Jennifer A. Rogers

Member

Since her admission to the Mississippi Bar in 2002, Jennifer's practice has been primarily focused on civil litigation in state and federal courts inside and outside of Mississippi. Her experience in civil litigation includes all facets of discovery, motion practice, trial and appeal. While the majority of her litigation experience has been in product liability litigation, she also has significant experience in commercial litigation, employment and labor litigation, general tort litigation, and health care/medical malpractice litigation. 

Jennifer has served as counsel for a variety of automotive, industrial equipment, recreational products, and children's products manufacturers, representing them in catastrophic personal injury litigation and warranty litigation.  Jennifer has also represented a number of automotive companies in regulatory matters pending before the Mississippi Motor Vehicle Commission.

Jennifer's employment and labor practice includes consulting work for employers  regarding Title VII issues, wage/hour matters under the Fair Labor Standards Act, and Family and Medical Leave Act issues, drafting and updating employment handbooks and policies, and advising on other human resources matters.

Jennifer is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has been recognized by Mid-South Super Lawyers  (Super Lawyers--Personal Injury Defense, Products: 2013-2015; Top 50 Female Lawyers in the Mid-South, 2014-2015; Top 50 Lawyers in the Mid-South, 2015; Rising Stars-Personal injury Defense, Products: 2010-2012). She is also a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. 

Court Admissions:
Mississippi Bar
United States District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi
United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

Contact Information:

Telephone number: 601.965.1802
Email: jrogers@watkinseager.com
Practice Areas
Automotive Industrial Heavy Equipment and Recreational Vehicles
Employment and Labor
Employment and Labor Litigation
Product Liability
Tort and General Litigation
Education

Bachelor's Degree: English, Millsaps College, magna cum laude, 1999
Juris Doctor: Louisiana State University Law School, 2002

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Distinctions and Honors

  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Listed in Benchmark Litigation's Under 40 Hot List, 2017
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers-Personal Injury Defense, Products: 2013-2016
            Top 50 Female Lawyers in the Mid-South, 2014-2015
            Top 50 Lawyers in the Mid-South, 2015
  • Mid-South Rising Stars-Personal Injury Defense, Products: 2010-2012
  • American Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Order of the Coif, Louisiana State University-Paul M. Hebert Law Center
  • Phi Delta Phi, Louisiana State University-Paul M. Hebert Law Center
  • Robert Lee Tullis Moot Court, Louisiana State University-Paul M. Hebert Law Center
  • Phi Beta Kappa, Millsaps College

Professional and Community Involvement

  • American Bar Association (Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section, Labor and Employment Section)
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Junior League of Jackson