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Hon. Sen. Chris McDaniel

State of Mississippi / Hortman Harlow Bassi Robinson & McDaniel PLLC
State Senator
Contributing Member
Office:
414 W Oak St
Laurel, MS 39440

Phone: 601 6498611
Fax: 601 6498611
Email: cmcdaniel@senate.ms.gov

Law School: University of Mississippi (1997)

Practice Areas:
 

BACKGROUND

After high school, in 1990, Chris attended Jones County Junior College, graduating in 1992. After graduating from JCJC, he attended and graduated from William Carey College with a Bachelor of Science degree. After receiving his undergraduate degree, he attended the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) School of Law, where he was declared a Juris Doctor. Chris graduated, with many honors, near the top of his law school class in 1997.

After law school, Chris accepted one of the most prestigious positions offered to graduating law school students when he entered a two - year federal judicial clerkship as a law clerk for the Honorable Charles W. Pickering, Sr., United States District Court Judge, Southern District of Mississippi.

EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Jones County Junior College in Ellisville, Mississippi. Degree: Associate in Arts (with Honors). JCJC Hall of Fame, JCJC Who’s Who, Sophomore Class President, Freshman Class President, Freshman Class Favorite, Sophomore Class Favorite, President of Council on Drug and Alcohol Awareness, Baptist Student Union, Student Government Association officer, SGA Committee Chairman, President of Recreation Club, Who’s Who in American Junior Colleges

William Carey University in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Degree: Bachelor of Science (Cum Laude), All-American Scholar, Presidential Scholar, President’s List, Dean’s List, Pi Gamma Mu Honorary, Sigma Tau Delta Honorary, Student Government Association, Baptist Student Union, Varsity Basketball Team, Who’s Who in American Colleges.

University of Mississippi in Oxford, Mississippi. Degree: Juris Doctor (Cum Laude). Phi Delta Phi Honorary, Pi Gamma Mu Honorary, Sigma Tau Delta Honorary, All American Scholar, Moot Court Board, Best Oral Advocate, Steen Reynold’s Trial Finalist, Dean’s List, National Moot Court Team, Journal of National Security Law, Lamar Society of International Law, Federalist Society, American Jurisprudence Awards (first in class) in Constitutional Law I, Constitutional Law II, Conflict of Laws and Criminal Procedure and Who’s Who in American Law Schools.

PUBLICATION HISTORY

Whether Southern University's Race-Based Scholarship Program Exclusively for African-American Students Can Be Sustained as a Remedial Measure Under the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment?, 4 Miss. Rev. First Impress. 1, 1997;

Discussion of State Court Class Actions in Mississippi, Regional Bar Meeting Instructional Materials (Jan. 2001) (written for presentation at the South Central Regional Bar Meeting);

Discussion of Fifth Circuit Class Certification Issues and the Possibility of Pursuing Class Certification in State Court, The Mississippi Lawyer (Oct. 2000) (written for presentation at the Summer School for Lawyers - July 14, 2000);

Contributing Editor, Shapiro, Howard, Terrorism in a Democratic Society, 1 J. Nat. Sec. L. 95 (1997).

Chris has been published by numerous newspapers, including many online conservative news organizations, such as Townhall.com, FreeRepublic.com and Chronwatch.com. He has been the host of a nationally syndicated radio show, The Right Side Radio Show. He also served as co-host on Rightalk, a nationally syndicated conservative talk program heard on Rightalk.com and syndicated nationally.

Chris has also been a guest host and/or appeared on numerous conservative talk shows. Chris has guest hosted shows with Mychal Massie and Ray Spero, nationally renowned conservative commentators. He is also a regular guest on America at Night with Kate Delaney. As a result, Chris has been heard on over 100 radio stations all across America.

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Law Clerk/Judicial Assistant to United States District Court Judge Charles W. Pickering, Sr., United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi (1997-1999).

Attorney and Partner in the Law Firm of Hortman, Harlow, Bassi, Robinson & McDaniel (1999-present). Areas of Concentration: Litigation, Insurance Defense, Corporate Law, Products Liability, Commercial Litigation, Consumer Products Litigation, Mass Tort Litigation, Complex Multi-Party Litigation, Legislation, Constitutional Law & Civil Rights.

RELIGIOUS, CIVIL &PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

West Ellisville Baptist Church
The Gideons International
Association for Excellence in Education
National Rifle Association
American Family Association
Federalist Society
Mississippi Bar Association
Jones County Bar Association
Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association
Mississippi Claims Association
Fifth Federal Circuit Bar Association
The Hundred Club of Jones County
Rotary Club
Lion’s Club of Ellisville
Exchange Club
Ellisville Historical Society
Mississippi Republican Party
Jones County Republican Executive Committee
Veterans Museum Board of Directors & Legal Advisor

POST-ELECTION HONORS

2010 Laurel Leader Call Citizen of the Year
BIPEC Business Champion
College Savings Board of Directors
SAR Distinguished Service Award
Southern Legislative Conference Agriculture & Rural Development Committee
National Conference of State Legislatures
American Council of Young Political Leaders
Who's Who in American Politics
Pine Belt Counselors’ Association Meritorious Service Award.
Mid-South Rising Stars
Desk & Derrick Club Certificate of Appreciation




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