Michael P. Mills

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Michael Paul Mills
Chief of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi
In office
2007–2014
Preceded by Glen H. Davidson
Succeeded by Sharion Aycock
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi
Assumed office
October 16, 2001
Appointed by George W. Bush
Preceded by Neal B. Biggers
Personal details
Born Michael Paul Mills
1956 (age 60–61)
Charleston, South Carolina
Education Itawamba Community College A.A.
University of Mississippi B.A.
University of Mississippi School of Law J.D.
University of Virginia School of Law LL.M.

Michael Paul Mills (born 1956) is a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi.

Mills was born in Charleston, South Carolina. He received an Associate of Arts from Itawamba Community College in 1976; a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Mississippi in 1978; a Juris Doctor from the University of Mississippi School of Law in 1980; and a Master of Laws from the University of Virginia School of Law in 2001. From 1980 to 1995 he engaged in the private practice of law in Mississippi.

He was a Representative in the Mississippi House of Representatives from 1984 to 1995, and served as a Justice of the Mississippi Supreme Court from 1995 to 2001. On September 4, 2001, Mills was nominated by President George W. Bush to a seat on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi vacated by Neal B. Biggers. Mills was confirmed by the United States Senate on October 11, 2001, and received his commission on October 16, 2001. He became chief judge in 2007, and served in that capacity until 2014, when he was succeeded by Sharion Aycock.

Sources[edit]

Legal offices
Preceded by
Neal Brooks Biggers, Jr.
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi
2001–present
Incumbent