Keith Starrett

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Keith Starrett
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi
Assumed office
April 30, 2019
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi
In office
December 13, 2004 – April 30, 2019
Appointed byGeorge W. Bush
Preceded byCharles W. Pickering
Succeeded byvacant
Personal details
Born
Keith Starrett

1951 (age 67–68)
McComb, Mississippi
EducationMississippi State University (B.S.)
University of Mississippi School of Law (J.D.)

Keith Starrett (born 1951) is a Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi.

Education and career[edit]

Born in McComb, Mississippi, Starrett received a Bachelor of Science degree from Mississippi State University in 1972 and a Juris Doctor from the University of Mississippi School of Law in 1974. He was in private practice in Mississippi from 1975 to 1992. He was an assistant district attorney (part-time) of the 14th Circuit Court District of Mississippi in 1981. He was a Circuit Court judge of the 14th Circuit Court District of Mississippi from 1992 to 2004.

Federal judicial service[edit]

On July 6, 2004, Starrett was nominated by President George W. Bush to a seat on the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi vacated by Charles W. Pickering. Starrett was confirmed by the United States Senate on November 20, 2004, and received his commission on December 13, 2004. He assumed senior status on April 30, 2019.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Charles W. Pickering
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi
2004–2019
Vacant