James Earl Graves Jr.
Staff attorney, Central Mississippi Legal Services, Jackson, Mississippi, 1980-1983
Adjunct professor, Jackson State University, 1980-1997
Private practice, Jackson, Mississippi, 1983-1986
Special assistant attorney general, State of Mississippi, 1986-1990
Director, Division of Child Support Enforcement, Mississippi Department of Human Services, 1990-1991
Judge, Mississippi Circuit Court, Seventh Judicial District, 1991-2001
Justice, Mississippi Supreme Court, 2001-2011; presiding justice, 2009-2011
Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, June 10, 2010; no Senate vote
Syracuse University College of Law
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