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Michael P. Mills began his journey to Federal Judge in 1975 at Itawamba Community College where he received his Associates Degree. He received his Bachelor’s Degree at the University of Mississippi in 1978. Two years later, he finished law school at Ole Miss and began practicing law.
“I didn’t have any reason to become a lawyer, except that I wanted to go into public service to help people.” Mills said.
Over the course of his 33-year career, Judge Mills has helped a lot of people. His most famous case was in 1997 when he tried the De La Beckwith trial on the murder of Medgar Evers. Judge Mills upheld the conviction and sentenced Beckwith to life in prison for first-degree murder.
Judge Mills served in the Mississippi House of Representatives for 9 years and then served as a Justice on the Mississippi Supreme Court from 1995-2001. In 2001, Mills was recognized by former President George W. Bush and nominated to the United States Federal Court system.
However, Mike Mills is not your typical judge. In fact, he’s not just called “Your Honor”. He has a title that no other federal judge can claim.
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