CIRCUIT COURT

CONTACT THE CIRCUIT COURT

For all general inquiries please fill out the form below and our office will get back with you.

Judge Linda F. Coleman 

Theresa J. Thigpen

Court Administrator

PO Box 548

Cleveland, MS 38732

662-846-2939

Fax: 662-846-2937

Gail P. Thompson

Staff Attorney

PO Box 548

Cleveland, MS 38732

662-846-2939

Fax: 662-846-2937

Email Gail

Barbara Crawford

Court Reporter

PO Box 548

Cleveland, MS 38732

662-846-2939

Fax: 662-846-2937

Judge Albert B. "Al" Smith III- Senior Judge

Rebecca Dean

Court Administrator

PO Box 478

Cleveland, MS 38732

662-843-3346

Fax: 662-846-2930

Email Rebecca

Brenda D. Blackburn,CSR,RPR

Court Reporter

PO Box 384

Cleveland, MS 38732

662-843-3346

Fax: 662-846-2930

Email Brenda

Arthur H. Calderon

Law Clerk

PO Box 478

Cleveland, MS 38732

662-843-3346

Fax: 662-846-2930

Email Arthur

Tracy N. Swafford, M. Ed

Drug Court Coordinator

PO Box 478

Cleveland, MS 38732

662-846-2944

Fax: 662-846-2930

Email Tracy

Jeffrey Davis

Case Manager

PO Box 478

Cleveland, MS 38732

662-846-2944

Fax: 662-846-2930

Judge Charles E. Webster

Teresa C. Ragland

Court Administrator

PO Drawer 998

Clarksdale, MS 38614

662-624-3039

Fax: 662-624-2515

Email Teresa

Don Cumbest

Staff Attorney

PO Drawer 998

Clarksdale, MS 38614

662-624-3039

Fax: 662-624-2515

Email Don

Julia W. Phillips, CSR, RPR

Court Reporter

PO Drawer 998

Clarksdale, MS 38614

662-624-3039

Fax: 662-624-2515

Email Julia

General Information:

Circuit Courts hear felony criminal prosecutions and civil lawsuits. Circuit Courts hear appeals from County, Justice and Municipal courts and from administrative boards and commissions such as the Workers’ Compensation Commission and the Mississippi Department of Employment Security.

 

There are 22 Circuit Court districts and 51 Circuit Court judges. The number of Circuit 

Judges per district ranges from one to four. Circuit Court judges are selected in non-partisan elections to serve four-year terms.

 

Trials are heard with a 12-member jury and usually one or two alternate jurors. A judge may preside without a jury if the dispute is a question of law rather than fact.

Mary K. Dilley, CSR, RPR

Court Reporter

PO Drawer 998

Clarksdale, MS 38614

662-624-3039

Fax: 662-624-2515

Email Mary

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