Sen. Chris McDaniel to Speak at WCU Graduation
Hattiesburg, Miss., May 10, 2013 - Sen. Chris McDaniel will speak at one of William Carey University’s commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 18, at 1 p.m. in Smith Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus. Nearly 800 students will graduate from WCU in four ceremonies. This ceremony will honor graduates receiving degrees from the school of business, school of education, school of missions and Biblical studies, and the school of music.
Sen. McDaniel, a partner in the law firm of Hortman, Harlow, Bassi, Robinson & McDaniel, PLLC in Laurel, is a two-term state senator who has authored numerous pieces of legislation, including Nathan’s Law and the Mississippi Small Business Regulatory Flexibility Act. He is licensed to practice law in Texas and Mississippi and has represented some of the largest corporations in the country. In 2010, he was named one of the Top-50 leading lawyers in Mississippi.
Sen. McDaniel was also named one of the top young attorneys in the Southeastern United States and named a Mid-Southeastern United States and a Mid-South Rising Star by Super Lawyers. He has received numerous honors and awards in the community including 2010 Laurel Leader Call Citizen of the Year, Who’s Who in American Politics, and Pine Belt Counselors Association Meritorious Service Award. Sen. McDaniel is a member of West Ellisville Baptist Church, the Rotary Club, and many other organizations. From 2004-2007, he was the radio host for Right Side Radio, a pro-Christian organization dedicated to the advocacy of conservative philosophy and ideals, and currently guest hosts radio talk shows in the SuperTalk network.
In 1992, Sen. McDaniel graduated from Jones County Junior College after playing basketball for two years. He then completed his bachelor’s degree at William Carey College before earning his Juris Doctor from the University of Mississippi. He and his wife Jill have two children: Cambridge and Chamberlain.