Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Jeff Weill announces candidacy for Hinds County Circuit Judge

Jackson City Councilman Jeff Weill of Ward 1 announced his candidacy for the Hinds County Circuit Judge position currently held by Swan Yerger. Yerger announced he is retiring from the bench. Weill made the announcement before a gathering in front of the Willie Morris Library on Old Canton Road. Weill is a lawyer and former prosecutor.

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

His supporters shortly will claim that Weill was shot in the leg during an undercover Fuelman sting.

A step up though from the previous empty suit that was in Ward 1.

Anonymous said...

Well, thank God that we have someone like Weill to run for that seat on the bench. Here in Hinds County, that is the only position on the Circuit bench where a conservative, fair, and tough-on-crime judge can be elected and not be a trial lawyer.
Weill has proven himself on the Council. I dont know why anyone would want to spend even a minute on the Council, but I am glad Jeff Weill was willing to.

Anonymous said...

Weill has proven himself on the Council.

Yup. He's proven himself adept at chasing nits.

Anonymous said...

isn't weill's experience in the courtroom next to zero? both criminal and civil? i may be wrong here but, i think he was doing a lot of mediating (and maybe still does) before becoming a councilman. again, i may be wrong but, i think the question of what kind of relevant experience he has needs to be asked.

Anonymous said...

a super ego, and not a scholar of law. maybe be better than ogden; a toss up. when weill ran for city council he kept pushing 'harvard-trained' when in fact he just paid to attend a 4 day course there a couple of years ago.

Anonymous said...

he was an asst d.a. for a couple of years, so he's tried some criminal stuff. then he was a plaintiff lawyer for 10-15 years before he went into mediation of katrina claims. all in all not lots of trial experience.

Anonymous said...

So what's his rating in Martindale Hubbell? Where did he go to law school? Was he law review? If not, what was his class rank? Did he pass the bar the first time?
Did he win cases?

Anonymous said...

Why would anyone want this job?

Anonymous said...

not high rating. ole miss, think from tylertown or mccomb. no law review or moot court according to year book. lower half of class- i hear from a classmate. ole miss grads didnt take bar in early 80's for some reason?!

would much rather be a judge than on city counsel!

what about ogden's cv?

Anonymous said...

Wish Weill would be as focused on road repair. The Northside Drive roadblock has been up how many weeks now AND NO WORK IS BEING DONE.

Anonymous said...

There are others on the bench with no trial experience and it shows.

Anonymous said...

Then he'll fit right in. Face it the justice system in Hinds County is a joke anyway.

Anonymous said...

the newest circuit judge has no felony trial experience either. he also thinks Mississippi has a statute on "second degree murder". he is a complete joke and Haley Barbour is laughing his fat ass off over it.

Anonymous said...

When Ole Miss was the only law school in the state, Ole Miss law grads didn't have to take the bar exam. When Mississippi College School of Law (formerly Jackson School of Law) became accredited by the American Bar Association, grads from both schools had to take the bar exam. I used to know more about it, but that knowledge has been replaced by more important things.

Anonymous said...

Jeff Weill grew up in and graduated high school in Tylertown. His family still has a business there.

Anonymous said...

Weill has done little to impress on City Council - has either not responded to citizen complaints or has arrogantly involved himself in things thus alienating city officials that might have helped him. As for his legal career - well I would think if it were really successful, he would be busy practicing law rather than trying to get elected to a public position that many people are far better qualified for...

Anonymous said...

Sorry to refute you, but on our cul-de-sac, we had a serious drainage problem that started with Katrina and persisted for the years. Everytime it rained, it flooded our streets and yards. We could never get Melton to do anything about it. A few months after Weill got elected, my neighbors and I asked him to look into it. Within a week, a crew was out and the matter was fixed and remains so to this day.

Anonymous said...

i can tell you from talking to and watching Ashley Ogden in action that he is about as sharp as they come. He may not be the most likeable guy but in the legal field he can run cirlces around most every defense lawyer in jackson. He would certainly be more plaintiff oriented than weill in his decision making but he would grasp all the issues and run a better docket than weill.

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