Morgan Holder focuses his practice in the areas of personal injury and criminal defense. Morgan was the catalyst behind Smith & Holder obtaining a recent seven-figure verdict on behalf of one of the firm’s injured clients, the largest verdict in that particular venue in over two decades. Morgan’s cross-examination of the defense accident reconstructionist expert witness in that case was pivotal.
A former two-time all-state golfer for Gulfport High School, he earned a full golf scholarship to Shelton State Community College in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, later transferring to the University of Alabama, where he received his undergraduate degree.
During his tenure in law school at the Mississippi College School of Law, Morgan received accolades for both his oral argument and writing skills, including being awarded the prestigious American Jurisprudence Award in Legal Writing II. Morgan also clerked for several of Mississippi’s premier insurance defense firms during this time while also serving as an intern for United States Magistrate Judge Robert H. Walker in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi.
Prior to founding the firm with Chris Smith, Morgan served his community as the public defender for the City of Gulfport, where he handled over 300 criminal cases in this role alone, gaining invaluable trial experience.
Morgan is a member of the Mississippi Association for Justice, the American Bar Association, the Harrison County Bar Association, and the Gulfport Rotary Club, among other organizations. Outside of work, Morgan is an avid sports fan and remains involved in local youth sports including assisting with his son’s team activities.