Established in 1895, Watkins & Eager PLLC is a full-service, diversified law firm, specializing in a multitude of practice areas. These areas include an extensive real estate, banking, corporate and business practice, as well as the firm's broad trial and appellate practice. The firm is privileged to represent banking and financial institutions, manufacturers, oil and gas companies, pharmaceutical companies, commercial real estate developers, health care providers, investors, insurers, institutions of higher learning, and governmental agencies at the municipal, county, state, and federal levels.
The lawyers of Watkins & Eager possess exceptional legal experience and have achieved numerous notable distinctions. Many of our attorneys are listed in Best Lawyers in America®, and Watkins & Eager has been named by that publication as the number one firm in Mississippi in the following categories: Bet-the-Company Litigation; Insurance Law; Land Use & Zoning Law; Mass Tort Litigation; Medical Malpractice Law; Oil & Gas Law; Products Liability; and Real Estate Law. Additionally, Chambers USA—America's Leading Lawyers for Business® has recognized Watkins & Eager as a leading firm in many areas, including Labor & Employment; Litigation - General Commercial; Real Estate; Corporate/Commercial; Energy & Natural Resources, and Products Liability (National).
The firm's lawyers are members of prestigious professional organizations, including the American College of Trial Lawyers, American Academy of Appellate Lawyers, American Board of Trial Advocates, American College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, American College of Mortgage Attorneys, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, and the Product Liability Advisory Council.
Today, Watkins & Eager has inherited a legacy of excellence and has become a name synonymous with integrity, experience, dedication, responsiveness, critical thinking and creativity. The firm possesses the skills and the commitment of responsibly to address complex legal problems and is dedicated to building relationships and going beyond what clients ask of them. The firm honors its heritage and is committed to the future prosperity of the entire community.