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Lawrence Primeaux is a judge for the 12th Chancery District of Mississippi. Judge Primeaux was elected to the Twelfth District Chancery Court in 2006 and took office Jan. 2, 2007. The district includes Lauderdale and Clarke counties. For more than seven years he has published The Better Chancery Practice Blog, https://betterchancery.com. The ABA Journal in November 2016 named it among the nation’s 100 best blogs for a legal audience, and on Nov. 3, it placed first in the Expert Institute’s Best Legal Blog Contest and second overall among all blog contestants.
He attended the University of Southwestern Louisiana and Nicholls State University. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology, sociology, and anthropology from the University of Mississippi in 1971, and a law degree from the University of Mississippi School of Law in 1973.
Judge Primeaux practiced law for two years in Memphis, then worked as an appeals officer for the U.S. Civil Service Commission in Atlanta for four years. He worked as the managing attorney for the former East Mississippi Legal Services office 1978-1981. He was in private law practice in Meridian for 25 years. He previously served as attorney for the city of Meridian, the Meridian Airport Authority, the Meridian Transportation Commission and the Meridian Civil Service Commission.
He is a former president of the Lauderdale County Bar Association and former chairman of the State Charity Hospital Board. He served on the East Mississippi State Hospital Community Advisory Committee, and on the boards of directors of the Lauderdale County Group Home, St. Francis Homes Inc., and Friendship Center. He is a former president of United Way of Lauderdale County and of the Mental Health Association of Lauderdale County. He is a former director of the Meridian Rotary Club.