Chancery District Court

401 Market Street
Port Gibson, MS 39150
Phone: 601-437-4992
Fax 601-437-3137

Cases heard in the Chancery Court include domestic/family matters, divorce, child custody, property division, adoptions, alimony, estates of descendants, land issues (titles, contracts), emancipation (declaring a minor to be 21 for work purposes), property title confirmation, property disputes (over $50,000), insurance settlements to minors, and commitments of mentally disabled.

The following judges preside over the Claiborne County Chancery District Court:

  • E. Vincent Davis
  • George Ward

Circuit Court

401 Market Street
Port Gibson, MS 39150
Phone: 601-437-5841
Fax: 601-437-4543

The Circuit Court has original jurisdiction over all civil and criminal matters not vested exclusively in another court. Most Circuit Court cases are heard by juries.

The following judge presides over the Claiborne County Circuit Court:

  • Tomika H. Irving

Justice Court

501 Market Street
Port Gibson, MS 39150
Phone: 601-437-4478
Fax: 601-437-3833

The Justice Court resides over a myriad of matters, from civil suits to delinquent mobile home taxes. Traffic tickets issued by the State Highway Patrol and the Master County Sheriff’s Department are resolved in the Justice Court, as well as Public Service tickets, Gaming, Fishing, and Marine Reserve tickets.

This Court hears all matters with regard to DUIs and violations of County ordinances. All felony cases are first heard in the Justice Court for an initial appearance and the filing of affidavit. Judges from this office have court sessions at the jail three times each week to ensure each person’s right to have an initial court appearance within three days of arrest.

The following judges preside over the Claiborne County Justice Court:

  • East District – Mary C. Curry
  • West District – Mareesha Odom

County Prosecuting Attorney

The County Prosecuting Attorney represents the state in all felony matters before the county’s justice or county court. Also, the Prosecuting Attorney represents the state in criminal cases appealed form justice or county court to circuit court, can present matters to the grand jury, is responsible for all misdemeanor youth court proceedings and all other cases not specified to the District Attorney.

Michael Keyton, Prosecutor
P.O. Box 694
Anytown MS 39150
Phone: 601-437-3322
Fax: 601-437-0088

District Attorney 

Daniella M. Shorter
P.O. Box 767
Hazlehurst, MS 39083
Phone: 601-894-5010
Fax: 601-894-9080

Public Defenders

Information coming soon.

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