Chancellor JoeDae L. Jenkins

Chancellor Jenkins was elected to the office of Chancellor on Part 3 of Chancery Court for Shelby County in the August 2016 election.


  • University of Mississippi, B.A., 1980
  • University of Mississippi, J.D., 1983

Bar Admissions

  • Mississippi, 1983
  • Tennessee, 1990
JoeDae Jenkins

Legal and Professional Experience

  • Central Mississippi Legal Services, Staff Attorney, 1983
  • United States Air Force, Captain, 1983-1988
  • Private Practice, JoeDae L. Jenkins, Attorney at Law, 1988-1996
  • Charles Carpenter, P.C., 1997-2000
  • Private Practice, JoeDae L. Jenkins, Attorney at Law, 2000-2014
  • General Sessions Court Clerk’s Office, Civil Administrator, 2014-2016

Professional Honors and Activities

  • Magnolia Bar Association
  • Memphis Bar Association
  • Bench Bar CLE Co-Chair, 2001-2002
  • Bench Bar Co-Chair, 2002-2003
  • Mississippi Bar Association
  • National Bar Association
  • Ben F. Jones Chapter of National Bar Association
  • President, 1995
  • Vice-President, 1994
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Tennessee Board of Professional Responsibility Panel Member
  • Reginald Heber Smith Community Lawyer Fellowship
Having previously served as their Trustee and Children’s Minister, Chancellor Jenkins is currently an Assistant Pastor of Oak Grove M.B. Church in Memphis, Tennessee.