Family Law

Family Law Section's goal is to keep its members informed of the numerous changes and trends in this field of law. This is accomplished through updates of proposed and successful legislation, updates in significant case law, as well as through our sponsorship of the annual Hot Tips Family Law Seminar across the state and the publication of newsletters. Additionally, the Section offers a "list serve" for its members to communicate regarding specific questions, issues that develop, legislation, etc. Only Family Law Section member may interact through their email accounts on this list serve. The Family Law Section has and will continue to work to improve the quality of legal practice for its members in the family law area.

Family Law Section

2023-2024 Executive Committee 

Judge Lee Ann Turner, Starkville
County Court Judge - Oktibbeha County   
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(662) 320-6666

Vice Chair
Trhesa Patterson, Ridgeland
Heidelberg Patterson Welch PLLC
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(601) 790-1582

Jeremy P. McNinch, Brandon
McNinch Law Firm PLLC   
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(601) 519-4692 

Past Chair
Jonathan Martin, Tupelo
Law Office of Jonathan W Martin PA
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(662) 841-1433 

Member at Large (8/2023-7/2024)
G. Mel Coxwell, Brandon
Mel Coxwell PA  
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(601) 825-3124 

Member at Large (8/2023-7/2025)
Amanda Glover Evans, Gulfport
Mississippi Center for Legal Services Corporation
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(228) 896-9148 

Member at Large (8/2023-7/2026)
Michael Chapman, Tupelo
Herring Chapman PA
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(662) 842-1617