Joseph G. Baladi


Joseph G. Baladi was admitted to the Missouri Bar in 2000 and the Mississippi Bar in 2001.  Since joining Watkins & Eager, Joe's experience has included numerous pharmaceutical litigations, medical malpractice bench and jury trials, and product liability trials.  Joe's involved in several professional organizations and serves as co-chair of Watkins & Eager's Mass Tort and Repetitive Exposure practice group.  Joe regularly speaks and presents on the subjects of science at trial, Daubert issues, damages in personal injury, and discovery issues.  He also serves the local community as a member of the St. Joseph Catholic School Board. 


Eldridge v. UMMC, Hinds County Circuit Court, 251-09-910 (July, 2012) (Defense verdict)

Richard Pierce v. 3M Company, et al.: Circuit Court of Jones County, Mississippi, Second Judicial District; Civil Action No. 2012-73-CV7 (March, 2013) (Defense verdict)

Beneficiaries of Lawrence Armstrong, Deceased v. Pangborn Corporation, et al.: Circuit Court of Claiborne County, Mississippi; Civil Action No. 2011-189 (September, 2013) (Defense verdict)

Billy George Wachter v. American Optical Corporation, et al., Circuit Court of Washington County, Mississippi; Civil Action no. 2012-0038 Cl (November 2013) (Voluntarily, and without settlement, dismissed client with prejudice before we put the last defense witness on the stand. Sole remaining defendant obtained a defense verdict.)

Banks v. 3M Company, et. al., Circuit Court of Hinds County, Mississippi, Civ. No. 251-12-201 (December, 2014) (Defense Verdict)

Parks v. Altcon, Inc. 161 F. Supp. 2d 645 (M.D.N.C. 2001) (Summary judgement granted in case involving pharmaceutical clinical trial)

Langston v. Pangborn, Corp. 2014 347718. *1 (S.D. Miss. Jan, 31, 2014) (Summary judgment granted in silica case on statute of limitations)

Clanton v. 3M Company, et. al. Circuit Court of Hinds County, Mississippi; 251-12-720-CIV (Summary judgement granted in silica case on design defect and failure to warn)

Contact Information:

Telephone number: 601.965.1801
Practice Areas

Healthcare Litigation
Mass Tort and Repetitive Exposure
Pharmaceutical and Medical Device
Product Liability
Tort and General Litigation

Bachelor's Degree: Business Administration, Millsaps College, 1989
Master's Degree: Business Administration, Millsaps College, 1992
Juris Doctor: University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Law, High Honors, 1999

Print Bio as PDF



  • AV Preeminent┬« Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Best Lawyers in America┬«  2018, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions - Defendants
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers (2011 - 2017, Personal Injury Defense: Medical Malpractice)
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers,   2010 Rising Star 


Professional And Community Involvement

  • Capital Area Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association
  • St. Joseph Catholic School Board
  • The Mississippi Bar