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Willie Louis Sands

Senior District Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
Incumbent
Assumed office
April 12, 2014
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
In office
2001–2006
Preceded by Duross Fitzpatrick
Succeeded by Hugh Lawson
Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
In office
May 9, 1994 – April 12, 2014
Appointed by Bill Clinton
Preceded by seat created by 104 Stat. 5089
Succeeded by Leslie Joyce Abrams
Personal details
Born Willie Louis Sands
1949 (age 65–66)
U.S.
Alma mater Mercer University
Mercer University School of Law


W. Louis Sands (born 1949) is a Senior United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia.

Born in Bradley, Georgia, Sands received a Macon, Georgia from 1987 to 1991, and was a judge on the Superior Court, Macon Judicial District from 1991 to 1993.

On February 9, 1994, Sands was nominated by President United States Senate on May 6, 1994, and received his commission on May 9, 1994. He served as chief judge from 2001 to 2006. He assumed senior status on April 12, 2014.

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