Jamie G. Houston III


Jamie G. Houston, III, was admitted to the Mississippi Bar in 1976. He has been admitted to practice in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, the United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi, and the United States Tax Court. His experience includes practice in corporate and business law, tax and estate planning and administration. Jamie is a Certified Public Accountant.

Contact Information:

Telephone number: 601.965.1950
Email: jhouston@watkinseager.com
Practice Areas
Banking and Financial Institutions
Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights
Commercial Lending and Finance
Domestic Relations and Family Law
Economic Development and Governmental Incentives
Estate Planning and Administration
Mergers and Acquisitions
Real Estate

Bachelor's of Business Administration (Accountancy): University of Mississippi, 1974
Juris Doctor: University of Mississippi School of Law, 1976
Master of Laws (Taxation): New York University, 1978
Certified Public Accountant, Mississippi, 1979

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  • AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory since 1991
  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, Fellow, State Chair 2002-2007
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America®, Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law; Corporate Governance Law; Corporate Law; Litigation & Controversy-Tax; Litigation-Trusts & Estates; Tax Law; Trusts and Estates, 1995-2018
  • Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America® as the Jackson, Mississippi Lawyer of the Year
    • 2012 - Tax Law
    • 2013 - Litigation - Trusts and Estates
    • 2014 - Corporate Law
    • 2015 - Litigation - Trusts and Estates
    • 2015 - Closely Held Companies and Family Business Law
  • Listed in Chambers USA-America's Leading Lawyers for Business®, Commercial/Corporate, 2008-2017
  • Listed in Mid-South Super Lawyers®, Business/Corporate, 2006-2017; Top 50 in Mississippi, 2010-2013
  • Mississippi Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Mississippi Tax Institute Board of Trustees, 1981-1983; Chairman, 1983

Professional Activities

  • American Bar Association: Taxation, Health Law, Business Law, Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law Sections
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Capital Area Bar Association
  • Mississippi Bar Association: Estates and Trusts, Taxation and Real Property Sections; Chairman, Estates and Trusts Section, 1999-2000
  • Mississippi Estate Planning Council
  • Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants 

Community Service

  • Community Foundation of Greater Jackson Board, since 2013
  • The Luckyday Foundation Board of Managers since 2006
  • Executive Board Member of Andrew Jackson Council, Boy Scouts of America, 2004-2009
  • Highlands Presbyterian Church
  • Goodwill Industries Board of Directors, 1992-1995
  • University of Mississippi Foundation Board of Directors, 1997 - 2015; Chairman of the Board of Directors, 2005-2007