Watkins & Eager PLLC The Best Lawyers In America® (September 7, 2011)

Posted: 09/07/2011

The Best Lawyers in America® has released its  rankings for 2012.  Thirty-two Watkins  & Eager lawyers were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2012.  The firm's senior partner, William F.  Goodman, Jr., is ranked in ten areas of law, including Bet-the-Company  Litigation. Watkins & Eager's Best Lawyers are listed below by practice  area.

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.
Paul H. Stephenson III

Commercial Finance Law
M. Binford Williams,  Jr.

Commercial Litigation
William F. Goodman, Jr.
William F. Goodman III
William F. Ray
Paul H. Stephenson III

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

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

Energy Law
Thomas R. Crews
William F. Goodman, Jr.

Financial Services Regulation Law
George R. Fair

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

Litigation - Bankruptcy
Jim F. Spencer, Jr.

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
Stephanie M. Rippee

Mass Tort Litigation / Class  Actions - Defendants
William F. Goodman III
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

Natural Resources Law
Thomas R. Crews
William F. Goodman, Jr.

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

Personal Injury Litigation -  Defendants
David L. Ayers
William F. Goodman, Jr.
Michael O. Gwin
Michael W. Ulmer

Product Liability Litigation
James J. Crongeyer, Jr.
William F. Goodman, Jr.
Stephanie M. Rippee
Jimmy B. Wilkins

Product Liability Litigation -  Defendants
David L. Ayers
Lewis W. Bell
William F. Goodman, Jr.
William F. Goodman III
Douglas J. Gunn
Mark D. Jicka
Stephanie M. Rippee
Michael W. Ulmer

Project Finance Law
M. Binford Williams,  Jr.

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

Tax Law
Jamie G. Houston III

Trusts and Estates
Jamie G. Houston III

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

The Best Lawyers in America®  2012 reports  that Watkins & Eager ranks as follows:

            In Mississippi:

Top-Listed in Mississippi in Banking  and Finance Law with 3 attorneys.

Top-Listed in Mississippi in  Bet-the-Company Litigation with 2 attorneys.

Top-Listed in Mississippi in  Commercial Finance Law with 1 attorney.

Top-Listed in Mississippi in Land Use  & Zoning Law with 1 attorney.

Top-Listed in Mississippi in  Litigation - Banking & Finance with 2 attorneys.

Top-Listed in Mississippi in  Litigation - Labor & Employment with 2 attorneys.

Top-Listed in Mississippi in  Litigation - Land Use & Zoning with 1 attorney.

Top-Listed in Mississippi in  Litigation - Trusts & Estates with 1 attorney.

Top-Listed in Mississippi in Mass Tort  Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants with 5 attorneys.

Top-Listed in Mississippi in Oil &  Gas Law with 3 attorneys.

Top-Listed in Mississippi in Product  Liability Litigation with 4 attorneys.

Top-Listed in Mississippi in Product  Liability Litigation - Defendants with 8 attorneys.

Top-Listed in Mississippi in Real  Estate Law with 5 attorneys.

                        In  Jackson, Mississippi:

Top-Listed in Jackson, MS  with 32 attorneys.

Top-Listed in Jackson, MS  in Banking and Finance Law with 3 attorneys.

Top-Listed in Jackson, MS  in Bet-the-Company Litigation with 2 attorneys.

Top-Listed in Jackson, MS  in Commercial Finance Law with 1 attorney.

Top-Listed in Jackson, MS  in Land Use & Zoning Law with 1 attorney.

Top-Listed in Jackson, MS  in Litigation - Banking & Finance with 2 attorneys.

Top-Listed in Jackson, MS  in Litigation - Labor & Employment with 2 attorneys.

Top-Listed in Jackson, MS  in Litigation - Land Use & Zoning with 1 attorney.

Top-Listed in Jackson, MS  in Litigation - Trusts & Estates with 1 attorney.

Top-Listed in Jackson, MS  in Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions - Defendants with 5 attorneys.

Top-Listed in Jackson, MS  in Natural Resources Law with 2 attorneys.

Top-Listed in Jackson, MS  in Oil & Gas Law with 3 attorneys.

Top-Listed in Jackson, MS  in Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants with 4 attorneys.

Top-Listed in Jackson, MS  in Product Liability Litigation with 4 attorneys.

Top-Listed in Jackson, MS  in Product Liability Litigation - Defendants with 8 attorneys.

Top-Listed in Jackson, MS  in Real Estate Law with 5 attorneys.

Top-Listed in Jackson, MS  in Workers' Compensation Law - Employers with 2 attorneys.

The 2012 edition  marks the 29th 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 Members:

M. Binford Williams, Jr.
(601) 965-1968
bwilliams@watkinseager.com

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

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