Jimmy B. Wilkins


Jimmy B. Wilkins was admitted to the Mississippi Bar in 1997. His experience spans from general product liability, premises litigation and personal injury litigation to tort and general litigation. He has recently tried several significant product liability cases for various automotive manufacturers to verdict. Prior to joining Watkins & Eager, Jimmy served as a law clerk for the Honorable William H. Barbour, United States District Court Judge for the Southern District of Mississippi (1997-1998).

Contact Information:

Telephone number: 601.965.1966
Email: jwilkins@watkinseager.com
Practice Areas

Automotive Industrial Heavy Equipment and Recreational Vehicles
Product Liability
Tort and General Litigation

Bachelor's Degree: Political Science, Alcorn State University (summa cum laude), 1994
Juris Doctor: Tulane University Law School (cum laude), 1997

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  • AV Preeminent┬« Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Image Award in the field of Law,  Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Mu Sigma Chapter (2016)
  • Super Lawyers - Mid-South Rising Stars, (2008-2012, General Litigation)
  • The Best Lawyers in America┬« (2011-2018, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants)


  • Federal Practice: A Focus on Issues Related to Discovery in Mississippi Federal Courts, Magnolia Bar Association CLE Presentation (2008)
  • Electronic Discovery, Magnolia Bar Association CLE Presentation (2007)
  • Handling Automobile Defect Cases, Product Liability Litigation (2006)

Professional And Community Involvement

  • Defense Research Institute
  • Magnolia Bar Association
  • Mississippi Automotive Manufacturers Association
  • Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.
  • The Mississippi Bar