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Justice Kenny Griffis was appointed to the Mississippi Supreme Court on February 1, 2019 by Governor Phil Bryant. Justice Griffis was elected to a full eight-year term beginning in 2022. Justice Griffis previously served on the Court of Appeals for sixteen years and was honored to end his tenure as its Chief Judge.
Justice Griffis is a native of Meridian, Mississippi. He earned accounting and law degrees from the University of Mississippi.
Justice 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.
Justice Griffis regularly serves as an adjunct law professor at the Mississippi College School of Law and the University of Mississippi School of Law.
He and his wife, Mary Helen, are the parents of five boys. They live in Ridgeland and attend Christ United Methodist Church. He has served as a Sunday School teacher, a Cub Scout leader, and a coach for over 80 youth sports teams, including baseball, basketball, soccer, and hockey.