Court Officials

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Court Officials

David Delgado, Municipal Court Judge

David Delgado is licensed to practice law in Mississippi and Tennessee, and has been helping clients tackle difficult legal issues for 15 years. He received his B.A. in 1997 from the University of Notre Dame. Later, in 2000, he graduated from the University of Mississippi School of Law with his J.D.

Mr. Delgado has had many opportunities to address legal concerns over the course of his career. He has worked for the United States Department of Justice, the Executive Office for Immigration Review in Florida, Louisiana, Tennessee and Puerto Rico, as well as having been an attorney for various private law firms.

Mr. Delgado also serves as one of the youth court public defenders for the Desoto County Youth Court.

Joseph D. (Jody) Neyman, Assistant Municipal Court Judge

Judge Neyman has served the as the Assistant Municipal Judge for the City of Southaven since 2014. He previously presided as Municipal Court Judge Pro Tempore for the City of Hernando from 2002 to 2014.

Judge Neyman graduated with honors from the University of Mississippi in 1993 and received his Juris Doctor form the University of Mississippi Law School in 1996. 

In addition to his Judgeship, Judge Neyman has a private practice in Hernando, Mississippi. Judge Neyman is licensed to practice Law in the States of Mississippi and Tennessee, and has been admitted to practice in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit,  the U.S. District Court Northern District of Mississippi, and the U.S. District Court Southern District of Mississippi. Judge Neyman presently serves as the Vice-Chair of the Mississippi Bar's Governmental Affairs Executive Committee. Judge Neyman has previously served as the Mississippi Bar Commissioner for the 17th Circuit Court District of Mississippi and was previously certified by the Mississippi Bar as a Court Annexed Mediator. Judge Neyman is an active member of the Mississippi Municipal Court Judges Association, the Mississippi Bar Association, and the DeSoto County Bar Association.

Married to the former Mary Phillips Johnson of Jackson, Mississippi, Judge Neyman has been actively involved in the DeSoto County Community, having been a participant in Leadership DeSoto, the University of Mississippi Alumni Association, and he served as a past President of the Hernando Optimist Club and the Hernando Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. Judge Neyman and his wife have two children, and they are members of Independent Presbyterian Church in Memphis, Tennessee.