UM Law Alum Andrew Harris Appointed U.S. Magistrate Judge

University of Mississippi School of Law alumnus Andrew S. Harris (J.D., 2012), a partner in the Litigation Practice Group at Jones Walker LLP, has been appointed as U.S. Magistrate Judge in the Northern Division at Jackson by the judges of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi. He will be sworn in on March 1, 2024, and succeed the Honorable F. Keith Ball.

“The culmination of my professional experience, both at Jones Walker and in the legal community as a whole, as well as my civic commitment to Mississippi, has prepared me for this honor,” said Harris. “I am incredibly grateful to be appointed and especially pleased to serve in the same district where I completed my judicial clerkship.”

Harris served as a law clerk to the Honorable Daniel P. Jordan III of the US District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi before joining the firm’s Jackson office as an associate. He then grew into a well-respected partner, representing small businesses, publicly traded companies, and entrepreneurs in a range of intellectual property matters, commercial disputes, regulatory proceedings, and complex financial transactions. Andrew focused his practice on remedying the practical problems small businesses frequently encounter, including intra-corporate disputes, the proper exercise of fiduciary responsibilities, and proceedings involving regulatory bodies and administrative agencies.

“Andrew has made invaluable contributions to his clients, his community, and the Jackson office in his time at the firm. We congratulate him on this esteemed accomplishment, and thank him for his many years of dedication and leadership,” said Jones Walker managing partner Bill Hines.

Harris received his B.A. from Millsaps College and his J.D. summa cum laude from the University of Mississippi School of Law in 2012.