Event: The Citizen Lawyer: The Role of Lawyers in Sustaining Our Constitutional Republic with Judge Cory T. Wilson
Date: Wednesday, May 10, 2023
Time: 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.
Location: Arts District Mansion
CLE Credit: CLE credit is pending
Hon. Cory T. Wilson has served on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit since 2020.
A native of Moss Point, Mississippi, Judge Wilson graduated summa cum laude with a B.B.A. in Economics from the Ole Miss School of Business in 1992. He then graduated from the Yale Law School, where he was a member of the Yale Law Journal. After law school, Judge Wilson clerked for Judge Emmett R. Cox on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Over most of the intervening 25 years, Judge Wilson was a litigator in private practice in the Jackson, Mississippi area.
Before he was appointed to the Fifth Circuit, Judge Wilson also served in a variety of capacities in both state and federal government. Most recently, he served as a judge on the Mississippi Court of Appeals. Earlier in his career, Judge Wilson served as Chief of Staff for Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann and as Senior Advisor and Counsel to Mississippi Treasurer Lynn Fitch while maintaining his law practice on a part-time basis.
From 2016 until his appointment to the Mississippi Court of Appeals, Judge Wilson served in the Mississippi House of Representatives. During his time in the House, he was the Vice-Chairman of the Judiciary A Committee and served on the Education, Elections, Transportation, and Accountability & Efficiency Committees.
Judge Wilson and his wife, Stephanie, have one son and remain active in their church, Highlands Presbyterian.