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William Waller Jr.

Mississippi Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, District 1 Place 1 (? - Present)

Quick Facts
Personal Details

Education

  • Attended, Delta State University
  • JD, University of Mississippi Law School, 1977
  • BS, General Business, Mississippi State University, 1974

Professional Experience

  • Attended, Delta State University
  • JD, University of Mississippi Law School, 1977
  • BS, General Business, Mississippi State University, 1974
  • Brigadier General, Mississippi Army National Guard
  • Former Presiding Justice, Mississippi State Supreme Court, District 1 Place 1
  • Chief Justice, Mississippi State Supreme Court, District 1 Place 1, 2009-2019
  • Associate Justice, Mississippi State Supreme Court, District 1 Place 1, 1998-2019
  • Attorney, General Law Practice, Waller and Waller, 1977-1998
  • Municipal Judge, City of Jackson, 1995-1996

Former Committees/Caucuses

Member, Judicial Study Commission

Chair, Rules Committee, Mississippi Supreme Court, 2001-2008

Chair, Mississippi Public Defender Task Force, 2000, 2005

Religious, Civic, and other Memberships

  • Attended, Delta State University
  • JD, University of Mississippi Law School, 1977
  • BS, General Business, Mississippi State University, 1974
  • Brigadier General, Mississippi Army National Guard
  • Former Presiding Justice, Mississippi State Supreme Court, District 1 Place 1
  • Chief Justice, Mississippi State Supreme Court, District 1 Place 1, 2009-2019
  • Associate Justice, Mississippi State Supreme Court, District 1 Place 1, 1998-2019
  • Attorney, General Law Practice, Waller and Waller, 1977-1998
  • Municipal Judge, City of Jackson, 1995-1996
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, American Legion
  • Member, Board of Trustees, Mississippi Bar Foundation
  • General Counsel, Central Mississippi Chapter, Lupus Foundation of America
  • Member, Christian Legal Society
  • Chair Elect, Deacons, First Baptist Church, Jackson
  • Member, First Baptist Church, present
  • Member, Hinds County Bar Association
  • Board Member/Chair, Jackson Council of Neighborhoods
  • Secretary, Legislative Committee Chair
  • Member, Mississippi Bar Association
  • Board Member, Mississippi National Guard Association
  • Panelist, Mississippi Pro Bono Service
  • Member, Stennis Institute Advisory Board, Mississippi State University, present
  • Patrol Advisor, Troop 8, Boy Scouts of America
  • Barrister, Charles Clark American Inn of Court, 1989-1991
  • Chair, Lawyer Referral Service, Mississippi State Bar, 1987-1989
  • Board Member, Mississippi Trial Lawyers Association, 1979-1982