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Patricia D. Wise

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Patricia D. Wise
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Current Court Information:
Mississippi 5th Chancery District
Title:   Judge
Active:   1989-2018
Past position:   Attorney, Dockins & Wise, Attorneys at Law
Personal History
Undergraduate:   University of Mississippi
Law School:   University of Mississippi
Candidate 2014:
Candidate for:  Chancery Court
Position:  District 5, Place 2
State:  Mississippi
Election information 2014:
Incumbent:  Yes
Election date:  11/4/2014
Election vote:  ApprovedA

Patricia D. Wise is a judge for the 5th Chancery District of Mississippi. She was first elected to the court in 1989.[1][2] She was re-elected on November 4, 2014, for a term that begins in 2015 and will expire in 2018.[3][4]



See also: Mississippi judicial elections, 2014
Wise ran for re-election to the 5th Chancery District.
General: She was unopposed in the general election on November 4, 2014.[4]


Wise was re-elected to the 5th Chancery District after running unopposed.[2]

Main article: Mississippi judicial elections, 2010


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.[5]


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]

Judicial philosophy

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

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.'[6][7]

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