United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi

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Southern District of Mississippi
Fifth Circuit
Southern District of Mississippi-seal.png
Chief:Louis GuirolaJudges:6
Posts:6Vacancies:0
Active judges
JordanOzerdenReevesStarrettWingate
Senior Judges
BarbourBramletteGexLee
Magistrate Judges
Chief Magistrate:John Roper
WalkerParkerAndersonBall
Former Judges
Key:
(Numbers indicate % of seats vacant.)
0%0%-10%
10%-25%25%-40%
More than 40%
Contents
1 Court
1.1 Vacancy warning level
1.2 Jurisdiction
1.2.1 Cases heard
1.2.2 Case load
1.3 Clerk's office
1.4 History
1.4.1 Court history
1.4.2 Judicial posts
1.4.3 Notable decisions
1.4.4 Federal courthouse
1.5 Major news
1.6 See also
1.7 External links
1.8 References
2 Judges

The United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi is a United States district court in the Fifth 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 district attorney is Gregory K. Davis .[1]

When decisions of the court are appealed, they are appealed to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals based in Downtown New Orleans at the John Minor Wisdom Federal Courthouse.

Vacancy warning level

The United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi's vacancy warning level is currently set at green. The court currently has no vacancies.

Jurisdiction

The Counties of the Southern District of Mississippi (click for larger map)

The geographic jurisdiction of the Southern District of Mississippi consists of all the following counties in the southern part of the state of Mississippi.

The jurisdiction of the court includes facilities in Biloxi, Hattiesburg, Vicksburg, and Jackson.

Cases heard

The Southern District of Mississippi has original jurisdiction over cases filed within its jurisdiction. These cases can include civil and criminal matters that fall under federal law.

Case load

Federal Court Case Load Statistics*
YearStarting case load:Cases filed:Total cases:Cases terminated:Remaining cases:Median time(Criminal)**:Median time(Civil)**:3 Year Civil cases#:Vacant posts:## Trials/Post
2012 2194256347572522 22357.59.98.2 (4.3%)025
2011 2307258648932671 22227.69.482 (4.3%)2.624
2010 2613272553383019 23197.68.173 (3.7%)1223
2009 3423301164343753 26816.95.8107 (4.7%)1224
2008 2971363366043301 33036.610.675 (2.5%)1228
2007289733336230354126896.810.864 (2.5%)18.726
*All statistics are taken from the Official Federal Courts' Website and reflect the calendar year through September.    **Time in months from filing to completion.
#This statistic includes cases which have been appealed in higher courts.    ##This is the total number of months that any judicial posts had spent vacant that year.
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Clerk's office

The Southern District of Mississippi has five divisions with three staffed clerk's offices. The official clerk of court is J. T. Noblin and the office can be reached at (601) 608-4000. Please consult the chart below for more information on individual courthouses:

Courthouse Physical Address Mailing Address Phone
Jackson Division U. S. District Court

501 East Court Street Suite 2.500 Jackson, MS 39201

U. S. District Court

P.O. Box 23552 Jackson, MS 39225-3552

(601) 608-4000
Eastern Division U. S. District Court

501 East Court Street Suite 2.500 Jackson, MS 39201

U. S. District Court

P.O. Box 23552 Jackson, MS 39225-3552

(601) 608-4000
Western Division U. S. District Court

501 East Court Street Suite 2.500 Jackson, MS 39201

U. S. District Court

P.O. Box 23552 Jackson, MS 39225-3552

(601) 608-4000
Hattiesburg Division U. S. District Court

701 Main Street Suite 200 Hattiesburg, MS 39401

(601) 583-2433
Gulfport Division U. S. District Court

2012 15th Street Suite 403 Gulfport, MS 39501

(228) 563-1700
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History

Court history

Federal courts in Mississippi were established by Congress on April 3, 1818 with one post to cover the entire state. On June 18, 1838 Congress divided the district into the Northern District of Mississippi and the Southern District of Mississippi. Over time, five additional judicial posts were added to the Southern District for the current total of six.[3]

Judicial posts

The following table highlights the development of judicial posts for the Southern District of Mississippi:

Year Statute Total Seats
April 3, 1818 3 Stat. 413 1(Whole State)
June 18, 1838 5 Stat. 247 1(Shared)
March 1, 1929 45 Stat. 1422 1
May 19, 1961 75 Stat. 80 2
March 18, 1966 80 Stat. 75 3
July 10, 1984 98 Stat. 333 5
December 1, 1990 104 Stat. 5089 6
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Notable cases

This page is missing notable case information.



