Kari Jo Gray

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Kari Jo Gray
Associate Justice of the Wyoming Supreme Court
Assumed office
October 9, 2018
Appointed byMatt Mead
Preceded byE. James Burke
Personal details
EducationUniversity of Arkansas (B.S.)
University of Wyoming College of Law (J.D.)

Kari Jo Gray is an American lawyer and currently serves as an Associate Justice of the Wyoming Supreme Court.


Gray has a Bachelor of Science in finance from the University of Arkansas and a law degree from the University of Wyoming College of Law.[1][2]

Legal career[edit]

She served in private practice at Gray & Associates in Douglas, Wyoming for twelve years[2] before becoming Chief of Staff to the governor in 2011.[3]

Wyoming Supreme Court service[edit]

Gray was one of three names submitted to the Governor by the judicial nominating commission for appointment to the Supreme Court.[4] On September 4, 2018 Governor Matt Mead announced his selection of Gray to fill the seat left vacant by the retirement of E. James Burke.[1][5] Gray's ascension to the state's highest court marked the third female appointment for the governor and the first time the court had a female majority in state history.[3] She began her tenure on October 9, 2018.[6]


  1. ^ a b "Governor Appoints New Justice to the Wyoming Supreme Court - Office of the Governor". governor.wyo.gov (Press release). September 4, 2018. Retrieved 2018-12-28.
  2. ^ a b "Justice Kari Gray – Wyoming Judicial Branch". www.courts.state.wy.us. Retrieved 2018-12-28.
  3. ^ a b Scott, Ramsey (2018-09-06). "Mead's chief of staff going to Supreme Court part of plan to make well-rounded court". Wyoming Tribune Eagle. Retrieved 2018-12-28.
  4. ^ "Gray nominated to state Supreme Court". Douglas Budget. Retrieved 2018-12-28.
  5. ^ Reynolds, Nick (2018-09-04). "Gov. Mead picks chief of staff Kari Jo Gray for Wyoming Supreme Court". Casper Star-Tribune Online. Retrieved 2018-12-28.
  6. ^ "Welcome Justice Kari Jo Gray – Wyoming Judicial Branch". www.courts.state.wy.us. 2018-10-13. Retrieved 2018-12-28.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
E. James Burke
Associate Justice of the Wyoming Supreme Court