Michael O. Gwin


Michael Gwin was admitted to the Mississippi Bar in 1986.  His experience includes commercial litigation, insurance litigation and appellate advocacy. Michael is listed in Chambers USA for commercial litigation and has been listed as one of The Best Lawyers in America since 2006.

Contact Information:

Telephone number: 601.965.1972
Email: mgwin@watkinseager.com
Practice Areas
Appellate Advocacy
Class Action
Commercial Litigation
Insurance Litigation
Product Liability
Professional Liability (Non-Medical)
Tort and General Litigation
Toxic Tort and Chemical and Environmental Exposure

B.A., University of Mississippi, 1983
J.D., University of Mississippi School of Law, 1986
Mississippi Law Journal, Board of Editors, 1985-1986
Phi Kappa Phi

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Legal Experience

  • Admitted to Mississippi Bar, 1986
  • Watkins & Eager since 1986

Professional Activities

  • Defense Research Institute
  • Capital Area Bar Association
  • Jackson Young Lawyers Association, Board of Directors,
  • The Mississippi Bar

Court Admissions

  • All Mississippi state and federal courts
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit


  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Chambers USA-America's Leading Lawyers for Business (General Commercial Litigation)
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers® (2015-2017, Business Litigation)
  • The Best Lawyers in America®(2006 - 2018, Insurance Law, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants)
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Jackson, Mississippi Lawyer of the Year (2017 Insurance Law)


  • Mississippi Section, Business Torts: A Fifty-State Guide, Co-Author. New York: Aspen Publishers (Wolters Kluwer Law & Business), (since 2006)
  • New ANSI Standard for Product-Accompanying Literature Aids in Evaluating Failure to Warn Claims, ABA Product, General Liability and Consumer Law Newsletter, Fall/Winter 2007