Louis Guirola Jr.

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Louis Guirola Jr. (born 1951) is the Chief Judge of United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi.

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Guirola received a B.A. from William Carey College in 1973 and a J.D. from the University of Mississippi Law School in 1979. He was in private practice in Mississippi from 1979 to 1980 and again from 1986 to 1990. He was an assistant district attorney of 19th Judicial District, Mississippi from 1980 to 1984, and a county board attorney of Jackson County, Mississippi from 1984 to 1986. He was an assistant U.S. Attorney of the Eastern District of Texas from 1990 to 1993.

Guirola was a U.S. Magistrate Judge for the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas from 1993 to 1996, and for United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi from 1996 to 2004. On September 23, 2003, Guirola was nominated by President George W. Bush to a seat on the Southern District of Mississippi vacated by Walter J. Gex III. Guirola was confirmed by the United States Senate on March 12, 2004, and received his commission on March 22, 2004. He became Chief Judge in 2010.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Walter J. Gex III
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi
2004–present
Incumbent