Judge Kenny Griffis serves as a Presiding Judge on the Mississippi Court of Appeals.
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 the United States Supreme Court, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, the United States District Courts of the Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi, and all Mississippi state courts. He is a member of The Mississippi Bar, the Magnolia Bar Association, the Madison County Bar Association, the Capital Area Bar Association, and the Rankin County Bar Association. Judge Griffis is also a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.
Judge Griffis currently serves as a member of the Mississippi Supreme Courtís Advisory Committee on the Civil Rules and as Chair of the Bench Bar Committee of The Mississippi Bar. He has also served on the Committee on Continuing Judicial Education and the Committee on Electronic Filing and Case Management Systems. Judge Griffis has served as adjunct professor at the Mississippi College School of Law, Belhaven University, the University of Mississippi School of Law, and Meridian Community College.
Judge Griffis and his wife, Mary Helen, are the parents of five boys. They live in Ridgeland and attend Christ United Methodist Church. Judge Griffis has served as a youth Sunday School teacher, a Cub Scout leader, and a coach for more than 80 youth sports teams, including baseball, basketball, soccer, and hockey.