Watkins & Eager PLLC 2016 Best Lawyers In America ® (August 17, 2015)

Posted: 08/17/2015

The Best Lawyers in America® has released its rankings for 2016.  Thirty-seven Watkins & Eager lawyers were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2016.  The firm's senior partner, William F. Goodman, Jr., is ranked in nine areas of law, including Bet-the-Company Litigation. Watkins & Eager's Best Lawyers® are listed below by practice area.

Administrative / Regulatory Law
George R. Fair

Appellate Practice
William F. Goodman, Jr.
J. Collins Wohner, Jr.

Arbitration
Kenneth E. Milam

Banking and Finance Law
William F. Goodman, Jr.
Jane B. Morgan
Jim F. Spencer, Jr.

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency
and Reorganization Law
Jim F. Spencer, Jr.

Bet-the-Company Litigation
William F. Goodman, Jr.
William F. Ray
Paul H. Stephenson III

Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Jamie G. Houston, III

Commercial Finance Law
M. Binford Williams, Jr.

Commercial Litigation
Lewis W. Bell
William F. Goodman, Jr.
William F. Ray
Stephanie M. Rippee
Jim F. Spencer, Jr.
Paul H. Stephenson III

Commercial Transactions / UCC Law
Molly Jeffcoat Moody
M. Binford Williams, Jr.

Corporate Law
George R. Fair
Jamie G. Houston III
M. Binford Williams, Jr.

Elder Law
Jamie G. Houston III

Employment Law - Management
Walter J. Brand
Kenneth E. Milam

Energy Law
William F. Goodman, Jr.
Paul H. Stephenson III

Environmental Law
Betty Ruth Fox
Keith W. Turner

Family Law
Susan Latham Steffey

Financial Services Regulation Law
George R. Fair

Health Care Law
C. Joyce Hall

Insurance Law
Michael O. Gwin
Walter T. Johnson
Richard T. Lawrence

Labor Law - Management
Walter J. Brand
Kenneth E. Milam

Land Use & Zoning Law
William C. Smith III

Litigation & Controversy - Tax
Jamie G. Houston III

Litigation - Banking & Finance
George R. Fair
William F. Ray
Paul H. Stephenson III

Litigation - Bankruptcy
Jim F. Spencer, Jr.

Litigation - Health Care
Mark D. Jicka

Litigation - Labor & Employment
Walter J. Brand
Kenneth E. Milam

Litigation - Land Use & Zoning
William C. Smith III

Litigation - Trusts & Estates
Jamie G. Houston III

Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Douglas J. Gunn
Steven D. Orlansky
Stephanie M. Rippee
Michael W. Ulmer

Mediation
Kenneth E. Milam

Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
Walter T. Johnson
Mildred M. Morris

Mergers and Acquistions Law
M. Binford Williams, Jr.

Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law
Paul L. Gunn

Natural Resources Law
William F. Goodman, Jr.
Paul H. Stephenson III

Oil & Gas Law
William F. Goodman, Jr.
Paul H. Stephenson III

Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
David L. Ayers
H. Rusty Comley
James J. Crongeyer, Jr.
William F. Goodman, Jr.
Michael O. Gwin
Walter T. Johnson
Steven D. Orlansky
Stephanie M. Rippee
Michael W. Ulmer

Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
David L. Ayers
Lewis W. Bell
James J. Crongeyer, Jr.
William F. Goodman, Jr.
Douglas J. Gunn
Mark D. Jicka
Walter T. Johnson
Mildred M. Morris
Stephanie M. Rippee
Michael W. Ulmer
Rebecca Lee Wiggs
Jimmy B. Wilkins

Project Finance Law
M. Binford Williams, Jr.

Real Estate Law
Paul L. Gunn
William C. Smith III
M. Binford Williams, Jr.
Roger W. Williams

Securitization and Structured Finance Law
Jason L. Poulson

Tax Law
Jamie G. Houston III

Trusts and Estates
Jamie G. Houston III

Utilities Law
George R. Fair

Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
Clifford B. Ammons
James E. Higginbotham

The Best Lawyers in America® 2016 reports that Watkins & Eager ranks as follows:     

             In Mississippi:

Top-Listed in Mississippi in Commercial Transactions/UCC Law with 2 lawyers.

Top-Listed in Mississippi in Litigation - Banking and Finance with 3 lawyers.

              In Jackson, Mississippi:

Top-Listed in Jackson, Mississippi in Real Estate Law with 4 lawyers.

Top-Listed in Jackson, Mississippi in Banking and Finance Law with 3 lawyers.

Top-Listed in Jackson in Commercial Transactions/UCC Law with 2 lawyers.

Top-Listed in Jackson, Mississippi in Litigation - Banking and Finance with 3 lawyers.

Top-Listed in Jackson, Mississippi in Product Liability Litigation - Defendants with 12 lawyers.

Top-Listed in Jackson, Mississippi in Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants with 9 lawyers.

The 2016 edition marks the 33rd year of publishing what has come to be regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence in the United States.  Selection to Best Lawyers® is based on an exhaustive and rigorous peer-review survey comprising more than 2 million confidential evaluations by the top attorneys in the country.  No fee or purchase is required to be listed.

The firm's website ( www.WatkinsEager.com) contains a full listing of practice areas, primary contacts for each practice area, and general information about the firm.  Additional information may be obtained from the firm's Managing Member:

                       James J. Crongeyer, Jr.
                       (601) 965-1864
                       jcrongeyer@watkinseager.com

 

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