William C. Smith III


William C. Smith, III was admitted to the Mississippi Bar, the U.S. District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, all in 1988. His experience spans from real estate, corporate and zoning, complex contracts and finance to business and legal issues regarding academic medical centers and hospitals. He also advises major regional and national developers as to financing, development, contracts and Public Service Commission issues in both commercial and residential areas. William is AV rated by Martindale and Hubbell and is listed as one of The Best Lawyers in America.

Contact Information:

Telephone number: 601.965.1809
Email: wsmith@watkinseager.com
Practice Areas
Commercial Lending and Finance
Oil and Gas Litigation
Real Estate
Zoning and Land Use

Bachelor's Degree: University of Mississippi, 1985
Juris Doctor: University of Mississippi School of Law, 1987

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  • AV Preeminent┬« Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Chambers USA-America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2009-2017, Real Estate Law)
  • The Best Lawyers in America┬« (2009-2018, Land Use & Zoning Law, Litigation - Land Use & Zoning, Real Estate Law)
  • The Best Lawyers in America┬«, Jackson, Mississippi Lawyer of the Year (2014 & 2016, Litigation - Land Use & Zoning)

Professional And Community Involvement:

  • Capital Area Bar Association
  • First Presbyterian Church
  • The Mississippi Bar