Jane B. Morgan


Jane B. Morgan was admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar (1987), District of Columbia Bar (1988), New York bar (1994), Louisiana bar (1995) and is currently active in the Mississippi Bar (1998). Her legal expertise includes banking, commercial lending, consumer finance, project finance, corporate and real estate matters. She regularly serves as Mississippi counsel and local opinion counsel in complex transactions that involve Mississippi real estate. After law school, Jane served as law clerk to the Honorable E. Grady Jolly of the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Contact Information:

Telephone number: 601.965.1816
Email: jmorgan@watkinseager.com
Practice Areas
Banking and Financial Institutions
Banking Financial Services and Securities Litigation
Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights
Commercial Lending and Finance
Consumer Financial Services
Public Finance (Bonds)
Real Estate

Bachelor's Degree: French, Nicholls State University, summa cum laude, 1977
Master's Degree: French Literature/Linguistics, University of Texas, 1980
French Graduate Degree: Marketing, Ecole Superieure de Commerce de Lyon, France, 1981
Juris Doctor: Georgetown University Law Center, cum laude, 1986

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  • AV Preeminent┬« Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • French Embassy and Ministry of Foreign Affairs Fellowship (1981)
  • Law Clerk to Judge E. Grady Jolly, United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals (1986 to 1987 and from 1996 to 1997)
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers (2006, Banking and Business/Corporate)
  • Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy First Annual Pro Bono Publico Award (1994)
  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • The Best Lawyers in America┬« (2012 - 2018, Banking and Finance Law)


Professional And Community Involvement

  • American Bar Association (Business Section Member, Real Estate Law Section Member, Consumer Financial Services Committee Member, Legal Opinion Committee Member)
  • LEGACY Foundation, Board of Directors
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Mississippi Bar Volunteer Lawyers Project/Stewpot Community Services
  • Mississippi Consumer Finance Association (Law Committee Member)
  • National Association of Bond Lawyers
  • State of Mississippi Animal Response Team
  • The Mississippi Bar (Business Law Section Member)
  • Therapy Dogs International, Inc.