About District Attorney John K. Bramlett, Jr.

Since his appointment as District Attorney, and earlier as the twice elected County Prosecutor in Rankin County, Special Prosecutor for Crimes Against Children and Assistant District Attorney for Madison and Rankin counties, District Attorney Bramlett has fought to protect the best interests of our citizens, children and the elderly.

District Attorney Bramlett has prosecuted thousands of cases throughout the Twentieth Judicial District to safeguard our communities and to hold criminals accountable for their crimes, including the only successful death penalty prosecutions in both Madison County (2018) and Rankin County (2003) this century.

District Attorney Bramlett has presented in numerous and varied forums on topics including without limitation abuse – both physical and sexual – of children, child neglect and exploitation and driving under the influence and its impact on victims. He has lectured on various aspects of  criminal law and procedure to law students, law enforcement officers and others, and District Attorney Bramlett and his staff currently provide criminal law instruction at the Mississippi Law Enforcement Officers Training Academy.

Upon obtaining his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Mississippi, District Attorney Bramlett attended Mississippi College School of Law and received his Juris Doctorate degree in 1988. Shortly after graduation he was elected County Attorney of Rankin County, a position to which he was twice reelected. It was during his third term as Rankin County’s prosecutor that he was selected to serve as the Special Prosecutor for Crimes Against Children for the Twentieth Judicial District, prosecuting abuse, sex and death crimes wherein the victim was a child. He has served as an Assistant District Attorney for the Twentieth Judicial District for almost eight years, and was appointed District Attorney by Governor Phil Bryant in December 2018.  He was educated in the public schools of Rankin County.

District Attorney Bramlett loves spending time in the outdoors hunting and fishing. He is married to the former Celeste Bryant of Brandon and they are raising their family in Madison.