Michael P. Mills

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Michael Paul Mills (born 1956) is a United States federal judge.

Mills was born in Charleston, South Carolina. He received an A.A. from Itawamba Community College in 1976; a B.A. from the University of Mississippi in 1978; a J.D. from the University of Mississippi School of Law in 1980; and an LL.M. from the University of Virginia School of Law in 2001. From 1980 to 1995 he held a private practice 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.

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