For a searchable list of opinions, please see Opinions of the Southern District of Mississippi.

Federal courthouse

The Southern District of Mississippi has three federal courthouse.

Major news

For new stories and other related material see Mississippi judicial news.

See also

External links

References

Southern District of Mississippi
Fifth Circuit
Southern District of Mississippi-seal.png
Chief:Louis GuirolaJudges:6
Posts:6Vacancies:0
Active judges
JordanOzerdenReevesStarrettWingate
Senior Judges
BarbourBramletteGexLee
Magistrate Judges
Chief Magistrate:John Roper
WalkerParkerAndersonBall
Former Judges
Key:
(Numbers indicate % of seats vacant.)
0%0%-10%
10%-25%25%-40%
More than 40%
Contents
1 Court
2 Judges
2.1 Active Judges
2.1.1 Article III judges
2.1.2 Pending appointments
2.1.3 Senior judges
2.2 Past judges
2.2.1 Former Chief judges
2.2.2 Former judges

Active judges

Article III judges

JudgeBornHomeAppointed byActiveChiefPreceededBachelorsLaw
Judge Henry Wingate1947Jackson, MSReagan 10/17/1985 - Present2003 - 2010New Seat|98 Stat. 333Grinnell College, B.A., 1969Yale Law, J.D., 1972
Chief Judge Louis Guirola1951Baltimore, MDW. Bush 3/22/2004 - Present2010 - PresentWalter GexWilliam Carey U., B.A., 1973U. of Mississippi Law, J.D., 1979
Judge Keith Starrett1951McComb, MSW. Bush 12/13/2004 - PresentCharles PickeringMississippi State U., B.S., 1972U. of Mississippi Law, J.D., 1974
Judge Daniel Jordan1964Fort Bragg, NCW. Bush 08/07/2006 - PresentTom LeeU. of Mississippi, B.B.A., 1987U. of Virginia Law, J.D., 1993
Judge Halil Ozerden1966Hattiesburg, MSW. Bush 05/01/2007 - PresentDavid BramletteGeorgetown U., B.S., 1989Stanford Law, J.D., 1998
Judge Carlton W. Reeves1964Fort Hood, TXObama 12/20/2010 - PresentWilliam BarbourJackson State U., B.A., 1986U. of Virginia Law, J.D., 1989


Pending appointments

There are no current pending appointments for the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi.


Senior judges

JudgeAppointed byActiveChiefSeniorBachelorsLaw
Senior Judge William BarbourReagan 04/25/1983 - 02/03/20061989 - 199602/04/2006 - PresentPrinceton, B.A., 1963U. of Mississippi Law, J.D., 1966
Senior Judge David BramletteH.W. Bush 11/25/1991 - 03/19/200603/20/2006 - PresentPrinceton, B.A., 1962U. of Mississippi Law, J.D., 1965
Senior Judge Walter GexReagan 02/26/1986 - 03/23/200403/24/2004 - PresentU. of Mississippi, B.A., 1962U. of Mississippi Law, LL.B., 1963
Senior Judge Tom LeeReagan 06/11/1984 - 04/07/20061996 - 200304/08/2006 - PresentMississippi College, B.A., 1963U. of Mississippi Law, J.D., 1965


Magistrate judges

JudgeActiveBachelorsLaw
Magistrate Judge Linda Anderson07/12/2006 - PresentJackson State U.Mississippi College Law, J.D.
Magistrate Judge Michael Parker05/26/2006 - Present
Magistrate Judge Robert Walker11/15/2004 - Present
Chief Magistrate Judge John Roper
Magistrate Judge Keith Ball11/2009 - PresentU. of Mississippi Law, J.D., 1990


Past judges

Former Chief judges

Former Chief JudgesTerm
Walter Nixon1982 - 1989
William Cox1962 - 1971
Sidney Mize1961 - 1962
Dan Russell1971 - 1982
Tom Lee1996 - 2003
William Barbour1989 - 1996
Henry Wingate2003 - 2010

In order to qualify for the office of Chief Judge in one of the federal courts, a judge must have been in active service on the court for at least one year, be under the age of 65, and have not previously served as Chief Judge. A vacancy in the office of Chief Judge is filled by the judge highest in seniority among the group of qualified judges. The Chief Judge serves for a term of seven years or until age 70, whichever occurs first. The age restrictions are waived if no members of the court would otherwise be qualified for the position. Unlike the Chief Justice of the United States, a Chief Judge returns to active service after the expiration of his or her term and does not create a vacancy on the bench by the fact of his or her promotion.[1][2]



Former judges



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