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February 20, 2009

GOVERNOR HALEY BARBOUR FILLS DISTRICT 16 CHANCERY COURT VACANCY

Governor Haley Barbour today announced the appointment of Ocean Springs attorney G. Charles Bordis IV to the Chancery Court seat for District 16, which includes George, Greene and Jackson counties.

Bordis will take office Monday, February 23, 2009, replacing Randy Pierce, who was recently elected to the Mississippi Supreme Court. Bordis will serve through January 3, 2011.

“Mr. Bordis has more than 20 years of experience working in Chancery Courts, which gives him the needed insight to preside over District 16,” Governor Barbour said. “He will be a valuable asset to the Mississippi judicial system.”

Bordis has had a solo practice for the last five years representing clients in all areas of Chancery Court. He also serves as a Chancery Court Master and a Family Master in District 16 presiding over family law cases. Previously, Bordis was a partner in Sadler, Ranson & Bordis P.A. in Ocean Springs for 15 years.

Bordis is a member of the Knights of Columbus and has coached youth sports for 25 years. He is a member of St. Elizabeth Seton Church in Ocean Springs. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Nicholls State University and his law degree from Mississippi College School of Law. He and his wife, Jennifer, have two children Kirsten and Weston.

Governor Barbour’s Judicial Appointments Advisory Committee, which reviews the qualifications of judicial appointees in accordance with Executive Order 914, found Bordis fully qualified to serve in this post.