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Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Feb 22, 2021

Former 30th Judicial District Criminal Court Judge James C. Beasley Jr. died Feb. 21 according to the Administrative Office of the Courts. Beasley served the people of Shelby County for 22 years as a judge, from 1995 until his retirement in 2017. Prior to his judicial career, Beasley served as an assistant district attorney general there for 17 years. He graduated from the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law in 1977. In pursuing a career in the law, he followed in the footsteps of his father, Judge James C. Beasley Sr., who was an assistant district attorney general in Shelby County and then a judge on the 30th Judicial District Criminal Court.