Crime

Southern District's active federal judges

Judge Henry T. Wingate
Judge Henry T. Wingate

Federal judges are appointed for life. Below are biographical sketches of active judges in Mississippi's U.S. Southern District.

Chief Judge Louis Guirola Jr., Southern Division (Gulfport courthouse)

University of Mississippi School of Law

Career: Private practice, Mississippi; assistant district attorney, Mississippi; Jackson County board attorney; assistant U.S. attorney, Eastern District of Texas

Nomination: George W. Bush, 2003; commissioned 2004

Judge Sul Ozerden, Southern Division

Stanford Law School

Career: U.S. Navy lieutenant, law clerk for Judge Eldon E. Fallon, Eastern District of Louisiana; private practice, Gulfport.

Nomination: George W. Bush, 2007; commissioned 2007.

Judge Keith Starrett, Eastern Division (Hattiesburg courthouse)

University of Mississippi School of Law

Career: Private practice, Mississippi; part-time assistant district attorney; Circuit Court judge.

Nomination: George W. Bush, 2004; commissioned 2004.

Judge Dan Jordan, Northern Division (Jackson courthouse)

University of Virginia School of Law

Career: Private practice, Jackson

Nomination: George W. Bush, 2006; commissioned 2006

Judge Carlton Reeves, Northern Division

University of Virginia School of Law

Career: Law clerk for Mississippi Supreme Court Justice Reuben Anderson; Supreme Court staff attorney; private practice, Jackson; assistant U.S. attorney, Southern District of Mississippi.

Nomination: Barack Obama, 2010; commissioned, 2010

Judge Henry Wingate, Northern Division

Yale Law School

Career: Law clerk, community legal aid, Jackson; private practice; U.S. Navy lieutenant, legal services office, senior assistant defense counsel, trial counsel; adjunct instructor, Golden Gate University; adjunct lecturer, Tidewater Community College; special assistant attorney general, Mississippi; adjunct professor, Mississippi College School of Law; assistant district attorney, Mississippi; U.S. Navy Reserve; assistant U.S. attorney, Southern District of Mississippi

Nomination: Ronald Reagan, 1985, commissioned 1985

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