J. Robert Ramsay


J. Robert Ramsay practices in the firm's Hattiesburg office. Bob has a wealth of experience as a trial lawyer, having tried over 200 cases to verdict either singularly or as first chair counsel. His practice is primarily focused on medical malpractice and healthcare litigation. Bob has been AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell for more than 30 years, and has been recognized as a Mid-South Super Lawyer in medical malpractice defense since 2010. 



Contact Information:

Telephone number: 601.264.4499
Facsimile: 601.264.5588
Email: rramsay@watkinseager.com
Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation
Healthcare Litigation
Pharmaceutical and Medical Device

Bachelor of Science Degree: Tennessee Technological University, 1970
Juris Doctor:  University of Mississippi School of Law, 1975

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Court Admissions

  • All Mississippi state and federal courts
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court


  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Super Lawyers (2010-2017 - Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Defense, Personal Injury - Products: Defense, Health Care)

Professional And Community Involvement

  • American Bar Association (member Healthcare and Litigation Sections)
  • American Society of Law and Medicine
  • South Central Mississippi Bar Association
  • The Mississippi Bar