Watkins & Eager PLLC The Best Lawyers In America® (August 28, 2012)

Posted: 08/28/2012

The Best Lawyers in America® has released its rankings for 2013. Thirty-five Watkins & Eager lawyers were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2013. 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.

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

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

Commercial Finance Law
M. Binford Williams, Jr.

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

Commercial Transactions / UCC Law
M. Binford Williams, Jr.

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.

Environmental Law
Betty Ruth Fox

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

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 / 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
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.
William F. Goodman III
Douglas J. Gunn
Mark D. Jicka
Walter T. Johnson
Stephanie M. Rippee
Michael W. Ulmer
Jimmy B. Wilkins

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® 2013 reports that Watkins & Eager ranks as follows:

In Mississippi:
Top-Listed in Mississippi in Bet-the-Company Litigation with 2 lawyers. *
Top-Listed in Mississippi in Oil & Gas Law with 3 lawyers.
Top-Listed in Mississippi in Commercial Transactions / UCC Law with 1 lawyer. *
Top-Listed in Mississippi in Litigation - Labor & Employment with 2 lawyers. *
Top-Listed in Mississippi in Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants with 8 lawyers.
Top-Listed in Mississippi in Litigation - Land Use & Zoning with 1 lawyer. *
Top-Listed in Mississippi in Product Liability Litigation - Defendants with 11 lawyers.
Top-Listed in Mississippi in Real Estate Law with 5 lawyers.
Top-Listed in Mississippi in Banking and Finance Law with 3 lawyers. *
Top-Listed in Mississippi in Land Use & Zoning Law with 1 lawyer. *
Top-Listed in Mississippi in Commercial Finance Law with 1 lawyer.
Top-Listed in Mississippi in Litigation - Banking & Finance with 2 lawyers. *
Top-Listed in Mississippi in Litigation - Trusts & Estates with 1 lawyer. *

In Jackson, Mississippi:
Top-Listed in Jackson, Mississippi with 35 lawyers.
Top-Listed in Jackson, Mississippi in Bet-the-Company Litigation with 2 lawyers. *
Top-Listed in Jackson, Mississippi in Oil & Gas Law with 3 lawyers.
Top-Listed in Jackson, Mississippi in Litigation - Land Use & Zoning with 1 lawyer. *
Top-Listed in Jackson, Mississippi in Natural Resources Law with 2 lawyers.
Top-Listed in Jackson, Mississippi in Real Estate Law with 5 lawyers.
Top-Listed in Jackson, Mississippi in Banking and Finance Law with 3 lawyers.
Top-Listed in Jackson, Mississippi in Land Use & Zoning Law with 1 lawyer. *
Top-Listed in Jackson, Mississippi in Commercial Finance Law with 1 lawyer.
Top-Listed in Jackson, Mississippi in Litigation - Banking & Finance with 2 lawyers. *
Top-Listed in Jackson, Mississippi in Litigation - Trusts & Estates with 1 lawyer. *
Top-Listed in Jackson, Mississippi in Product Liability Litigation - Defendants with 11 lawyers.
Top-Listed in Jackson, Mississippi in Litigation - Labor & Employment with 2 lawyers. *
Top-Listed in Jackson, Mississippi in Commercial Transactions / UCC Law with 1 lawyer. *
Top-Listed in Jackson, Mississippi in Workers' Compensation Law - Employers with 2 lawyers.
Top-Listed in Jackson, Mississippi in Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants with 8 lawyers.

* One or more other firms have tied for this top listing.

The 2013 edition marks the 30th 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
(601) 965-1864
jcrongeyer@watkinseager.co

 

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