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About the Southern District of Mississippi


The Southern District of Mississippi is comprised of 45 counties in the southern half of the State, with a land mass of approximately 25,000 square miles.  The headquarters office is located in Jackson with a fully staffed branch office in Gulfport and a satellite office in Hattiesburg.  

The United States Attorney’s Office is divided into two litigation divisions – a criminal division and a civil division. The criminal division is devoted to the prosecution of all federal criminal violations, including controlled substances, public corruption, white collar fraud cases, crimes against the environment and more. The civil division is devoted to cases representing the government involving bankruptcy, collections, affirmative civil enforcement, federal tort claims defenses, EEOC and prisoner petitions.

Updated March 7, 2024