June 1, 2010
GOVERNOR BARBOUR TO FILL SIXTH DISTRICT CHANCERY COURT VACANCY
Judge Kilpatrick to retire this month
Governor Haley Barbour will appoint Philadelphia attorney Joseph Kilgore as Chancery Judge in the Sixth District, Place One effective July 1. Kilgore will replace Judge Max Kilpatrick, who will retire June 30, 2010.
The Sixth Chancery Court District, Place One includes the following counties: Attala, Carroll, Choctaw, Kemper, Neshoba and Winston.
“Judge Kilpatrick has a record of fairness and justice in the Sixth Chancery District, and I thank him for his service,” Governor Barbour said. “His years of legal experience brought a high degree of competence and personal integrity to the bench.”
Kilgore, a partner in the Alford, Thomas and Kilgore law firm, is unopposed in the judicial election for the Sixth District, Place One seat. The election is Nov. 2.
He has served as a Special Master in Chancery Court and as a Youth Court Referee in Kemper County. Kilgore also has worked as board attorney for the Philadelphia Public School District and for Philadelphia Utilities.
Kilgore received his law degree and bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Mississippi. He and his wife, Beth, have two children, Anna Beth and Reed.