Judge Winston L. Kidd
407 East Pascagoula St.
Jackson, MS 39205
On October 31, 2001, Judge Winston L. Kidd was appointed by Governor Ronnie Musgrove to serve as Hinds County Circuit Court Judge. Judge Kidd was subsequently elected to his Judicial seat on November 5, 2002. He currently presides over Civil and Criminal Court in Hinds County.
Judge Winston L. Kidd was born and raised in Newton County, Mississippi. He has been a resident of Hinds County for over 15 years. He received his B.S. degree, cum laude, in Respiratory Therapy from the University of Mississippi in 1987. After working as a Registered Respiratory Therapist for one year, he enrolled at Mississippi College School of Law where he received his law degree in 1991.
Prior to his appointment to the bench, Judge Kidd worked as an attorney with the Walker and Walker law firm in Jackson for approximately ten years. His practice was primarily limited to civil litigation.
Judge Kidd is a Past President of the Magnolia Bar Association. Additionally, he previously served as Parliamentarian and Central District Director of the Magnolia Bar. He has further served as chairperson of the Mock Trial Committee for three years. In 1997, Judge Kidd received the Magnolia Bar Service Award and recently received the President's Award. Judge Kidd is also a past Treasurer and past Vice-President of the Jackson Branch of the NAACP.
Judge Kidd is committed to mentoring youth. He has delivered many speeches and lectures in dozens of schools and churches. He serves as a mentor to a student at Lester Elementary in the Big Brothers\Big Sisters Program. Further, Judge Kidd serves as a mentor to several Jackson High School students along with other Magnolia Bar attorneys.
Judge Kidd is married to Adriane Dorsey-Kidd and they are the parents of Winston Jamal and Jacob Jabari.