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Southern District of MS

Southern District of Mississippi - United States Bankruptcy Court

This is a map of the Mississippi counties that are included in the Southern District of Mississippi’s United States Bankruptcy Court and how they are divided for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy cases and also for Chapter 13 Bankruptcy cases. (Unless otherwise specified, the division is the same for both types of bankruptcy cases) The color coding shows you which counties are covered by which Judge.

Honorable Neil P. Olack, Chief Judge Green
Honorable Edward Ellington, Judge Blue
Honorable Katharine M. Samson, Judge Orange

All of the green and blue counties would appear in court at the Jackson, MS United States Bankruptcy Courthouse (Madison, Hinds, Rankin, Holmes, Yazoo, Sharkey, Issaquena, Warren, Claiborne, Jefferson, Adams, Franklin, Wilkinson, Amite, Copiah, Simpson, Smith, Scott, Leake, Newton, Lauderdale, Kemper, Neshoba, Leake, and Noxubee counties).

The counties in orange are split between the Hattiesburg, MS location and the Gulfport, MS location. Note: Only hearings are held at the Hattiesburg, MS location.

The Jasper, Clarke, Lincoln, Lawrence, Jefferson Davis, Covington, Jones, Wayne, Pike, Walthall, Marion, Lamar, Forrest, Perry, and Greene counties would appear in court at the Hattiesburg, MS location. The Pearl River, Stone, George, Hancock, Harrison, and Jackson counties would appear in court at the Gulfport, MS location.

The addresses to the United States Bankruptcy Courthouses are as follows:

501 East Court Street, Jackson, MS 39201 (601) 608-4600
2012 15th Street, Gulfport, MS 39501 (228) 563-1790
701 Main Street, Hattiesburg, MS 39401 (Hearings only)

To view the calendar of Court Hearings / Meeting of Creditors, click here.

The Southern District of Mississippi Bankruptcy Courts are a part of the US Trustee Program - Region 5, and Ronald H. McAlpin, Assistant United States Trustee, is located at the Jackson MS United States Bankruptcy Courthouse.

The Chapter 13 Trustees covering the Southern District of Mississippi bankruptcy cases are as follows:

Harold J Barkley, Jr Jackson, MS (601) 362-6161
James L Henley, Jr Jackson, MS (601) 981-9100
JC Bell Hattiesburg, MS (601) 582-5011
Warren A Cuntz, Jr Gulfport, MS (228) 831-9531

The chapter 7 Trustees covering the Southern District of Mississippi bankruptcy cases are as follows:

Derek A. Henderson Jackson, MS (601) 948-3167
Eileen N. Shaffer Jackson, MS (601) 969-3006
J. Stephen Smith Jackson, MS (601) 352-6767
Kimberly R. Lentz Gulfport, MS (228) 867-6050

When you file a Chapter 7 or a Chapter 13 bankruptcy case, the court’s Electronic Filing System assigns a court location, a Judge, and a Trustee to your case. Regardless of which type of case you file, the US Trustee remains the same. Then a date for your Meeting of Creditors is scheduled by the same system and it is set for approximately 30 days after the day your case is filed.

If you do not see your county listed above, take a look at the Northern District of MS United States Bankruptcy Court.