About Us

A Tradition of Excellence Since 1895

The legacy of Watkins & Eager began in 1895 when William Hamilton Watkins became the twentieth lawyer at the Jackson bar. The influential career of Will Watkins spanned 64 years, during which he argued over 20 cases before the Supreme Court of the United States. MORE

Public Service

Lawyers of Watkins & Eager have made contributions to the State of Mississippi in numerous ways, not the least of which is through government service.  The importance of quality public servants is self-evident, as the effective delivery of services, whether through the discharge of executive responsibilities, judicial administration or participation in the legislative branch, is critical to the well-being of our nation, state and community. MORE

Bar Service

In addition to a long history of zealously serving and representing our valued clients, attorneys at Watkins & Eager have long been committed to service to the bar and the legal profession and to preserving and promoting our system of justice.  Watkins & Eager has a reputation for commitment to the profession and for having the respect of other lawyers and the judges before whom we appear. MORE

Judicial Clerkships

Serving as a judicial clerkship is an invaluable start to a legal career. Working with a judge and the other clerks and court personnel provides unique insight into how courts make decisions.  It provides the clerk a year of intensive writing experience, exposure to practicing lawyers at their peak performance, and a network of colleagues who share the bond of working under the same mentor. MORE