Chief Judge Joseph L. Lee

Chief Judge L. Joseph Lee
District 4, Position 2

Chief Judge L. Joseph Lee was elected to the Court of Appeals of the State of Mississippi in 1998 for a term beginning in 1999. He was re-elected in 2002 and 2010, without opposition.

Presiding Judge Tyree L. Irving

Presiding Judge Tyree Irving
District 2, Position 1

Judge Irving was born on July 12, 1946, in Greenwood, Leflore County, Mississippi. However, he grew up on a plantation in southern Leflore County.

Presiding Judge Kenny Griffis

Presiding Judge T. Kenneth Griffis
District 3, Position 2

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.

Judge Donna M. Barnes

Judge Donna M. Barnes
District 1, Position 2

Judge Barnes holds Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctorate degrees from the University of Mississippi and a Master of Law degree from the University of Cambridge. A resident of Tupelo, she has been a member of the Court of Appeals since 2004.


Judge Virginia Carlton

Judge Virginia C. Carlton
District 4, Position 1

Judge Virginia Carter Carlton has served as an Associate Judge on the Mississippi Court of Appeals since January 2007. Judge Carlton has spent her career in public service.

Judge Eugene Love Fair, Jr.

Judge Eugene L. Fair, Jr.
District 5, Position 1

Court of Appeals Judge Eugene Love Fair Jr. of Hattiesburg was appointed by Gov. Haley Barbour on Jan. 1, 2012, and took the oath of office Jan. 3. Judge Fair filled a vacancy in District 5, Place 1, created by the retirement of Judge William H. Myers.

Judge Jack L. Wilson

Judge Jack L. Wilson
District 3, Position 1

Judge Jack L. Wilson of Madison was appointed to the Court of Appeals by Gov. Phil Bryant effective July 1, 2015. Judge Wilson grew up in Jackson and Tupelo and graduated from Tupelo High School.

Judge Jim Greenlee

Judge Jim M. Greenlee
District 1, Position 1

Judge Jim Greenlee of Oxford joined the Mississippi Court of Appeals on Jan. 20, 2016. Gov. Phil Bryant appointed him to the vacancy created when Judge James D. Maxwell II was appointed to the Mississippi Supreme Court.

Judge Latrice A. Westbrooks

Judge Latrice A. Westbrooks
District 2, Position 2

Judge Latrice Westbrooks of Lexington was sworn in as a member of the Mississippi Court of Appeals on Jan. 3, 2017. She was elected Nov. 8, 2016, to Court of Appeals District 2, Position 2.