Douglas J. Gunn

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Douglas J. Gunn was admitted to the Mississippi Bar in 1982 and to the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. He also has pro hac vice privileges in numerous states. His cases of note include In Re Extension of Boundaries of City of Jackson, 551 So. 2d 861 (Miss. 1989) and City of Jackson v. City of Madison, 650 So. 2d 490 (Miss. 1995). Throughout his career, Doug has successfully handled matters ranging from product liability actions to insurance bad faith cases to pharmaceutical liability and health care matters. He has recently served as co-national counsel for a pharmaceutical client and as regional trial counsel for a client in a series of commercial litigation cases. Current areas of practice include commercial litigation and public finance.

Contact Information:

Telephone number: 601.965.1921
Email: dgunn@watkinseager.com
Practice Areas
Commercial Litigation
Public Finance (Bonds)
Class Action
Pharmaceutical and Medical Device
Tort and General Litigation
Education

Bachelor's Degree: Political Science, University of Mississippi, 1979, magna cum laude
Juris Doctor: University of Mississippi School of Law, 1982, cum laude

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Honors

  • AV Preeminent┬« Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • IADC Satellite Trial Academy, Faculty (2007)
  • James O. Eastland Scholar (1979)
  • Mississippi Law Journal,Editorial Board (1981-1982)
  • Omicron Delta Kappa, President (1979-1980)
  • The Best Lawyers in America┬« (2009-2018, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Action, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants)
  • University of Mississippi Hall of Fame (1981)

Publications

  • Article, "The Offensive Use of Collateral Estoppel in Mass Tort Cases," 52 Mississippi Law Journal765  (1982)
  • Casenote, 51 Mississippi Law Journal 301 (1980)
  • Comment, 51 Mississippi Law Journal771 (1981)

Professional And Community Involvement

  • National Association of Bond Lawyers
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • Defense Research Institute
  • The Mississippi Bar
  • Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association
  • Capital Area Bar Association
  • Leadership Mississippi (2001)
  • Mission First, Inc., President (2007)
  • Mission First, Inc., Legal Aid Advisory Board (2006 - Present)
  • First Baptist Church Jackson, Chairman, Board of Deacons (2008)