Senior Judge

Albert B. Smith III

P.O. Drawer 478
Cleveland, MS 38732

Phone: (662) 843-3346
Fax: (662) 846-2930
Email:ctadmin@bellsouth.net

To set a Case by Phone, please contact Court Administrator, Rebecca Dean at (662) 843-3346

Judge Albert B. Smith III was born in Bolivar County, Mississippi. Upon completion of his legal education at Mississippi College School of Law in December of 1983 and passing the State Bar examination in February 1984, Judge Smith entered into private practice in Jackson, Mississippi. Judge Smith moved to Cleveland, Mississippi in 1986 and joined the law firm of Griffith & Griffith and was later elected Bolivar County Prosecuting Attorney in 1987. In 1989, he then entered into private practice in Cleveland and practiced law in the old “Owen Building” which he later named the “Smith Building” after his late father, Albert B. Smith, Jr., his late grandfather Albert B. Smith, Sr. and his late great grand uncle, John T. Smith.

Just prior to being appointed Circuit Court Judge, Judge Smith was Bolivar County Prosecuting Attorney, a position he was elected to in 1987 and re-elected to in 1991, 1995 and 1999. Judge Smith was appointed by Governor Ronnie Musgrove in July 2000 to serve as Circuit Court Judge of the Eleventh Circuit Court District, which is comprised of Bolivar, Coahoma, Quitman and Tunica Counties.

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