Leonidas Parparinos, J., was born in Nicosia on 4.3.1954. He attended the Elementary School of Ayios Andreas in Nicosia (1960-1966) and subsequently the Kykkos A' Pancyprian Gymnasium for Boys (1966-1972). He then served in the National Guard for three (3) years with the rank of Second Lieutenant (1972-1975).
In 1975, he enrolled at the Law School of the National and Capodistrian University of Athens, from which he graduated in 1978. He practiced law in Nicosia from 1979 and in 1981, he studied at University College London (UCL), from which he attained an LL.M Postgraduate Degree.
He returned to Nicosia in 1982, where he practiced law once again until September 1988, when he was appointed Temporary District Judge. In 1989, he was appointed District Judge, a position he held until 1997, when he was promoted to Senior District Judge. In 2002, he was promoted to President of the District Court. He has served in every District Court and Assize Court of Cyprus. He presided over the Assize Court of Paphos between 2003 - 2005 and he also served as Administrative President of the District Court of Larnaca in 2008 - 2009. In 2009, he was appointed Administrative President of the District Court of Nicosia, until October 2012, when he was appointed Justice of the Supreme Court.
Between 2008 - 2010, he acted as President of the Cyprus Judges Association and took part in a large number of conferences in Cyprus and abroad.
Besides Greek, he also speaks English. He is married and the father of four children.

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