Lawrence “Larry” Primeaux

Chancellor, District 12, Place 2, 2007-present

Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Civil Rules, 2010-present

Supreme Court Commission on Guardianships and Conservatorships, 2017-2018

Family First Initiative Pilot Community Steering Chair, 2018

Conference of Chancery Judges, Chair, 2018-2019


Born in 1949, in Abbeville, Louisiana

Admitted to practice law in Mississippi in December 1973

Admitted to practice law in Tennessee in June 1974 (inactive)

Admitted to practice in all State and federal courts in Mississippi

In private practice over 33 years, primarily in Chancery Court in family law, probate matters and trials. Trial experience included hundreds of cases involving issues such as: equitable distribution; contested divorce; contested child custody; contested estate matters; child support collection; separate maintenance; corporate and partnership dissolution; election contests, state and federal criminal trials (not after 1990) property disputes and contested and uncontested adoptions.  Handled 36 appeals.

Sole practitioner (1995-2006)

Partner, Goldman & Primeaux, Meridian (1991-1995)

Partner, Goldman, Dreyfus & Primeaux, Meridian (1981-1991)

Managing Attorney, East Mississippi Legal Services, Meridian (1978-1981)

Appeals Officer, U.S. Civil Service Commission, Atlanta (1975-1978)

Associate, Elbert H. Coles, Attorney, Memphis (1974-1975)


Attorney for City of Meridian (1985-1993)

Attorney for Meridian Airport Authority (1992-2003)

Attorney for Meridian Civil Service Commission (1994-2006)

Attorney for Meridian Transportation Commission (1995-2003)

Member, Mississippi Bar, Lauderdale County Bar Association (President 1994)


Juris Doctorate, University of Mississippi, 1973

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Sociology and Anthropology, University of Mississippi, 1971

attended the University of Southwestern Louisiana (now University of Louisiana-Lafayette) 1967-1969

also attended Nicholls State University, summers of 1967 and 1968

Fellow, Mississippi Bar Foundation



State Charity Hospital Board, Chairman

United Way of Lauderdale County, President

United Way of Lauderdale County, Campaign Chairman

Mental Health Association in Lauderdale County, President

Meridian Rotary Club, Director

East Mississippi State Hospital Community ECT Committee

Lauderdale Group Home, Inc. board of directors

St. Francis Homes, Inc. board of directors

Friendship Center board of directors

Care Lodge board of directors

Episcopal Church of the Mediator:  Senior Warden 2003-2006; Diocesan Executive Committee, 2005-2009; vestry member, two terms; Stewardship chair; choir; barbecue chair; Adult Christian Education Director.


Married in 1971 to Lisa M. Primeaux, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and Registered Nurse, (retired). Three children: Aimee, Paul and Mark, and two grandchildren, Nola and Baxter.

§ One Response to BIO

  • hank zuber says:

    Your Honor: I am a general practitioner with an emphasis in chancery practice and a member of the state legislature. I would love an opportunity to meet with you to discuss the direction of family/chancery practice and to recieve recommendations from you on how we can preclude the extinction of the general practitioner (i.e. even joint complaint / ID divorces’ procedure is different from county to county).
    State Rep. hank Zuber, Ocean Springs

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