Watkins & Eager

Established in 1895

Practice Area: Civil Litigation, State Government Law, Federal Practice 45 more areas of practice + 45 more

Attorney Awards
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Watkins & Eager

Fixed hourly rates, Fixed fees available

Serving Jackson, MS view address

Serving Jackson, MS view address

Fixed hourly rates, Fixed fees available

Attorney Awards AV Preeminent

About Watkins & Eager

Established in 1895, Watkins & Eager PLLC is a full-service, diversified law firm, specializing in a multitude of practice areas. These areas include an extensive real estate, banking, corporate and business practice, as well as the firm's broad trial and appellate practice. The firm is privileged to represent banking and financial institutions, manufacturers, oil and gas companies, pharmaceutical companies, commercial real estate developers, hea...

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Established in 1895, Watkins & Eager PLLC is a full-service, diversified law firm, specializing in a multitude of practice areas. These areas include an extensive real estate, banking, corporate and business practice, as well as the firm's broad trial and appellate practice. The firm is privileged to represent banking and financial institutions, manufacturers, oil and gas companies, pharmaceutical companies, commercial real estate developers, health care providers, investors, insurers, institutions of higher learning, and governmental agencies at the municipal, county, state, and federal levels.

The lawyers of Watkins & Eager possess exceptional legal experience and have achieved numerous notable distinctions. Many of our attorneys are listed in Best Lawyers in America®, and Watkins & Eager has been named by that publication as the number one firm in Mississippi in the following categories: Bet-the-Company Litigation; Insurance Law; Land Use & Zoning Law; Mass Tort Litigation; Medical Malpractice Law; Oil & Gas Law; Products Liability; and Real Estate Law. Additionally, Chambers USA—America's Leading Lawyers for Business® has recognized Watkins & Eager as a leading firm in many areas, including Labor & Employment; Litigation - General Commercial; Real Estate; Corporate/Commercial; Energy & Natural Resources, and Products Liability (National).

The firm's lawyers are members of prestigious professional organizations, including the American College of Trial Lawyers, American Academy of Appellate Lawyers, American Board of Trial Advocates, American College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, American College of Mortgage Attorneys, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, and the Product Liability Advisory Council.

Today, Watkins & Eager has inherited a legacy of excellence and has become a name synonymous with integrity, experience, dedication, responsiveness, critical thinking and creativity. The firm possesses the skills and the commitment of responsibly to address complex legal problems and is dedicated to building relationships and going beyond what clients ask of them. The firm honors its heritage and is committed to the future prosperity of the entire community.

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Areas of Law

  • Civil Litigation
  • State Government Law
  • Federal Practice
  • Antitrust
  • Appellate Practice
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial Law
  • Business Law
  • Construction Law
  • Domestic Relations
  • Education Law
  • Environmental Law
  • First Amendment Law
  • Franchise Law
  • Labor And Employment
  • Lender Liability
  • Mass Tort Litigation
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Drug And Medical Device Litigation
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Oil And Gas Law
  • Securities
  • Tax Controversies
  • Torts
  • Workers Compensation
  • General
  • Criminal Litigation
  • Criminal Tax Controversies
  • Health Care Fraud
  • White Collar Crime
  • Administrative Law
  • Arbitration
  • Mediation
  • Banking Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Bonds
  • Corporate Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
  • Finance
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Mergers And Acquisitions
  • Municipal Bonds
  • Government
  • Real Estate
  • Taxation

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Peer Reviews

  • 4.8/5.0 440 reviews
  • Legal Knowledge

    4.9/5.0
  • Analytical Capability

    4.9/5.0
  • Judgment

    4.8/5.0
  • Communication

    4.8/5.0
  • Legal Experience

    4.8/5.0

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      Firm Details

      Year Established
      1895
      Firm Size
      66
      Payment Information
        Fixed hourly rates
        Fixed fees available
      Partnership Information

      A Professional Limited Liability Company

      Representative Clients
      BANKING AND FINANCE: BancorpSouth Bank; BankFirst Financial Services; BankPlus; Britton and Koontz Bank, N.A.; Community Trust Bank; Experian Information Solutions, Inc.; Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.; First Tower Corp.; Guaranty Bank and Trust Company; Merchants & Farmers Bank; Merchants & Marine Bank; Metropolitan Bank; Regions Bank; Trustmark National Bank; UBS Financial Services, Inc.; Whitney National Bank.
      Representative Clients
      GENERAL: American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP); AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company; Delta Industries, Inc.; Delta Pride Catfish, Inc.; Detroit Diesel Corporation; Dollar General Corporation; Dunn Investment Company; International Paper Company; Jackson Healthcare for Women, P.A.; Jackson Heart Clinic, P.A.; Kroger Co.; Millsaps College; Mississippi Baptist Health Systems, Inc.; Mississippi Municipal Liability Plan; Mississippi Rural Habilitation Corporation; MMC Materials, Inc.; The Newborn Associates P.A.; The Peble Corporation; Petroleum Equipment Company, Inc.; Ridgway Lane & Associates; University of Mississippi Medical Center; Waste Management, Inc.
      Representative Clients
      INSURANCE: ACE USA; AVEMCO Aviation Insurance Co.; Doctors Insurance Co.; Health Assurance LLC; Medical Assurance Company of Mississippi; Mutual of Omaha Insurance Co.; New York Life Insurance Company; The Lincoln National Life Insurance Company; The Tokio Marine and Fire Insurance Group; The Triangle Insurance Companies; Tudor Insurance Company; Universal Underwriters, Inc.; Western World Insurance Company.
      Representative Clients
      MANUFACTURERS: American Household, Inc.; A. O. Smith Corporation; AstraZeneca; Bayer Corp.; The Black & Decker Corporation; Bridgestone/Firestone, Inc.; Bristol Myers Squibb Co.; Caterpillar Inc.; CNH America LLC; Crown Equipment Corp.; The ESAB Group, Inc.; General Motors Corporation; The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company; Hobart Brothers Company; Jarden Corporation; Kia Motors America, Inc.; La-Z-Boy South, Inc.; Lincoln Electric Company; Linde LLC f/k/a The BOC Group, Inc.; Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co.; Makita U.S.A., Inc.; Mazda (North America), Inc.; National Food Processors Assn.; Nissan North America, Inc.; Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp.; Pfizer, Inc.; Praxair, Inc.; R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company; Sanderson Farms, Inc.; Sandvik, Inc.; Siemens Corporation; Snapper Division of the Actava Group; Sturm Ruger & Company; Terex Corporation; Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.; Tyson Foods, Inc.; Union Carbide Corporation; Volkswagen of America.
      Representative Clients
      OIL AND GAS: Blossman Gas, Inc.; The Pruet Companies; Chevron U.S.A. Inc.; Fleet Morris Petroleum, Inc.; Jetta Production Company; Murphy Oil USA Inc.; Plantation Pipeline Co.; Schlumberger; Shell Oil Co.; Texaco Inc.; Willmut Gas Company.
      Representative Clients
      REAL ESTATE: Cress Realty Group; Hemphill Construction Company; Heritage Properties, Inc.; Kerioth Corporation; Landmark Homes, Inc.; Neopolis Development LLC; Plum Creek Timber Company, Inc.; Tenax LLC; The Park Companies; The Sembler Company; The Township Land Company, LLC.
      Languages
      French, German and Spanish.

      Pro Bono

      Pro Bono Coordinator: Jimmy B Wilkins