Jim F. Spencer, Jr.


Jim F. Spencer, Jr., was admitted to the Mississippi Bar in 1987. His practice is primarily related to bankruptcy and creditors' rights, to commercial litigation and construction. Jim is a member of the Mississippi Bankruptcy Conference, the American Bankruptcy Institute and is listed among The Best Lawyers in America®.

Contact Information:

Telephone number: 601.965.1976
Email: jspencer@watkinseager.com
Practice Areas
Banking and Financial Institutions
Banking Financial Services and Securities Litigation
Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights
Commercial Litigation
Construction Litigation
Consumer Financial Services
Professional Liability (Non-Medical)

Bachelor's Degree: Banking and Finance, Mississippi State University, 1983
Juris Doctor: Mississippi College School of Law, Special Distinction, 1987

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  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Chambers USA - America's Leading Lawyers for Business,  Corporate/Commercial: Bankruptcy
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers (2012-2016, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights)
  • Mississippi College Law Review, Member
  • The Best Lawyers in America® (2009-2018, Banking & Finance Law, Bankruptcy & Creditor - Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Bankruptcy, Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law)
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Jackson, Mississippi Lawyer of the Year (2016, Litigation - Bankruptcy)

Professional And Community Involvement

  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Christ United Methodist Church, Chairman of Finance Committee, 2007-2008
  • Mississippi Bankruptcy Conference
  • Past Chairman, Committee on Local Rules for the United States Bankruptcy Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi, 2011-2012
  • Past Chairman, Committee on Professional Responsibility, Mississippi Bar, 2014
  • Past Chairman of Board of Trustees, Christ United Methodist Church, 1995-1996
  • President, Mississippi Bankruptcy Conference, 2018
  • The Mississippi Bar