COURTS

​​​​​​​​​Chancery Court Judges and Administration

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Judges

​​​​​​​​​​​​Place 1 – Jim Persons

​​​​​​​Place 2 – Jennifer Schloegel

​​​​​​​​Place 3 – Sandford “Sandy” Steckler

​Place 4 – Carter Bise

 

Court Administrators  

Joy Dansey – Persons/Schloegel 228-865-4096

Brooke Pollard – Steckler/Bise 228-865-4008

 

Family Master

​P. J. Mauffray – 228-216-6124

Circuit Court Judges and Support Staff

Judge

Lisa P. Dodson

P.O. Box 1461

Gulfport, MS 39502 

228-865-4189 

228-865-4376 

Ct. Rept.

Huey Bang

P.O. Box 1461

Gulfport, MS 39502

228-865-1023

228-865-4376

Ct. Rept.

Jamie Morgan

P.O. Box 1461

Gulfport, MS 39502

228-865-4016

228-865-4376

Ct. Rept.

Patricia Bodin

P.O. Box 1461

Gulfport, MS 39502

228-865-4189

228-865-4376

Ct. Admin.

Monica O’Meara

P.O. Box 1461

Gulfport, MS 39502

228-865-4220

228-865-4376

Ct. Admin.

Janice Malley

P.O. Box 1461

Gulfport, MS 39502

228-865-4104

228-867-6536

Ct. Admin.

Shirley Valdez

P.O. Box 1461

Gulfport, MS 39502

228-865-4006

228-865-1636

Staff Att. I

Constance Jordan

P.O. Box 1461

Gulfport, MS 39502

228-865-4006

228-865-1636

Judge 

Christopher Schmidt 

P.O. Box 1461

Gulfport, MS 39502 

228-865-4104 

228-867-6536 

Ct. Rept.

Huey Bang

P.O. Box 1461

Gulfport, MS 39502

228-865-1023

228-865-4376

Ct. Rept.

Michelle Casano

P.O. Box 1461

Gulfport, MS 39502

228-865-1023

228-865-4376

Ct. Rept.

Patricia Bodin

P.O. Box 1461

Gulfport, MS 39502

228-865-4189

228-865-4376

Ct. Admin.

Janice Malley

P.O. Box 1461

Gulfport, MS 39502

228-865-4104

228-867-6536

Ct. Admin.

Shirley Valdez

P.O. Box 1461

Gulfport, MS 39502

228-865-4006

228-865-1636

Staff Att. II

Shannon Farve

P.O. Box 1461

Gulfport, MS 39502

228-865-1038

228-867-6536

District Attorney

Joel Smith
District Attorney

 

D. Christopher Daniel
Assistant District Attorney
152 Main Street Suite D
Bay St. Louis, MS 39520
Phone: 228-467-6631
Fax 228-466-5696

 

Justice Court

8450 Highway 90
Bay St. Louis, MS 39520
(228) 467-5573
FAX (228) 255-5851

Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.

Located at the Hancock County Public Safety Complex

From I-10 we are approximately 7 miles South from Exit 2.

From Highway 603, we are approximately 5 miles West on Highway 90.

 

JUDGES

Honorable Desmond Hoda

Honorable Brian Necaise

Honorable Eric Moran

 

COUNTY PROSECUTOR

Olen Anderson

 

CLERK OF COURT

Jane Clayton
jane.clayton@co.hancock.ms.us

 

CASES HEARD BY HANCOCK COUNTY JUSTICE COURT

  • Civil actions under $3,500
  • Evictions
  • Criminal misdemeanor charges
  • Felony preliminaries
  • Marriage ceremonies
  • Highway Patrol, Sheriff Department, Hancock County Constable, and MDOT citations
  • Hancock County Justice Court has jurisdiction over all actions for the recovery of debts or damages as well as personal property, up to $3,500. Clients can file affidavits in Justice Court to recover property to settle debts, or to seek relief from disputes over family matters or issues involving neighbors and others.
  • Civil Process papers and subpoenas are served by Constables who are elected officials.
  • A 1984 statute by the Mississippi Legislature requiring a competent number of Justice Court Judges in each county eliminated the Justice of the Peace system and established the present Justice Court System.
  • You can check the status of a traffic violation by calling 10 days after receiving the citation. 

 

PAYMENTS OPTIONS:

  • We accept payments by Cash, Money Order, Cashier’s Check.
  • We accept payments made by credit/debit cards over the phone @ 1-855-796-5773 or online at  www.hancockjccopay.com

Hancock County Youth Court

126 Court Street
Bay St. Louis, MS 39520
228-467-7945

 

Youth Court Judge

Trent Favre

The Youth Court is responsible for handling cases and conducting court hearings involving persons under the age of 18 in the following categories:

  1. Delinquent Child: a child who has reached his 10th birthday who has committed a crime that would be punishable which if committed by an adult.
  2. Child in Need of Supervision: a child who has reached his 7th birthday and is in need of treatment or rehabilitation because the child is either habitually disobedient of reasonable and lawful commands of his parent, guardian or custodian and is ungovernable; or fails to attend school as required by law.
  3. Child in Need of Special Care: a child with any mental or physical illness that cannot be treated with the dispositional alternatives ordinarily available to the youth court.
  4. Abused Child: to include, but is not limited to, a child whose parent, guardian or custodian or any person responsible for his care or support, whether legally obligated to do so or not, has caused or allowed to be caused upon said child sexual abuse, sexual exploitation, emotional abuse, mental injury, non-accidental physical injury or other maltreatment. “Sexual abuse” means obscene or pornographic photographing, filming or depiction of children for commercial purposes, or the rape, molestation, incest, prostitution or other such forms of sexual exploitation of children under circumstances which indicate that the child’s health or welfare is harmed or threatened.
  5. Neglected Child: to include, but is not limited to, a child whose parent, guardian or custodian or any person responsible for his care or support, neglects or refuses, when able so to do, to provide for him proper and necessary care or support, or education as required by law, or medical, or other care necessary for his well-being.
  6. Dependent Child: a child who is not a child in need of supervision, a delinquent child, an abused child or a neglected child, and which child has been voluntarily placed in the custody of the Department of Human Services by his parent, guardian or custodian.

If you suspect a child is being abused or neglected, please call the Abuse and Neglect hotline at 1-800-222-8000.

If you would like to become a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteer to help abused and neglected children, please call 228-344-0419.