Chief Justice Randolph to speak at Gautier High School Veterans Breakfast Nov. 8

November 5, 2019

Mississippi Supreme Court Chief Justice Mike Randolph will be the guest speaker at the annual Gautier High School Veterans Breakfast on Nov. 8. Breakfast will be served at 7:30 a.m. in the cafeteria, and the program will begin at 8:15 a.m.

U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker will be the guest speaker at an assembly in the school gymnasium. The assembly is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m.

The Nov. 8 event will be the 20th annual program honoring veterans.

Chief Justice Randolph is a decorated military veteran. He was decorated for heroism in Vietnam, where he served with the U.S. Army 1st Infantry Division, the Big Red One. He was honorably discharged in 1967. During law school, he received an appointment as a Reserve officer in the United States Navy Judge Advocate General Corps. He is a graduate of the Naval Justice School in Newport, Rhode Island. He was honorably discharged in 1975.

He graduated from Rollins College in Winter Park, Fla., with a B.S. degree in business administration in 1972. He earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Mississippi School of Law in 1974, where he served as president of the Law School Student Body.

He began practicing law in 1975 in Biloxi with the firm of Ross, King and Randolph. He then practiced with the firm of Bryan, Nelson, Allen and Schroeder on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. He opened a Hattiesburg office for Bryan, Nelson, Allen and Schroeder in 1976. He later formed the firm of Bryan Nelson Randolph, PA., serving as President and CEO until his appointment to the Mississippi Supreme Court.

He is the longest currently serving member of the Supreme Court, having been appointed by Gov. Haley Barbour on April 23, 2004. He was first elected in November 2004, and re-elected in November 2012. He became Chief Justice of the Supreme Court on Feb. 1, 2019.

He has homes in Hattiesburg and Ocean Springs.