Robert B. Ireland III


Robert B. Ireland, III, was admitted to the Mississippi Bar in 2002 and is admitted to practice before all state and federal courts in Mississippi and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Robert has handled and assisted with all aspects of litigated matters, through trial and appeal, in both state and federal courts and also in arbitration proceedings.  He has also appeared before municipal and county authorities on numerous zoning related matters. Robert has extensive litigation experience in the areas of product liability, medical malpractice, employment discrimination (Title VII, ADA, ADEA, FLSA), construction, and zoning applications/disputes and also handles other general and commercial litigation matters.  Before joining Watkins & Eager in 2003, Robert served as law clerk for United States District Judge Sharon L. Blackburn, Northern District of Alabama.  He is also a proud former member of the University of Alabama golf team. 

Contact Information:

Telephone number: 601.965.1829
Practice Areas
Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights
Construction Litigation
Employment and Labor Litigation
Product Liability
Tort and General Litigation
Zoning and Land Use

Bachelor's Degree: Political Science, University of Alabama, 1999
Juris Doctor: University of Mississippi School of Law, cum laude, 2002

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  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • The Best Lawyers in America® (2018) Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers® (2013-2017, General Litigation)
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers® - Mid-South Rising Stars (2011-2012, General Litigation)
  • Mississippi Law Journal, Executive Editor


Professional And Community Involvement

  • Defense Research Institute
  • St. Andrew's Episcopal Cathedral, Active Member (Vestry, 2011-2013)
  • The Mississippi Bar