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Court of Appeals
Presiding Judge
Kenny Griffis
District 3, Position 2

Judge Kenny Griffis serves as a Presiding Judge on the Mississippi Court of Appeals. He was elected to the court for the first time in November 2002 and began his service in January 2003.

Judge Griffis currently serves as a member of the Mississippi Supreme Courtís Advisory Committee on the Rules and the Mississippi Supreme Court Committee on Continuing Judicial Education. He has served as adjunct professor at the Mississippi College School of Law, Belhaven University, and the University of Mississippi School of Law.

Judge Griffis is a native of Meridian, Mississippi. He earned accounting and law degrees from the University of Mississippi. He attended Meridian Community College and Mississippi State University - Meridian Branch. He was a Certified Public Accountant from 1984 through 2007.

Judge Griffis is admitted to practice law before all Mississippi state courts, the United States Supreme Court, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States District Courts of the Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi.

Judge Griffis and his wife, Mary Helen, are the proud parents of five boys. They live in Ridgeland and attend Christ United Methodist Church. Judge Griffis has served as a Cub Scout leader and a coach for over 80 youth sports teams, including baseball, basketball, soccer, and hockey.


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