Pearl, Mississippi

Pearl, Mississippi is home to famous Mississippians such as country singer LeAnn Rimes and Buffalo Bills’ football player Justin Jenkins. The city itself, named after the Pearl River, is considered part of the Jackson Metropolitan Area. Pearl, however, is the largest city within Rankin County and is the thirteenth largest city in Mississippi. Similar in size to Brandon, the city of Pearl is only twenty-two square miles. Pearl’s population is around 23,986 people.

Pearl has one public high school, Pearl High School, which received a rating of “Level 5 (Superior Performance)” based on students’ test scores. Pearl High School’s soccer team has achieved the title of 4-A State Champions five years in a row. In 1999, Pearl High School’s band performed in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City and won the 5-A State Championship in 2011. Pearl public schools are part of the Rankin County School District, which can be found online at:

Private schools in Pearl include Faith Academy, which includes pre-kindergarten through eighth grade, and Park Place Christian Academy, which will graduate its first ever senior class in May 2012. Pearl’s chief newspaper is the Rankin Ledger.

Baseball field Trustmark Park is located in Pearl as well. Trustmark Park is the home of Mississippi’s Class AA minor league team, the Mississippi Braves, an affiliate of the Atlanta Braves. The Mississippi Braves play in the Southern League of minor league baseball.

The City of Pearl's Municipal Court Judge is Judge Redfern and the interim Judge is Judge Shirley. The Chief City Prosecutor is currently Jim Bobo. The City of Pearl’s official website is City of Pearl Official Website.

M. Devin Whitt is an experienced criminal defense, divorce and family law and personal injury attorney who has actively practiced law since 2002. Devin routinely practices criminal defense in the City of Pearl Municipal Court assisting his clients with various legal issues including Arson, DUI and DWI, Misdemeanor Expungement, Fleeing, Eluding Law Enforcement, Simple Assault, Aggravated Assault, Hit and Run, Battery, Fraud, Forgery, Conspiracy, Destruction of Public Property, Disorderly Conduct, Disturbing the Peace, Drug Possession, Drug Trafficking, Drug Distribution, Drug Manufacture, Domestic Violence, Embezzlement, Extortion, Forgery, Public Intoxication, Shoplifting, Larceny, Burglary, Armed Robbery, and various Traffic Violations.

To contact Devin, please visit or call (601)-607-5055 for a free consultation. M. Devin Whitt, PLLC is located at 774 Avery Blvd. N., Ridgeland, MS 39157. Driving Directions: From the City of Pearl, take Interstate 20 West towards Jackson. Merge onto Interstate 55 North towards Jackson/Grenada and continue straight. Exit at County Line Road (Exit 103), turning right onto East County Line Road. Continue straight down East County Line Road, crossing through the light at Pear Orchard Road, to the light at Avery Blvd. N. At the light for Avery Blvd., turn left. Continue straight, passing through one stop sign at Northpark Drive. Devin’s office will be located on the right.