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David McCarty has announced his candidacy for the Court of Appeals position currently held by Chief Judge Joe Lee, who recently announced he would no longer run for office.
“It has been my honor to practice before Chief Judge Lee for years,” McCarty said in a statement. “I intend to carry on Judge Lee’s legacy of service and humility.”
“I have devoted my legal career to the unique practice of appeals,” he said, “beginning as a law clerk at the Mississippi Supreme Court. In the past 13 years, I have represented dozens of clients in federal and state appeals – from small businesses to parents who were fighting for the best for their children. In over 30 oral arguments, I traveled before the Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, and the Fifth Circuit to advocate for my clients.”
“I want to be that same tireless advocate for the people in Mississippi,” McCarty stated.
David McCarty – Career Highlights:
- Over 30 oral arguments before the Mississippi Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and Eight Circuit
- Law Review, Articles Editor
- Moot Court, Competition Chair
- Adjunct Professor at Mississippi College School of Law in several classes over the past decade, including appellate advocacy, evidence, trial practice, legal writing, and practical practice
- Author of multiple scholarly works, including a treatise on evidence as well as a study of judicial speech laws
- Regularly presents continuing legal education seminars on appeals, ethics and writing
- JD, Mississippi College School of Law, cum laude
- BA in Political Science, Mississippi State University
To learn more about David McCarty, visit McCartyforJudge.com
McCarty sat down for an interview with MageeNews.com. You can watch the video below.