Best of the Year - Watkins & Eager Lawyers named as "Best Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers in America (October 3, 2012)

Posted: 10/03/2012

Thirty-five of the attorneys at Watkins & Eager have been named to Best Lawyers of America.  Of this group, seven of our attorneys received a special distinction - "Lawyer of the Year."  George R. Fair, Jamie G. Houston III, Walter T. Johnson, Kenneth E. Milam, William F. Ray, William C. Smith III and Michael W. Ulmer were recognized as the "Lawyer of the Year" in their fields. 

George R. Fair has been named the Best Lawyers' 2013 Jackson, Mississippi Corporate Law "Lawyer of the Year".   

Jamie G. Houston III has been recognized in the 2013 edition of The Best Lawyers in America as the Jackson, Mississippi Best Lawyers' Litigation: Trusts & Estates "Lawyer of the Year".

Walter T. Johnson is recognized in the 2013 edition of Best Lawyers as the Jackson, Mississippi Insurance Law "Lawyer of the Year".       

Kenneth E. Milam is recognized in the 2013 edition of Best Lawyers as the Best Lawyers' Jackson, Mississippi Arbitration "Lawyer of the Year".

William F. Ray has been named the Best Lawyers' 2013 Jackson, Mississippi Litigation: Banking & Finance "Lawyer of the Year".

William C. Smith III has been named the Best Lawyers' 2013 Jackson, Mississippi Real Estate Law "Lawyer of the Year".

Michael W. Ulmer is recognized in the 2013 edition of Best Lawyers in America as the Jackson, Mississippi Personal Injury: Defendants "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.

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