Thirty-four of the attorneys at Watkins & Eager have been named to Best Lawyers of America. Of this group three of our attorneys received a special distinction - "Lawyer of the Year." George R. Fair, Jamie G. Houston III, and Paul H. Stephenson III were recognized as the "Lawyer of the Year" in their fields.
George R. Fair has been named the Best Lawyers' 2015 Jackson, Mississippi Administrative Law "Lawyer of the Year."
Jamie G. Houston III has been recognized in the 2015 edition of Best Lawyers in America as the Jackson, Mississippi Best Lawyers' Closely Held Companies and Family Business "Lawyer of the Year." and the Jackson, Mississippi Litigation - Trusts and Estates "Lawyer of the Year."
Paul H. Stephenson III has been named in the 2015 edition of Best Lawyers in America as the Jackson, Mississippi Best Lawyers' Litigation - Banking and Finance "Lawyer of the Year."
After more than a quarter of a century in publication, Best Lawyers is designating "Lawyer of the Year" in high-profile legal specialties in large legal communities. Only a single lawyer in each specialty in each community receives this designation. The lawyers being honored as "Lawyers of the Year" were selected because they received particularly high ratings from most of their peers. The selected lawyers have earned a high level of respect among other leading lawyers in the same communities and the same specialties for their abilities, their professionalism, and their integrity. This publication is one of the oldest and most respected peer-review publications in the legal profession.