Leslie D. King
|Justice of the Supreme Court of Mississippi|
|Assumed office |
February 23, 2011
|Appointed by||Haley Barbour|
|Preceded by||James E. Graves, Jr.|
|Born||January 17, 1949|
|Alma mater||University of Mississippi|
Texas Southern University School of Law
Leslie D. King (born January 17, 1949) is a justice of the Mississippi Supreme Court.
Early life and education
King graduated from Coleman High School in Greenville, Mississippi in 1966 and then attended the University of Mississippi. When King graduated from the University of Mississippi in 1970, he was one of only three African American students in his graduating class.
King has worked as a lawyer in private practice, as a municipal-court judge, as a public prosecutor and as a public defender. In 1979, King was elected to the Mississippi House of Representatives, serving from 1980 to 1994. In 1994, King was elected to the Mississippi Court of Appeals, where he served until his appointment to the Mississippi Supreme Court in 2011. King is only the 4th African American to serve as a Mississippi Supreme Court Justice in the state's history.
- Editorial (February 24, 2011). "Court: Leslie King an excellent choice". The Clarion-Ledger. Retrieved February 25, 2011.
- Schaefer, Ward (February 24, 2011). "Barbour Taps Leslie King for Supreme Court". Jackson Free Press. Retrieved February 25, 2011.
- Note, Recent Case: Supreme Court of Mississippi Affirms A Sentence of Life Without Parole For A Juvenile Offender, 132 Harv. L. Rev. 1756 (2019).
- Chandler v. State, 242 So. 3d 65 (Miss 2018 (en banc).