Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Greenlee going to Court of Appeals

Governor Phil Bryant issued the following press release:

Governor Phil Bryant Appoints Jim M. Greenlee to Mississippi Court of Appeals

JACKSON, Miss. – Gov. Phil Bryant announced today that he has appointed Jim M. Greenlee to the Mississippi Court of Appeals.

The appointment is effective Wednesday, Jan. 20. Greenlee replaces James D. Maxwell, who Gov. Bryant recently appointed to the Mississippi Supreme Court. Greenlee will represent Northeast Mississippi’s District 1.

“To be considered for this position is an honor,” Greenlee said. “To be actually appointed by Governor Bryant as a judge of the Court of Appeals is a humbling experience for which I am truly grateful. My prayer is that I may serve diligently, seeking justice and truth, always mindful that compassion and humility are virtuous. I would hope that others would help me live up to that prayer.”

Greenlee is the former United States Attorney for the Northern District of Mississippi. He currently is in private practice with Holcomb Dunbar in Oxford, having joined the firm in 2010. He practices white collar and criminal law, governmental enforcement defense and litigates in federal and state courts.

Greenlee served in the U.S Attorney’s office in Oxford for 22 years. He started as an assistant United States attorney in 1987, working in the Civil Division, where he became the lead civil fraud attorney trying bankruptcy, tort, employment rights, eminent domain and white collar criminal cases.

He was appointed by President George W. Bush and confirmed by the U.S. Senate in 2001 as U.S. Attorney. In that capacity, Greenlee’s office prosecuted white collar crimes, public corruption, drug and gun trafficking, and identity theft cases while also representing the United States in civil cases.

“Jim’s background in private practice and experience as a former federal prosecutor make him uniquely qualified for this position,” Gov. Phil Bryant said. “He has served his country with honor and integrity as a member of the United States Navy, and I’m certain he will do the same for his home state on the Court of Appeals. I’m delighted he has accepted this appointment.”

Greenlee received his bachelor’s of engineering degree from the University of Mississippi in 1974.  Afterward, he served active duty in the United States Navy until 1978, and in the United States Navy Reserve until 1997. He retired as a captain. During his reserve service, he served as commanding officer of a Reserve Naval Criminal Investigative Service Unit.

Greenlee graduated from the University of Mississippi School of Law in 1981 and entered private practice in North Mississippi. He served on the Mississippi Bar Special Task Force on the Attorney-Client Privilege. Greenlee has made presentations to the Federal Bar Association, Federal Judicial Center on Charging Decisions and the Sentencing Guidelines, and the International Leadership Conference on Social Justice and Public Policy at the University of Mississippi. He was the keynote speaker at the 2009 convention of The Council on Litigation Management.

Greenlee is a member of the Mississippi State Bar, the Lafayette County Bar Association and is a former member of the Federal Bar Association, having served the Federal Bar as Northern District vice president. A bencher in the William C. Keady Chapter of American Inns of Court, he is also a fellow of The Litigation Counsel of America, an honorary of attorneys in trial practice. Greenlee was inducted as a fellow of the Mississippi Bar Foundation in 2010. 

Greenlee is the son of the late Tom and Bill (Margaret) Greenlee of Batesville. He has been married to the former Ann Veazey for over 41 years. They have two married daughters, Veazey Hillmer and Taylor Kilgore.


Anonymous said...

what's going on with Phil? another quality judicial appointment.

Anonymous said...

During his classified service with NCIS (Reserve edition), I've heard that Greenlee not only piloted over 150 missions over Afghanistan, but led the Tier 1 units in killing Bin Laden. In his spare time. While retired, folks. Them NCIS boys are badasses. Not quite up to JAG, but, still. Aside from the fact they have no lab, no medical examiner, and the only thing that looks good in a skirt is named Frank, yeah, they are badasses. Too many enemies to kill, so little time. I can only imagine how lethal their Reserve officers are. Whew. If the Court of Appeals is ever taken over by radical Islamic counterfeiting Olympic athlete dwarfs wielding Weapons of Mass Destruction and holding hostage the President of the Marine Corps Officer Wives Club, we are all set. I hope he learned something about lawyering on the other hand. Seem not to have much experience.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to Judge Greenlee. A quality appointment by the Governor.

Anonymous said...

Although I teased about his NCIS duty, he is really a good choice. Jim is well versed and has an outstanding reputation.

Anonymous said...

well, phil was on a roll for awhile, but oops, just put longowitz as Madison county jp judge.

Anonymous said...

Jim is an excellent choice. I have known him a long time. He is a man of integrity and intelligence. Good job by Governor Bryant.

Anonymous said...

5:47 - he is still on a roll. Two quality appointments to Supreme Ct - where he had a third of the state to pick from. Two separate quality appointments to COA where he (in each case) had a fourth of the state to pick from. Picking a County Court Judge in one county is a much smaller position and a much smaller pool. If you aren't impressed with the Longwitz appointment, at least recognize the difference in the positions and also the pool from which to pick.

Anonymous said...

Surprised he's. LT appointing any of his daughters or Porters friends to the bench,

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