2017 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Posted: 11/07/2017

Twenty-eight Watkins & Eager lawyers named 2017 Mid-South Super Lawyers and five lawyers are named Mid-South Rising Stars.

Watkins & Eager 2017 Super Lawyers and the areas in which they practice include:

  • David L. Ayers - Personal Injury - Products, Personal Injury - General, General Litigation
  • Joseph G. Baladi - Personal Injury - Products, General Litigation, Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice, Construction Litigation
  • Lewis W. Bell - Personal Injury - Products, Personal Injury - General, Franchise/Dealership
  • Walter J. Brand - Employment Litigation, Employment & Labor
  • H. Lanier Brown II - Personal Injury - Products, Personal Injury - General
  • H. Rusty Comley - Personal Injury - Products, Health Care, Construction Litigation
  • James J. Crongeyer, Jr. - Personal Injury - Products, Personal Injury - General, Construction Litigation
  • George R. Fair - Banking, Utilities, Business/Corporate
  • Betty Ruth Fox - Environmental, Bankruptcy
  • Paul L. Gunn - Real Estate, Business/Corporate, Securities & Corporate Finance
  • Michael O. Gwin - Business Litigation, Appellate, General Litigation
  • Corey D. Hinshaw - Personal Injury - General, Personal Injury - Products, General Litigation, Class Action/Mass Torts
  • Jamie G. Houston, III - Business/Corporate, Estate Planning & Probate, Tax
  • Robert B. Ireland, III - General Litigation, Land Use/Zoning, Employment Litigation, Construction Litigation
  • Mark D. Jicka - Personal Injury - Products, General Litigation, Criminal Defense
  • Walter T. Johnson - Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice, General Litigation, Personal Injury - Products
  • Richard T. Lawrence - General Litigation
  • Kenneth E. Milam - employment & Labor, Employment Litigation, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Civil Rights
  • Mildred M. Morris - Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury - Products, General Litigation
  • J. Robert Ramsay - Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury - Products, General Litigation
  • William F. Ray - business Litigation, Securities Litigation, Banking, Estate & Trust Litigation, Employee Benefits
  • Stephanie M. Rippee - Business Litigation, Civil Litigation, Personal Injury - Products, Bankruptcy
  • Jennifer A. Rogers - Personal Injury - Products, Personal Injury - General
  • Jim F. Spencer, Jr. - Bankruptcy, Banking
  • Paul H. Stephenson, III - Business Litigation, Class Action/Mass Torts, Civil Litigation
  • Michael W. Ulmer - Personal Injury - Products, Personal Injury - General, Professional Liability
  • Leigh D. Vernon - Class Action
  • Rebecca Lee Wiggs - Personal Injury - Products, Business Litigation, Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice

Watkins & Eager 2017 Rising Stars and the areas in which they practice include:

Super Lawyers' selection process includes nominations, independent research, and peer evaluation prior to final selection.  The Rising Stars' selection process is the same, except in order to be eligible for Rising Stars, a candidate must be either 40 years old or younger, or in practice for 10 years or less.  

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