United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi
|United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi
|Appeals to||Fifth Circuit|
|Established||June 18, 1838|
|Chief judge||Henry Travillion Wingate|
The United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi (in case citations, S.D. Miss.) is a federal court in the Fifth Circuit with facilities in Gulfport, Hattiesburg, Vicksburg, and Jackson.
Appeals from cases brought in the Southern District of Mississippi are taken to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit (except for patent claims and claims against the U.S. government under the Tucker Act, which are appealed to the Federal Circuit).
The United States Attorney for the Southern District of Mississippi represents the United States in civil and criminal litigation in the court. The current United States Attorney is John Dowdy.
Jurisdiction (Counties): Adams, Amite, Claiborne, Clarke, Copiah, Covington, Davis, Forrest, Franklin, George, Greene, Hancock, Harrison, Hinds, Holmes, Issaquena, Jackson, Jasper, Jeff, Jefferson, Jones, Kemper, Lamar, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Leake, Lincoln, Madison, Marion, Neshoba, Newton, Noxubee, Pearl River, Perry, Pike, Rankin, Scott, Sharkey, Simpson, Smith, Stone, Walthall, Warren, Wayne, Wilkinson, and Yazoo.
 Current judges
|#||Title||Judge||Duty station||Born||Term of service||Appointed by|
|12||Chief Judge||Henry Travillion Wingate||Jackson||1947||1985–present||2003–present||—||Reagan|
|16||District Judge||Louis Guirola Jr.||Gulfport||1951||2004–present||—||—||G.W. Bush|
|17||District Judge||Keith Starrett||Hattiesburg||1951||2004–present||—||—||G.W. Bush|
|18||District Judge||Daniel Porter Jordan III||Jackson||1964||2006–present||—||—||G.W. Bush|
|19||District Judge||Halil Suleyman Ozerden||Gulfport||1966||2007–present||—||—||G.W. Bush|
|20||District Judge||Carlton W. Reeves||Jackson||1964||2010–Present||—||—||Obama|
|10||Senior District Judge||William Henry Barbour, Jr.||Jackson||1941||1983–2006||1989–1996||2006–present||Reagan|
|11||Senior District Judge||Tom Stewart Lee||Jackson||1941||1984–2006||1996–2003||2006–present||Reagan|
|13||Senior District Judge||Walter J. Gex III||Gulfport||1939||1986–2004||(none)||2004–present||Reagan|
|15||Senior District Judge||David C. Bramlette||Natchez||1939||1991–2006||(none)||2006–present||G.H.W. Bush|
 Former judges
|#||Judge||State||Born/Died||Active service||Term as Chief Judge||Senior status||Appointed by||Reason for
|2||Samuel J. Gholson||MS||1808–1883||1839–1861||(none)||(none)||Van Buren||resignation|
|3||Robert Andrews Hill||MS||1811–1900||1866–1891||(none)||(none)||A. Johnson||retirement|
|4||Henry Clay Niles||MS||1850–1918||1891–1918||(none)||(none)||B. Harrison||death|
|5||Edwin R. Holmes||MS||1878–1961||1918–1936||(none)||(none)||Wilson||appointment to 5th Cir.|
|6||Sidney Carr Mize||MS||1888–1965||1937–1965||1961–1962||(none)||F. Roosevelt||death|
|7||William Harold Cox||MS||1901–1988||1961–1982||1962–1971||1982–1988||Kennedy||death|
|8||Dan Monroe Russell Jr.||MS||1913–2011||1965–1983||1971–1982||1983–2011||L. Johnson||death|
|9||Walter Louis Nixon Jr.||MS||1928–present||1968–1989||1982–1989||(none)||L. Johnson||impeachment and conviction|
|14||Charles W. Pickering||MS||1937–present||1990–2004||(none)||(none)||G.H.W. Bush||appointment to 5th Cir.|
 See also
- Initially appointed to the District of Mississippi in 1836 by Andrew Jackson; reassigned to both the Northern District of Mississippi and the Southern District of Mississippi in 1838.
- Recess appointment; formally nominated on December 10, 1891, confirmed by the United States Senate on January 11, 1892, and received commission on January 11, 1892.
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