Circuit Court

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.

Senior Judge

Judge Albert B. Smith III

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Office

Nicholas Garrard
Staff Attorney
P.O. Box 478
Cleveland, MS 38732
Phone: 662-843-3346
Fax: 662-846-2930

Court Reporter

Brenda D. Blackburn, CSR, RPR
P.O. Box 384
Cleveland, MS 38732
Phone: 662-843-3346
Fax: 662-846-2930
email: nmsdeltagirl@hotmail.com

11th Circuit Drug Court

Tracy N. Swafford, M.Ed.
Drug Court Coordinator
P.O. Box 478
Cleveland, MS 38732
Phone: 662-846-2944
Fax: 662-846-2930
email: tswafford11@bellsouth.net

Case Manager

Jeffrey Davis
P.O. Box 478
Cleveland, MS 38732
Phone: 662-846-2944
Fax: 662-846-2930

Circuit Court Judge

Judge Johnny E. Walls, Jr

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Court Administrator

Court Administrator
P.O. Box 548
Cleveland, MS 38732
Phone: 662-846-2939
Fax: 662-846-2937

Staff Attorney

P.O. Box 478
Cleveland, MS 38732
Phone: 662- 846-2939
Fax: 662-846-2937
email: lawclerk11@bellsouth.net

Court Reporter

Louise Wright, CSR
P.O. Box 548
Cleveland, MS 38732
Phone: 662-846-2939
Fax: 662-846-2937

Circuit Court Judge

Judge Charles E. Webster

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Court Administrator

Teresa Raglan
P.O. Drawer 998
Clarksdale, MS 38614
Ph: 662- 624-3017
Fax: 662-624-2515

Staff Attorney

Don Cumbest
P.O. Box 998
Clarksdale, MS 38614
Ph: 662-624-3039
Fax: 662-624-2515
email: lawclerk@clarksdale.com

Court Reporter

Julia W. Phillips, CSR, RPR
P.O. Box Drawer 998
Clarksdale, MS 38614
email: jwphillips@clarksdale.com

Court Reporter

Mary K. Dilley, CSR, RPR
P.O. Box 998
Clarksdale, MS 38614
email: mdilley@clarksdale.com

Additional Court Resources

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