Judge Hannan appointed to Commission on Judicial Performance

November 2, 2021

Supreme Court Chief Justice Mike Randolph appointed Madison County Court Judge Edwin Hannan as an alternate member of the Commission on Judicial Performance on Nov. 1.

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House Speaker Philip Gunn recommended Judge Hannan to take the place on the judicial disciplinary body previously held by Rankin County Court Judge Kent McDaniel, who retired Sept. 30. The appointive term will end Dec. 31, 2026.

The Commission on Judicial Performance investigates allegations of judicial misconduct and makes recommendations for discipline to the Supreme Court. The Commission includes seven members and seven alternates. An alternate member sits on a judicial disciplinary hearing panel when a member has a conflict or cannot otherwise participate.

Judge Hannan also was reelected on Oct. 28 as chairman of the Conference of County Court Judges. Officers of the Conference of County Court Judges were elected by their colleagues during the Fall Trial and Appellate Judges Conference in Jackson. Judge Hannan, of Madison, has served as conference chairman since 2015.

Judge Hannan began his service as Madison County Court Judge in January 2007. He previously served for more than nine years as Madison Municipal Judge. He practiced law for 25 years before he was elected to the Madison County Court bench. He is a graduate of the University of Mississippi and the University of Mississippi School of Law.