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News Richard Davis Joins Mississippi State Personnel Board as General Counsel

Created On: 11/7/2018 8:29:31 AM

The Mississippi State Personnel Board announces that Richard Davis will serve as the agency’s general counsel.  In this role, Davis will serve as chief advisor to the executive director regarding policy, procedures, and administrative programs. He will also serve as MSPB’s liaison to the governor’s office and legislators.

Davis brings more than seven years of legal experience to the agency.  Prior to joining MSPB, he served as a civil litigation defense attorney at Adams and Reese, LLP.  He also has experience in civil rights law, prison defense, lobbying, public relations, crisis communications, and public affairs and has worked for Jernigan Copeland & Anderson, PLLC; Abraham and Rideout; Hayes Dent Public Strategies, LLC; and the Mississippi Delta Technology Council.

“Richard has outstanding qualifications, including a strong legal background and experience in public affairs, and I know he will be an asset to our team,” says MSPB Executive Director Kelly Hardwick.

He earned a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Dickinson College and a graduated cum laude from the Mississippi College School of Law.  Davis also studied at Russian State University for the Humanities in Moscow.  Davis is a member of the Mississippi Bar Leadership Forum Class of 2016, Mississippi Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association, American Inns of Court, the Southern States Police Benevolent Association Panel Counsel, and the Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project.

He and his wife, Mandy, live in Jackson and have one son, Oliver.



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