Government service in the public interest is one of Ole Miss Law’s oldest and strongest traditions, and many of our graduates have illustrious careers as judges, legislators, governors, and more.


Ole Miss Law Alumni in the Judiciary

Mississippi Supreme Court

Chief Justice William L. (Bill) Waller, Jr.
Presiding Justice Jess H. Dickinson
Presiding Justice Michael K. Randolph
Associate Justice James W. Kitchens
Associate Justice Josiah D. Coleman
Associate Justice James D. Maxwell II
Associate Justice Dawn H. Beam
Associate Justice Robert P. Chamberlin

Mississippi Court of Appeals

Presiding Judge Tyree Irving
Presiding Judge T. Kenneth Griffis
Judge Donna M. Barnes
Judge David M. Ishee
Judge Virginia C. Carlton
Judge Eugene L. Fair Jr.
Judge Jim M. Greenlee

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

Judge Grady E. Jolly
Judge Rhesa Barksdale

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi

District Judge Michael P. Mills
District Judge Debra M. Brown
District Judge Neal Brooks Biggers, Jr.
District Judge Glen H. Davidson
Magistrate Judge David A. Sanders
Magistrate Judge Jane M. Virden
Magistrate Judge Roy Percy

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi

Chief District Judge Louis Guirola Jr.
District Judge Keith Starrett
District Judge William Henry Barbour Jr.
District Judge Tom Stewart Lee
District Judge Walter J. Gex III
District Judge David C. Bramlette
Magistrate Judge John C. Gargiulo
Magistrate Judge F. Keith Ball


Ole Miss Law Alumni in Legislative and Executive Branch Offices

Mississippi State Senate

Senator Barbara Blackmon
Senator W. Briggs Hopson III
Senator Chris McDaniel
Senator Gray Tollison

Mississippi House of Representatives

Representative Philip Gunn (Speaker of the House)
Representative David Baria
Representative Charles Jim Beckett
Representative Jay Hughes
Representative Roun McNeal
Representative Willie J. Perkins, Sr.
Representative Thomas U. Reynolds
Representative Noah Sanford
Representative Jeffrey C. Smith
Representative Adrienne Wooten
Representative Henry Zuber III

Former Mississippi Governors

Governor Haley Barbour
Governor Ronnie Musgrove
Governor Bill Allain
Governor William Winter

Mississippi Executive Branch Officials

Attorney General Jim Hood
Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann
State Treasurer Lynn Fitch

U.S. Senators

Senator Roger Wicker
Senator Thad Cochran

U.S. Representatives

Representative Trent Kelly
Representative Gregg Harper