Chris E. Smith



Chris E. 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.

Payment types: Cash, Check, Credit card

Contact info
Smith & Holder, PLLC2209 23rd Avenue
Gulfport, MS, 39501

Office (228) 206-4588
Fax (228) 284-1870

License
State Status Acquired Updated
MS Authorized to practice law 2013 05/08/2013
FL Member in Good Standing 2009 06/27/2013
TN Inactive 2012 07/19/2016

Awards
Award name Grantor Date granted
Top 40 Lawyers Under 40 Litigation American Society of Legal Advocates 2016

Work experience
Title Company name Duration
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

Education
School name Major Degree Graduated
Mississippi College School of Law Law JD – Juris Doctor 2009
University of Mississippi School of Law Business Administration BS – Bachelor of Science 2006

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