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Lamar County, Mississippi

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Lamar County is one of 82 counties in Mississippi. The county is served by several courts. The 10th Chancery District has jurisdiction over disputes in matters involving equity; domestic matters including adoptions, custody disputes and divorces; guardianships; sanity hearings; wills; and challenges to constitutionality of state laws.[1]

Lamar County also contains a justice court, which handles small claims, misdemeanors, and "any traffic offense that occurs outside a municipality."[2][3] The 15th Circuit District Court hears "felony criminal prosecutions and civil lawsuits."[4]

The United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi has jurisdiction in Lamar County. Appeals from the Southern District go to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.


Lamar County, Mississippi

Chancery Court

Mississippi 10th Chancery District

Justice Court

Lamar County Justice Court, Mississippi

Circuit Court

Mississippi Fifteenth Judicial District

Municipal Court

Lumberton municipal court, Mississippi

Purvis municipal court, Mississippi

Sumrall municipal court, Mississippi

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Mississippi 10th Chancery District

Unopposed  Judge Deborah J. Gambrell (District 10, Place 1)
Unopposed  Judge Dawn H. Beam (District 10, Place 2)
Unopposed  Judge Johnny Lee Williams (District 10, Place 3)
Unopposed  Judge Ronald Doleac (District 10, Place 4)
See also: Mississippi judicial elections, 2014
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