Wendell Griffen

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Wendell Griffen
Current Court Information:
Arkansas Sixth Circuit
Title:   Judge
Position:   Division 5
Active:   2011-2016
Past position:   Visiting Professor of Law, University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law
Past term:   2009-2010
Past position 2:   Judge, Arkansas Court of Appeals
Past term 2:   1996-2008
Personal History
Religion:   Baptist
Undergraduate:   Department of Defense Race Relations Institute, 1975
Law School:   University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, 1979
Military service:   U.S. Army

Wendell Griffen is the Division 5 judge of the Sixth Circuit, for Pulaski County in Arkansas. He was elected in 2010 and his term expires in 2016.


Griffen got his J.D. at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville in 1979. He previously graduated from the Department of Defense Race Relations Institute (now the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute) in 1975.[1][2]


  • 2011-2016: Judge, Sixth Circuit
  • 2009-2010: Visiting Professor of Law, University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law
  • 2008-Present: Founder and CEO, Griffen Strategic Consulting
  • 1996-2008: Judge, Arkansas Court of Appeals
  • 1987-1996: Attorney, Wright, Lindsey & Jennings
  • 1985-1987: Chairman, Arkansas Workers' Compensation Commission
  • 1979-1985: Attorney, Wright, Lindsey & Jennings
  • 1979: Admitted to the Arkansas Bar[3][2]

Awards and associations

  • 1976: Army Commendation Medal, U.S. Army
  • Race Relations/Equal Opportunity Office of the 43d General Support Group, U.S. Army
  • Council for the American Bar Association Section of Science and Technology Law
  • President, Pulaski County Bar Association
  • President, Judge William R. Overton Inn of Court
  • Pastor, Emmanuel Baptist Church of Little Rock
  • Pastor, New Millennium Church
  • Board, Interfaith Alliance of Arkansas
  • Parliamentarian, National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc.[2][4]

2010 Circuit Court bid

Main article: Arkansas judicial elections, 2010

Griffen won election to the Division 5 seat on the Sixth Circuit, Pulaski County. He received 51.31% of the vote.[5][6]

Notable cases

State judge finds federal office in contempt of court

See also

External links


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