Supreme Court Justices

Chief Justice William L. (Bill) Waller, Jr.

Chief Justice William L. (Bill) Waller, Jr.
District 1, Place 1

Chief Justice William L. (Bill) Waller, Jr., is a native and current resident of Jackson. After graduating from Murrah High School, he received his bachelor’s degree from Mississippi State University in 1974 and his law degree from the University of Mississippi in 1977.

Presiding Justice Michael K. Randolph

Presiding Justice Michael K. Randolph
District 2, Place 3

Justice Michael K. Randolph was appointed to the Mississippi Supreme Court by Gov. Haley Barbour on April 23, 2004.

Associate Justice James W. Kitchens

Presiding Justice James W. Kitchens
District 1, Place 3

Justice James W. Kitchens is a lifelong resident of Crystal Springs, Copiah County, Mississippi. Born on April 29, 1943, he graduated from Crystal Springs High School in 1961, then earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Southern Mississippi in 1964.

Associate Justice Leslie D. King

Associate Justice Leslie D. King
District 1, Place 2

Justice Leslie D. King is a native of Greenville, where he began practicing law in 1973. He graduated from the University of Mississippi in 1970, and from the Texas Southern University School of Law in 1973.

Associate Justice Josiah D. Coleman

Associate Justice Josiah D. Coleman
District 3, Place 3

Justice Josiah Dennis Coleman was elected to the Mississippi Supreme Court on Nov. 6, 2012, and began his term on Jan. 7, 2013.

Associate Justice James D. Maxwell II

Associate Justice James D. Maxwell II
District 3, Place 2

Justice James D. Maxwell II of Oxford was appointed by Governor Phil Bryant to the Mississippi Supreme Court on January 1, 2016.

Associate Justice Dawn H. Beam

Associate Justice Dawn H. Beam
District 2, Place 2

Justice Dawn H. Beam joined the Mississippi Supreme Court on February 16, 2016. Gov. Phil Bryant appointed her to fill the unexpired term of former Justice Randy Pierce.

Associate Justice Robert P. Chamberlin

Associate Justice Robert P. Chamberlin
District 3, Place 1

Justice Robert P. Chamberlin of Hernando joined the Mississippi Supreme Court on Jan. 3, 2017. Justice Chamberlin was elected in a runoff election on Nov. 29, 2016, to an open seat on the Supreme Court.

Associate Justice David M. Ishee
District 2, Place 1

Justice David M. Ishee was born in Gulfport, Mississippi in 1963. He graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with a Bachelor of Science degree, attended the University of London, and received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Mississippi School of Law.