Chris Smith is a co-founding member of Smith & Holder, PLLC, a Mississippi Gulf Coast litigation law firm handling cases throughout Mississippi and Northwest Florida. Mr. Smith specializes in accident and injury law, along with a thriving criminal defense practice. Simply put, Smith & Holder, PLLC is a law firm of Trial Lawyers, specializing in trial practice before juries and judges in the state and federal courts.
Mr. Smith began his career as a state prosecutor, and he has tried numerous cases to verdict before judges and juries. He has handled a variety of cases at the trial court and appellate court level. Smith & Holder, PLLC gives each and every client's case the careful attention it, and they, deserve. Whether injured through the negligence of others, injured on the job, or charged with a crime, Mr. Smith and the team at Smith & Holder, PLLC uses our significant resources and skill to generate the best result possible for each client.
A native of Gulfport, Mississippi, Mr. Smith is licensed to practice law in all state courts of Mississippi and Florida. He is also licensed to practice before the Federal Courts of the Northern District of Florida, the Northern District of Mississippi, the Southern District of Mississippi and the United States 5th Circuit Court of Appeals.
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|MS||Authorized to practice law||2013||05/08/2013|
|FL||Member in Good Standing||2009||06/27/2013|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 40 Lawyers Under 40 Litigation||American Society of Legal Advocates||2016|
|Partner||Smith & Holder, PLLC||2014 - Present|
|Owner||Law Offices of Chris E. Smith, PLLC||2013 - 2014|
|Associate Attorney||Cotton & Gates, P.A.||2011 - 2013|
|Assistant State Attorney||Office Of The State Attorney, First Judicial Circuit||2009 - 2011|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Harrison County Young Lawyers||Vice President||2014 - Present|
|Mississippi Bar||Member||2013 - Present|
|Harrison County Bar Association||Member||2013 - Present|
|Mississippi Association for Jusitice||Member||2013 - Present|
|Gulfport Gridiron Club||Member||2013 - Present|
|Florida Bar||Member||2009 - Present|
|Mississippi College School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2009|
|University of Mississippi School of Law||Business Administration||BS - Bachelor of Science||2006|