Courts

15th Chancery District Court 

215 Justice Street
Brookhaven MS 39602
Phone: 601-835-3411
Fax: 601-835-3423

Cases heard in the Chancery Court include domestic/family matters, divorce, child custody, property division, adoptions, alimony, estates of descendants, land issues (titles, contracts), emancipation (declaring a minor to be 21 for work purposes), property title confirmation, property disputes (over $50,000), insurance settlements to minors, and commitments of mentally disabled.

The following Judges preside over the Lincoln County Chancery District Court:

  • Hon. Edward E. Patten, Jr.

Circuit Court

Lincoln County Courthouse
301 S First Street
Brookhaven MS 39601
Phone: 601-835-3435
Fax: 601-835-3482

The Circuit Court has original jurisdiction over all civil and criminal matters not vested exclusively in another court. Most Circuit Court cases are heard by juries.

The following Judges preside over the Lincoln County Circuit Court:

  • Hon. Michael M. Taylor
     
  • Hon. David Strong

Justice Court  

308 S 2nd Street
Brookhaven, MS 39601
Phone: 601-835-3475
Fax: 601-835-3494

The Justice Court resides over a myriad of matters, from civil suits to delinquent mobile home taxes. Traffic tickets issued by the State Highway Patrol and the Lincoln County Sheriff's Department are resolved in the Justice Court, as well as Public Service tickets, Gaming, Fishing and Marine Reserve tickets.

This Court hears all matters with regard to DUIs and violations of County ordinances. All felony cases are first heard in the Justice Court for initial appearance and the filing of affidavit. Judges from this office have court sessions at the jail three times each week to ensure each person's right to have an initial court appearance within three days of arrest.

The following Judges preside over the Lincoln County Justice Court:

  • Post 1 - Hon. Joe Portrey
     
  • Post 2 - Hon. Roger Martin

Youth Court 

301 S First Street
Brookhaven, MS 39601
Phone: 601-833-113-01615-3423

Cases heard in the Youth Court include matters involving delinquent children, children in need of supervision, and neglected and/or abused children.

The following Judge presides over the Lincoln County Youth Court:

  • Hon. Bradley R. Boerner

County Prosecuting Attorney

  • W. Brady Kellems

PO Box 1406
Brookhaven, MS 39602
Phone: 601-835-2900
Fax: 601-833-7174