Senate Confirms Carlton Reeves of Mississippi for Federal District Court Judgeship
Cochran & Wicker Supported Reeves Nomination, Confirmed on Voice Vote
Monday, December 20, 2010
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) today announced that the Senate has approved the confirmation of Carlton Reeves of Jackson to be a U.S. District Court Judge for the Southern District of Mississippi.
The Reeves nomination was approved by on a voice vote Sunday afternoon. Cochran and Wicker supported Reeves’ nomination, introducing him to the Senate Judiciary Committee at a confirmation hearing in July.
“I congratulate Carlton Reeves on his confirmed appointment to the federal bench in our state. I trust that his legal experience will serve him and the people well as he takes on this important responsibility,” Cochran said.
“Carlton Reeves brings a diverse background of service to the bench for the Southern District of Mississippi,” said Wicker. “Qualified, impartial judges are critical to continuing our nation’s legal traditions.”
Reeves is a cofounder and partner in the law firm of Pigott Reeves Johnson, P.A., in Jackson. He earned his undergraduate degree from Jackson State University and his law degree from the University of Virginia. He has served as a clerk and staff attorney for the Mississippi Supreme Court, and was the Chief of the Civil Division in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Mississippi.