Gartin Building Courtroom with the Great Seal of the State of Mississippi

Investiture for Judge Coleman is January 4

December 17, 2010

An investiture ceremony for newly elected Sixteenth Circuit Court Judge Lee S. Coleman is scheduled for 9 a.m. Jan. 4, 2011, at the Clay County Courthouse in West Point.

Circuit Clerk Robert Harrell Jr. will administer the oath of office.

Judge-elect Coleman will fill a newly created judgeship in the Sixteenth Circuit District. When he takes the bench in January, the Sixteenth Circuit District will have three judges. The district includes Clay, Oktibbeha, Lowndes and Noxubee counties.

Coleman is among new circuit, chancery and county court judges statewide who will take the oath of office within the next few days. State trial court judges serve four-year terms.

Coleman, of West Point, has served for the past 26 years as attorney for the Clay County Board of Supervisors. He previously served for eight years in the Mississippi House of Representatives. He has practiced law for 37 years.

Coleman earned a Bachelor of Science degree in public administration from the University of Mississippi. He earned his law degree from the University of Mississippi School of Law, where he served as president of the law school student body.

He is a member of First Presbyterian Church of West Point, where he previously served as an elder.

He is married to the former Peggy Green. They have two sons.