Patricia D. Wise

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Patricia D. Wise
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Current Court Information:
Mississippi 5th Chancery District
Title:   Judge
Active:   1989-2014
Past position:   Attorney, Dockins & Wise, Attorneys at Law
Personal History
Undergraduate:   University of Mississippi
Law School:   University of Mississippi

Patricia D. Wise is a judge for the 5th Chancery District of Mississippi. She was elected in 1989 and was most recently re-elected in 2010.[1][2] Her current term expires in 2014.


Wise received a B.A. from the University of Mississippi, going on to earn her J.D. there as well. She was admitted to the bar in 1984.[3]


Prior to her judicial election in 1989, Wise was a managing attorney and partner in the law firm of Dockins & Wise, Attorneys at Law in Jackson. She specialized in the areas of domestic relations, personal injury and general civil practice.[1]

2010 election

Wise was re-elected after running unopposed.[4][2]

Main article: Mississippi judicial elections, 2010

Judicial philosophy

Prior to the 2006 election, Wise said to Jackson Free Press,

This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

It's easy for someone to stand from the outside and look in with criticism, but domestic cases are heart wrenching and complex. You can't run them through the mill. You can't just stand up and say, 'You get the kids, you get the dog and you get the cat.'[5]

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