Contact Details

Chris Smith
2209 23rd Avenue
Gulfport, MS 39501
(228) 206-7076
chris@smithholder.com

Christopher E. "Chris" Smith

A native of Gulfport, Mississippi, Christopher "Chris" Smith received his undergraduate degree from the University of Mississippi and his Juris Doctorate from Mississippi College School of Law. Mr. Smith is currently admitted to practice in all state courts for Mississippi and Florida along with the United States District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi, the Northern District of Florida and the United States 5th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Mr. Smith began his legal career as an Assistant State Attorney in the Office of the State Attorney for the First Judicial District of Florida where he prosecuted felony offenses. Upon entering private practice Mr. Smiths practice broadened to include personal injury, business and commercial litigation, criminal defense and family law.

Mr. Smith is a member of the Harrison County Bar Association and the Mississippi Association for Justice. He maintains an active jury trial practice while also representing clients before administrative agencies and in business negotiations. Mr. Smith is very active in his community and enjoys playing golf and tennis and Ole Miss athletics.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Criminal Defense (Federal and State)
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Insurance Law
  • Business/Commercial Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Mississippi, 2013
  • Tennessee, 2012 (inactive)
  • Florida, 2009
  • U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Court - Northern District of Mississippi
  • U.S. District Court - Southern District of Mississippi
  • U.S. District Court - Northern District of Florida

Education

  • University of Mississippi, B.A., 2006
  • Mississippi College School of Law, J.D., 2009

Contact Details

Morgan Holder
2209 23rd Avenue
Gulfport, MS 39501
(228) 206-7076
morgan@smithholder.com

G. Morgan Holder

G. Morgan Holder is a co-founder of Smith & Holder, PLLC. A native of Gulfport, Mississippi, Morgan was a two-time all-state golfer for the Gulfport High School golf team and graduated with honors in 1997. He earned a full golf scholarship to Shelton State Community College in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and later transferred to The University of Alabama to fulfill a childhood dream. Upon his graduation from The University of Alabama in 2002, Morgan moved to Birmingham, Alabama, where he enjoyed success as a healthcare consultant across the state.

After four years in the private business sector, Morgan decided to continue a family tradition and embark on a career in the legal profession. In 2010, he earned his Juris Doctorate from the Mississippi College School of Law. During his tenure in law school, he received accolades for both his oral argument and writing skills, including the prestigious American Jurisprudence Award in Legal Writing II. Additionally, Morgan earned practical experience while serving as a law clerk for several large litigation firms and as an intern for United States Magistrate Judge Robert H. Walker.

From April 2013 through April 2014, Morgan served his community as the public defender for the City of Gulfport, providing vigorous and effective representation for his clients in the largest Municipal Court in the State of Mississippi. He handled over 300 misdemeanor cases in his public defender role alone, gaining invaluable trial experience.

Morgan is a member of the American Bar Association, Mississippi Bar Association, the Mississippi Young Lawyer's Association, and the Gulfport Rotary Club. Outside of the courthouse, Morgan is an avid sports fan and remains involved in local races, golf tournaments, and helping with youth sports including assisting with his sons team activities. As an alumnus of the University of Alabama, he remains an involved fan of Crimson Tide Athletics.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Criminal Defense (Federal and State)
  • Family Law and Domestic Relations
  • Social Security/Disability
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Insurance Law
  • Business/Commercial Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Mississippi, 2012
  • U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Court - Northern District of Mississippi
  • U.S. District Court - Southern District of Mississippi

Education

  • University of Alabama, B.S., 2002
  • Mississippi College School of Law, J.D., 2010

Contact Smith & Holder PLLC

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