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|Current Court Information:|
|United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi|
|Appointed by:||George W. Bush|
|Active:||3/22/2004 - Present|
|Chief:||2010 - Present|
|Preceded by:||Walter Gex|
|Past post:||Southern District of Mississippi, Magistrate Judge|
|Past term:||1996 - 2004|
|Home State:||Baltimore, MD|
|Undergraduate:||William Carey U., B.A., 1973|
|Law School:||U. of Mississippi Law, J.D., 1979|
Louis Guirola, Jr. is an Article III federal judge for the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi. He joined the court in 2004 after being nominated by President George W. Bush. 
Early life and education
A native of Maryland, Guirola graduated from William Carey College with his bachelor's degree in 1973 and later graduated from the University of Mississippi Law School with his Juris Doctor degree in 1979.
Guirola was a private practice attorney licensed in the State of Mississippi from 1979 to 1980 and 1986 to 1990. In addition to his private practice work, Guirola was a County board attorney for Jackson County from 1984 to 1986 as the County Board's Legal Counsel. Guirola was a Assistant district attorney for the 19th Judicial District of Mississippi from 1980 to 1984. In 1990, Guirola joined the US Attorney's Office as a Assistant U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Texas from 1990 to 1993. 
Southern District of Mississippi
Guirola started his Federal judicial career as federal magistrate judge. Guirola was first appointed to a eight year term as a federal magistrate judge in the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas from 1993 to 1996. In 1996, Guirola was transferred to the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi to serve the rest of his term before being re-appointed to another eight year term in 2001 and served in the role until he was elevated in the ranks of the Federal bench in 2004.
On the unanimous recommendation of U.S. Senators Thad Cochran and Trent Lott, Guirola was nominated by President George W. Bush on September 23, 2003 to a seat vacated by Walter Gex as Gex assumed senior status. Guirola was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on March 12, 2004 on a Senate vote and received commission on March 22, 2004. 
|Federal judicial offices|
|Southern District of Mississippi
|Magistrate judges||Linda Anderson • Michael Parker • Robert Walker • John Roper • Keith Ball •|
|Former Article III judges|
|Former Chief judges|