John Shirley has over 19 years of experience as a judge and has over 32 years of courtroom experience. Judge John Shirley made decisions based on the law and the facts and NOT based on politics.

On March 1, 2019, Judge John Shirley resigned as Justice Court Judge to campaign for the position of County Prosecutor and on August 6, 2019, John Shirley won the Republican Primary as County Prosecutor for the term beginning January 2, 2020.

  • Law Office:
    • 601-992-8589    Flowood
    • 601-939-1289    Pearl
    • 601-992-8589    Reservoir
    • Email:
    • US Mail: PO Box 4334, Brandon, MS 39047

  • Prosecutor:


  • County Prosecutor
  • Private Law Practice
  • Courtroom Trial Experience (1987 - Present)
  • Justice Court Judge
  • Pearl Youth Court Judge
  • Pearl Municipal Court Judge
  • Special Brandon Municipal Court Judge
  • Special Flowood Municipal Court Judge
  • Special Richland Municipal Court Judge
  • Special Rankin County Youth Court Judge
  • Law Enforcement Instructor
  • Seminar Speaker
  • Guardian Ad Litem (Attorney for abused children)
  • County Court Prosecutor
  • Justice Court Prosecutor
  • Youth Court Prosecutor
  • Circuit Court Prosecutor
  • Special County Prosecutor
  • Attorney for Department of Human Services
  • Graduate Computer Instructor - M.S.U.
  • Business Law Instructor - Hinds CC
  • Computer Science Instructor - Hinds CC


  • Doctor of Jurisprudence - M.C. School of Law
  • National Judicial College
    • Advanced Evidence for Judges
    • Advanced Criminal Evidence for Judges
    • Co-Occurring Mental & Substance Abuse
    • Enhancing Judicial Bench Skills
    • Evidence in a Courtroom Setting
    • 4th Amendment - Search & Seizure for Judges
    • General Jurisdiction for Judges
    • Impaired Driving Cases
    • Scientific Evidence & Expert Testimony
  • National Council Juvenile & Family Court Judges
    • Advanced Evidence in Family Law
    • Advanced Family Law for Judges
    • Managing Challenging Family Law
  • American Prosecutor's Research Institute
    • Trial Prosecution of Child Abuse
    • Advanced Trial Prosecution of Child Abuse
  • Numerous Judicial & Prosecution Seminars
  • B.S. Computer Science - U.A.B.
  • Graduate Study in Computer Science - M.S.U.

Seminar Speaker

  • Changes in Youth Court Law
  • Confessions and Search & Seizure
  • Criminal Sentencing
  • Criminal Trial Procedures
  • Ethical Issues for Guardians Ad Litem
  • Ethical Issues for Justice Court Judges
  • Ethical Issues for Juvenile Defenders
  • Ethical Issues for Municipal Court Judges
  • Ethical Issues for Youth Court Judges
  • Fundamentals of Holding Court
  • Judicial Tips for Justice Court Practice
  • Judicial Tips for Municipal Court Practice
  • Judicial Tips for Youth Court Practice
  • Overview of Youth Court Law
  • Procedures Preceding a Criminal Trial
  • Prosecution of Child Abuse
  • Role & Powers of a Guardian Ad Litem
  • Role of GAL v. Role of Juvenile Defender
  • Testimony by Children
  • Youth Court Practice

Chancery Court Forms and Statutes


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