Circuit Court Judges

The number of Circuit Court judges per district ranges from one to four. Four Circuit Court judges preside in the First Circuit Court District. Circuit Court judges are selected in non-partisan elections to serve four-year terms. In order to serve as a Circuit Court judge, one must meet the following requirements set forth by the Constitution of the State of Mississippi:

  1. Practicing lawyer for five years
  2. 26 years of age or older
  3. Citizen of this State for at least five years
  4. Citizen of the district in which he or she serves

Senior Circuit Court Judge, Thomas J. Gardner, III

Thomas J. Gardner, III

Senior Circuit Judge

District 1
Place 3​
Photo courtesy of Mabus Photography

Picture of Circuit Court Judge - Paul S. Funderburk - Photo courtesy of Photography by Trent

Paul S. Funderburk

Circuit Court Judge

District 1​
Place 2
Photo courtesy of Photography by Trent​​

Circuit Court Judge - Jim S. Pounds - Photo courtesy of Photography by Trent

Jim S. Pounds

Circuit Court Judge

District 1
Place 1
Photo courtesy of Photography by Trent​​

Circuit Court Judge James L. Roberts, Jr. - Photo courtesy of Mabus Photography

James L. Roberts, Jr.

Circuit Court Judge

District 1
Place 4
Photo courtesy of Mabus Photography ​​

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