Madison County Court Judge Ed Hannan Announces Candidacy for
Mississippi Court of Appeals
Judge Ed Hannan is pleased to announce his candidacy for the Mississippi Court of Appeals, District 3, Position 1. Judge Hannan currently serves as the Senior Madison County Judge, having first been elected in 2006. Prior to the Madison County Court, he served as the Municipal Court Judge for the City of Madison for over nine years.
Mississippi needs experienced judges. The Mississippi Court of Appeals handles a wide variety of cases appealed from courts throughout the state. Experienced judges are better suited to handle such a variety of cases. Judge Hannan brings a combined 19 years of judicial experience to his candidacy for the Court of Appeals.
Judge Hannan is an experienced judge. In almost 20 years of judicial experience, Judge Hannan has presided over thousands of criminal and civil cases, many of which were jury trials. As County Court Judge, Judge Hannan also serves as Youth Court Judge for Madison County, presiding over such matters as abuse and neglect cases. He has also served as a Special Circuit Judge and Acting Circuit Judge in felony and civil cases.
Judge Hannan is a tireless worker. In addition to his duties on the County Court, Judge Hannan was appointed by the Mississippi Supreme Court in 2011 to serve as Special Circuit Judge to preside over the then newly created Twentieth Circuit District Drug Court for Madison and Rankin Counties. He was subsequently reappointed to this position for the term ending 2018.
Judge Hannan is a leader in the judiciary. In 2015, he was named Chair of the Conference of County Court Judges, having previously served as Curriculum Chair. In 2014, he was appointed to the Judicial Advisory Study Committee.
Judge Hannan is qualified to serve. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Mississippi in 1979 (B.P.A., magna cum laude) and his juris doctor degree from the University of Mississippi in 1982, where he was a member of the law review. He is admitted to practice law in Mississippi and Louisiana. Judge Hannan is also a graduate of the General Jurisdiction Course and the Drug Court Judicial Training program at the National Judicial College in Reno, Nevada. Prior to being elected County Court Judge, he practiced law for nearly 25 years in federal and state courts.
Judge Hannan is proud to call this district home. He and his wife, Cindy, have resided in Madison County since 1983, where they raised three daughters, Abigail, Kimberly, and Anabeth. The Hannan’s are active members of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Madison. For nearly 20 years, Judge Hannan was involved with youth sports in Madison County and has coached over 45 youth sports teams.