Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Governor appoints McLaurin as Rankin Chancellor

Governor Phil Bryant issued the following press release:

Gov. Bryant Appoints John McLaurin Jr. as Rankin County Chancery Judge

JACKSON– Gov. Phil Bryant has appointed John McLaurin, Jr. as Rankin County Chancery Judge in the 20th Chancery Court District, Place 1. McLaurin’s term is effective immediately. He replaces the late Dan Fairly.

“I am very pleased to appoint John to this position,” Gov. Bryant said. “He has extensive legal experience with heavy emphasis in the chancery court system. He is a lifelong resident of Rankin County, and I know he will serve its residents well.”

McLaurin holds a bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University and graduated from the University of Mississippi School of Law. He has practiced law at McLaurin & McLaurin continuously since 1976 with a heavy emphasis in Chancery Court practice.

In 2007, McLaurin was appointed Rankin County Chancery Court Family Master and has heard nearly every modification, paternity and contempt case filed in Rankin County since that appointment. He has also heard most of the temporary hearings in divorce cases during that time.

He has also served as general counsel for two Rankin County Chancery Clerks. He has extensive experience in real estate proceedings and has served as Special Master in land partition cases.

"I am honored by Gov. Bryant’s appointment and grateful for the opportunity to serve in this capacity,” McLaurin said. “I pledge to faithfully uphold my oath and to work for the people of Rankin County to the very best of my ability."

McLaurin is a lifelong member of Brandon First United Methodist Church. He and his wife, the late Carol Noel McLaurin, were married for 33 years. They have two adult children and two granddaughters.


Anonymous said...

Seems like the logical choice, what am I missing?

Anonymous said...

Good one

Here He Come said...

This resume strikes quite a balance with those of jurists across the creek in Hinds.

Anonymous said...

jurists across the creek

Don't go talking about LaRooter's hat.........

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

John is a good man and excellent attorney. His wisdom, experience and intelligence will serve Rankin County well.

Kingfish said...

Bradshaw..... Berry.....

Anonymous said...

McLaurin should be ashamed of himself. He let the court administrator go who has served faithfully through the past two judges and was less than a year from retirement.

Anonymous said...

I hear that the court administrator he let go was very rude to the Ukrainian Ambassador during the imprisonment of the Ukrainian orphans. To the point that the ambassador complained to the court or state officials.

Anonymous said...

Also, her bias guardian ad litem appointments handed over to the judge sign off on dealing with the best interest for the minor child in numerous cases in Chancery court was very unethically excecuted by her. This is a great start of purging the diseases within the staff to hopefully build integrity in the system.

Anonymous said...

Sorry, 11:38, but nothing about this situation is great.

Anonymous said...

What an incestual cesspool:

Anonymous said...

apparently larry swales, haydn roberts no 1 supporter, text the judges "houston we have a problem" to get them down to the supervisors room lickety split. would haydn unseal the bradshaw, adkins, ms state university case if elected?

Jeff Rimes said...

The Supervisors were absolutely out of line when they attempted to prevent Judge Grant from naming a family master. The senior chancellor has always appointed the family master. The Supervisors were on the verge of causing chaos for a lot of families who were expecting to be heard tomorrow. Of course, anyone can walk through the Chancery Court building and they will see the Supervisors have failed to do their job and allocate the necessary resources for the Chancery Court or the families with cases before the Chancery Court.

Anonymous said...

Bad choice, Gov. You have a track record of making bad choices and bad endorsements. I won't list them here cause there's not enough space. McLaurin makes decisions based on his inexperienced judgment and not the facts before him. Bad choice for the county and the people of our state.

Anonymous said...

Best choice for the people in Rankin county, hands down!! New court administrator has over 30 years experience!

Anonymous said...

She does not have experience as a court administrator. She worked in a different area. My problem is not with the new administrator but with the manner in which the current one was treated.

Anonymous said...

2:52-I disagree!!! New administrator is rude, doesn't return phone calls & is NOT good for this office. This is a trainwreck waiting to happen (emotional judge that DOESNT follow the law & a bad court administrator).

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