Real Name: James Priest

Identity/Class: Human

Occupation: District attorney

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Bainwood, Bainwood Jury (Sharif Amanat, Isabel Delman, Sally Draper, Santiago Garcia, Alex P. Keaton, Steven Lewis, Len Lemon, Kuljit Mithra, Christine Tomp, Zachary S. Tudameyer, Damian White), Daredevil (Matt Murdock)

Enemies: Jester (Jonathan Powers), Sons of the Serpent (Robert Ogilvy, Jason Pierce, others)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: New York City, New York

First Appearance: Daredevil III#31 (November, 2013)

Powers/Abilities: James Priest is a skilled prosecutor and district attorney.

Height: Unrevealed
Weight: Unrevealed
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Black

(Daredevil III#31 (fb) - BTS) - District attorney James Priest received praise for his aggressive prosecution of a woman, Bainwood, on trial for killing an unarmed black teen.

(Daredevil III#31) - When Bainwood was found not guilty, Priest was addressing the media when the Sons of the Serpent hijacked his media feed and made it sound as if he was requesting vigilante justice against the twelve members of the jury. Cops closed in, including Charlie, as a mob threatened violence, but Daredevil got Priest to safety back at the police station. There, they were able to discern that one of the men in the jury had been the Jester, and Daredevil went to investigate. (Hank Pym aided Daredevil, working with ants, including Larry).

(Daredevil III#36) - Priest attended a court trial against known Serpent Robert Ogilvy, and Matt Murdock publicly revealed he was Daredevil on the stand as Kirsten McDuffie questioned him. A squad of Serpents attacked and Daredevil defeated them, exposing Ogilvy's father as well as Judge Jason Pierce as members of the Serpents. Priest ordered both men to be arrested. The story was covered in the paper by Abner Abernathy and Maggie Lorca.

Comments: Created by Mark Waid (writer) and Chris Samnee (artist).

James Priest is likely based on past Marvel editor/writer, Jim Owlsley who later legally changed his name to Christopher James Priest.

Profile by Chadman.

James Priest should not be confused with:


(Daredevil III#31 (fb) - BTS) - Bainwood, an "entitled society harpy with a long and recorded history of bigotry", according to some, was a white woman who followed a "suspicious-looking" black kid in her building who she then shot and killed. It turned out the boy was an honor student in the building to tutor. Bainwood was arrested and later put on trial, with district attorney James Priest acting for the prosecution.

(Daredevil III#31) - Bainwood was found not guilty by the jury, but the Sons of the Serpent hijacked the news, making it seem as if Priest had released the names and addresses of the jury members, inciting a riot.

--Daredevil III#31 ([Daredevil III#31 (fb)], 31


(Daredevil III#31 - BTS) - Charlie was among the cops who responded to the scene of the Bainwood trial, where the Sons of the Serpent had framed district attorney James Priest of revealing names and addresses of jury members. Another cop called for Charlie to grab his taser.

--[Daredevil III#31]

Bainwood Jury

(Daredevil III#31) - Damian White, Sharif Amanat, Alex P. Keaton, Sally Draper, Christine Tomp, Steven Lewis, Zachary S. Tudameyer, Isabel Delman, Len Lemon, Kuljit Mithra, Santiago Garcia, and John Powers acted as the jury in the case against Bainwood, a woman accused of killing an unarmed black teen. District attorney James Priest aggressively prosecuted her, but the jury found her not guilty. The Sons of the Serpent then hijacked the media feed, making it sound as though Priest had released the names and addresses of the jury.

--Daredevil III#31

Larry the ant

(Daredevil III#31) - Larry was an ant helping with heavy lifting in Hank Pym's lab.

--Daredevil III#31


(Daredevil III#31 - BTS) - Robby was on the phone with a friend who was at the Bainwood trial when district attorney James Priest was attacked by the police.

--[Daredevil III#31]

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Daredevil III#31, p6, pan2 (James Priest)
Daredevil III#36, p7, pan3 (face)
Daredevil III#31, p5, pan6 (Bainwood)
Daredevil III#31, p7, pan2 (Bainwood Jury)
Daredevil III#31, p12, pan1 (Larry the ant)

Daredevil III#31 (November, 2013) - Mark Waid (writer), Chris Samnee (artist), Ellie Pyle (editor)
Daredevil III#36 (April, 2014) - Mark Waid (writer), Chris Samnee (artist), Ellie Pyle (editor)

First Posted: 01/09/2020
Last updated: 01/09/2020

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