Court of Appeals Chief Judge Donna Barnes, at left, administers the oath of office to Judge Cory Wilson on Feb. 15 in the Court of Appeals Courtroom in Jackson. Wilson’s wife Stephanie, center, holds the Bible and son Webb holds the robe.
Court of Appeals Chief Judge Donna Barnes, at left, administers the oath of office to Judge Cory Wilson on Feb. 15 in the Court of Appeals Courtroom in Jackson. Wilson’s wife Stephanie, center, holds the Bible and son Webb holds the robe.
New Court of Appeals Judge Cory T. Wilson of Madison was sworn in on Feb. 15 in Jackson.

Court of Appeals Chief Judge Donna M. Barnes administered the oath. Chief Judge Barnes said the occasion is an important one for the Court. “Each judge brings his or her unique personal background and experiences in the practice of law to our deliberations. We are excited to have Judge Cory Wilson on the Court of Appeals and look forward to the many contributions he will make to our Court.”

Wilson thanked his family, Gov. Phil Bryant and Supreme Court Justice T. Kenneth Griffis. Gov. Bryant appointed Wilson to Griffis’ former position on the Court of Appeals after the Governor appointed Griffis to the Supreme Court. Gov. Bryant and Justice Griffis watched Judge Wilson take the oath. Justice Griffis opened the ceremony with prayer.

“I am very grateful and humbled by the confidence you have shown in me, and I’m going to work as hard as I can to do the best job I can for the people of Mississippi,” Wilson said.

Wilson’s wife Stephanie and son Webb helped him put on his robe.

Wilson, 48, will serve the remainder of an unexpired term that will end Jan. 2, 2023. He resigned from the House of Representatives on Feb. 14 to accept the appointment to the Court of Appeals. He  served House District 73, representing part of Madison County, since 2016. He lives near Flora.