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Supreme Court appoints Samuel D. Habeeb as special judge for Warren County Court

April 30, 2002

Administrative Office of Courts

The Mississippi Supreme Court on Monday appointed attorney Samuel D. Habeeb, 33, as a special judge to hear cases in the Warren County Court. The appointment came as a result of the April 24 suspension of Warren County Judge H. Gerald Hosemann.

The appointment is effective today, April 30, until June 30.

Habeeb has served as an attorney for the Mississippi State Tax Commission since June 2001.

Habeeb served as a special assistant attorney general in the opinions division from July 2000 through May 2001. In 1998, he served as special assistant general counsel to the Mississippi Bar.

Habeeb served as a South Ward Commissioner for the city of Vicksburg from 1997 through June 2001.

Habeeb graduated from the University of Mississippi as a mathematics major with a minor in chemistry. He obtained his law degree from the University of Mississippi School of Law. He was admitted to the bar in 1993, and served as a law clerk for the late Supreme Court Justice Michael Sullivan 1993-1994. He was in private law practice in the firm of Varner, Parker& Sessums from 1994-1997.

For more information, contact Beverly Pettigrew Kraft, court public information officer, at 601-354-7452.