Brantley qualified as candidate
special to The Star
Feb. 3, 2002
Mississippi Court of Appeals Judge Jim Brantley of Madison has qualified as a candidate for the upcoming November election to retain his position.
A native of the Walnut Grove community in Leake County, Brantley completed his B.S. degree in Business Administration in 1962 at Mississippi State University after four years of service in the U.S. Air Force. He received his J.D. degree from the University of Mississippi School of Law in 1970.
Brantley was appointed in August 2001 to fill the position vacated by Judge Mary Libby Paynes' retirement. He was sworn in Sept. 4.
Early in his legal career, Brantley worked for the state Senate drafting legislation and conducting research in the Legislative Services Office. After working for the Senate, he served as General Counsel for the Mississippi Department of Mental Health. From 1986-2001, he was senior and managing partner with the firm of Brantley and Knowles.
Brantley is married to the former Brenda McAdory of Noxapater in Winston County and the father of two children, Jay Brantley of Brandon and Lisa Brantley Workman of Virginia. He has three grandchildren.
Mississippi Court of Appeals District Three, position two includes the following counties: Attala, Clarke, Clay, Jasper, Jones, Kemper, Lauderdale, Leake, Lowndes, Madison, Neshoba, Newton, Oktibbeha, Rankin, Scott, Smith, Wayne and Winston.