Corey D. Hinshaw


Corey has practiced law with Watkins & Eager since he was admitted to the bar in 2004.  He is admitted to practice before all state and federal courts in Mississippi, all federal courts in Arkansas and before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.  He has also been admitted pro hac vice in numerous state and federal courts around the country. Corey's diverse litigation practice has involved representing clients in every phase of litigation-including trials, appeals and alternative dispute resolution. He has significant experience and interest in complex and mass torts, products liability, premises liability, nursing home and pharmaceutical and medical device litigation. Corey has been recognized by Mid-South Super Lawyers in the area of civil defense litigation each year since 2011 and was recognized as one of the Mississippi Business Journal's "Top 40 Under 40" for 2013. He is also the proud father of three young children.     





Contact Information:

Telephone number: 601.965.1822
Practice Areas
Toxic Tort and Chemical and Environmental Exposure
Mass Tort and Repetitive Exposure
Pharmaceutical and Medical Device
Product Liability
Tort and General Litigation
Medical Malpractice and Health Care
Appellate Advocacy
Domestic Relations and Family Law

Bachelor's Degree: Political Science/American Studies, University of Southern Mississippi, 2001 (summa cum laude)
Juris Doctor: University of Mississippi School of Law, 2004 (magna cum laude)

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  • AV Preeminent┬« Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Best Lawyers in America┬« 2018, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Jackson Young Lawyers Association Pro Bono Award (2006-2007)
  • Listed in Benchmark Litigation: Future Star (2016)
  • Listed in Benchmark Litigation's Under 40 Hot List August, 2016
  • Listed in Portico Jackson magazine, Portico 10 Attorneys (2014)
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers (2013 - 2017, Personal Injury-Defense)
  • Mississippi Bar's Leadership Forum Class (2011)
  • Mississippi Bar's Outstanding Young Lawyer (2010)
  • Mississippi Bar/Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers' Project Curtis E. Coker Access to Justice Award (2007)
  • Mississippi Business Journal's "Top 40 Under 40" (2013)
  • Mississippi Law Journal, Editor-in-Chief (2003-2004)
  • Pfizer Legal Alliance Associate Roundtable Member (2011-2013)
  • Super Lawyers - Mid-South Rising Stars (2011-2012, Civil Litigation Defense)

Professional And Community Involvement

  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance, Member
  • Defense Research Institute, Drug and Medical Device, Toxic Tort and Trial Tactics Committees
  • American Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • American Inns of Courts, Charles Clark Chapter-Barrister
  • American Bar Association, ABA-YLD Liaison to the TIPS Council (2014-2016); ABA-YLD District Representative, District 13 (2011-2014); Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section (TIPS) - Toxic Tort/Product Liability and Business Litigation Committee; ABA-YLD Credentials Board (2010-2011)
  • Mississippi Bar Young Lawyers Division Board, Midyear Meeting Chair (2014-2015); ABA Representative (2011-2014); Nominations Committee Chair (2013-2014); Director, Hinds Post VI (2009-2011); Public Service Committee Chair (2008-2010)(started "Wills for Heroes in MS)
  • Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project, Board of Directors (2012-2014); Advisory Board Member (2010-2011)
  • Mississippi Center for Legal Services Corporation, Board of Directors (2006-2013)
  • Jackson Young Lawyers Association, President (2009-2010)
  • Capital Area Bar Association, Board of Directors (2008-2010)
  • Galloway Memorial United Methodist Church, Staff Parish Relations Committee (2014-2016)
  • Mississippi Historical Society, Membership Committee (2010-2011); Awards Committee (2006-2007)
  • University of Mississippi Alumni Association
  • University of Southern Mississippi Alumni Association, Life Member


  • Co-author, "New ANSI Standard for Product-Accompanying Literature Aids in Evaluating Failure to Warn Claims," Tort Trial & Ins. Prac. Comm. News (Fall/Winter 2007)
  • Co-author, "A Review of Mississippi Law Regarding Arbitration," 76 Miss. L.J.1007 (2007)
  • Author, "Taking a Gamble: Applying Therapeutic Jurisprudence to Compulsive Gambling and Establishing Gambling Treatment Courts," 9 Gaming L. Rev. 333 (2005)
  • Co-author, "From the Classroom to the Courtroom: Therapeutic Justice and the Gaming Industry's Impact on Law," 74 Miss. L.J. 827 (2005)
  • Author, Recent Decision, "Constitutional Law-First Amendment- School Voucher Program Held Constitutional Under the Establishment Clause," 72 Miss. L.J. 885 (2002)