Hattiesburg, MS:

Watkins & Eager

Watkins & Eager
  • Hattiesburg, MS
  • 106 Madison Plaza, Suite C, Hattiesburg, MS 39402
  • Peer Reviews
    4.8/5.0 (489)
    Client Reviews
    100% Recommended (1)
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About our Hattiesburg, MS: office

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.

Office Details

Contact Information:
601-965-1900  Phone
601-965-1900  Phone
601-965-1901  Fax - Facsimile
601-965-1901  Fax - Facsimile
www.watkinseager.com
Mailing Address:
106 Madison Plaza, Suite C, P.O. Box 16567, Hattiesburg, Mississippi 39402
Office Size:
1
Year Established:
1895
Languages:
French, German and Spanish.
Payment Information:
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available
  • Clients
    REPRESENTATIVE CLIENTS:
    Banking and Finance: BancorpSouth Bank; BankFirst Financial Services; BankPlus; Britton and Koontz Bank, N.A.; Community Trust Bank; Experian Information Solutions, Inc.; Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.; First Tower Corp.; Guaranty Bank and Trust Company; Merchants & Farmers Bank; Merchants & Marine Bank; Metropolitan Bank; Regions Bank; Trustmark National Bank; UBS Financial Services, Inc.; Whitney National Bank.
    General: American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP); AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company; Delta Industries, Inc.; Delta Pride Catfish, Inc.; Detroit Diesel Corporation; Dollar General Corporation; Dunn Investment Company; International Paper Company; Jackson Healthcare for Women, P.A.; Jackson Heart Clinic, P.A.; Kroger Co.; Millsaps College; Mississippi Baptist Health Systems, Inc.; Mississippi Municipal Liability Plan; Mississippi Rural Habilitation Corporation; MMC Materials, Inc.; The Newborn Associates P.A.; The Peble Corporation; Petroleum Equipment Company, Inc.; Ridgway Lane & Associates; University of Mississippi Medical Center; Waste Management, Inc.
    Insurance: ACE USA; AVEMCO Aviation Insurance Co.; Doctors Insurance Co.; Health Assurance LLC; Medical Assurance Company of Mississippi; Mutual of Omaha Insurance Co.; New York Life Insurance Company; The Lincoln National Life Insurance Company; The Tokio Marine and Fire Insurance Group; The Triangle Insurance Companies; Tudor Insurance Company; Universal Underwriters, Inc.; Western World Insurance Company.
    Manufacturers: American Household, Inc.; A. O. Smith Corporation; AstraZeneca; Bayer Corp.; The Black & Decker Corporation; Bridgestone/Firestone, Inc.; Bristol Myers Squibb Co.; Caterpillar Inc.; CNH America LLC; Crown Equipment Corp.; The ESAB Group, Inc.; General Motors Corporation; The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company; Hobart Brothers Company; Jarden Corporation; Kia Motors America, Inc.; La-Z-Boy South, Inc.; Lincoln Electric Company; Linde LLC f/k/a The BOC Group, Inc.; Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co.; Makita U.S.A., Inc.; Mazda (North America), Inc.; National Food Processors Assn.; Nissan North America, Inc.; Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp.; Pfizer, Inc.; Praxair, Inc.; R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company; Sanderson Farms, Inc.; Sandvik, Inc.; Siemens Corporation; Snapper Division of the Actava Group; Sturm Ruger & Company; Terex Corporation; Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.; Tyson Foods, Inc.; Union Carbide Corporation; Volkswagen of America.
    Oil and Gas: Blossman Gas, Inc.; The Pruet Companies; Chevron U.S.A. Inc.; Fleet Morris Petroleum, Inc.; Jetta Production Company; Murphy Oil USA Inc.; Plantation Pipeline Co.; Schlumberger; Shell Oil Co.; Texaco Inc.; Willmut Gas Company.
    Real Estate: Cress Realty Group; Hemphill Construction Company; Heritage Properties, Inc.; Kerioth Corporation; Landmark Homes, Inc.; Neopolis Development LLC; Plum Creek Timber Company, Inc.; Tenax LLC; The Park Companies; The Sembler Company; The Township Land Company, LLC.
    Clients
    Representative Clients: Ashland, Inc.; Bayer Corp.; Chevron U.S.A. Inc.; CIGNA Property and Casualty Companies; Mazda (North America), Inc.; R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.; Shell Oil Co.; Trustmark National Bank.
    Partnership Information:

    A Professional Limited Liability Company

    Areas of Practice (48)

    Specific Areas of Practice for our Hattiesburg office:

    • Civil Litigation
    • State Government Law
    • Federal Practice
    • Antitrust
    • Appellate Practice
    • Class Actions
    • Commercial Law
    • Business Law
    • Construction Law
    • Domestic Relations
    • Education Law
    • Environmental Law
    • First Amendment Law
    • Franchise Law
    • Labor And Employment
    • Lender Liability
    • Mass Tort Litigation
    • Pharmaceutical
    • Drug And Medical Device Litigation
    • Products Liability
    • Professional Malpractice
    • Oil And Gas Law
    • Securities
    • Tax Controversies
    • Torts
    • Workers Compensation
    • General
    • Criminal Litigation
    • Criminal Tax Controversies
    • Health Care Fraud
    • White Collar Crime
    • Administrative Law
    • Arbitration
    • Mediation
    • Banking Law
    • Bankruptcy
    • Bonds
    • Corporate Law
    • Estate Planning
    • Probate
    • Finance
    • Health Care
    • Insurance
    • Mergers And Acquisitions
    • Municipal Bonds
    • Government
    • Real Estate
    • Taxation

    People (1)

    Peer Reviews

    • 4.8/5.0 (489 reviews)
    • Legal Knowledge

      4.9/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      4.9/5.0
    • Judgment

      4.9/5.0
    • Communication

      4.8/5.0
    • Legal Experience

      4.8/5.0
    • 5.0/5.0 Review for H. Rusty Comley by a Partner on 10/23/15 in Litigation

      i have enjoyed the opportunity to work on the same defense team with Mr. Comley as well as on opposite sides of the bar. He is a very skillful practitioner and his organizational skills and courtroom demeanor are excellent. He is a man of high ethica... Read more

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      i have enjoyed the opportunity to work on the same defense team with Mr. Comley as well as on opposite sides of the bar. He is a very skillful practitioner and his organizational skills and courtroom demeanor are excellent. He is a man of high ethical values. Read less

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    • 5.0/5.0 Review for Louis B. Lanoux by a Partner on 09/17/14 in Civil Litigation

      I have known Louis Lanoux for 25 years and tried cases with him. Louis has a very keen intellect and superb lawyering skills. louis has a mild-mannered demeanor and treats everyone with respect and civility.Louis is a well-rounded civil litigation de... Read more

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      I have known Louis Lanoux for 25 years and tried cases with him. Louis has a very keen intellect and superb lawyering skills. louis has a mild-mannered demeanor and treats everyone with respect and civility.Louis is a well-rounded civil litigation defense lawyer who has handled product liability, personal injury, oil and gas, commercial and insurance coverage cases. He deserves the top rating. Read less

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    Client Reviews

    • 5.0/5.0 (1 review)
    • 100% (1 recommendation)
    • Communication

      5.0/5.0
    • Responsiveness

      5.0/5.0
    • Quality of Service

      5.0/5.0
    • Value for Money

      5.0/5.0
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    Bar Registry

    • Administrative Law

      Representative Clients: Chevron U.S.A. Inc.; Friede Goldman Halter, Inc.; IXC Communications Services, Inc.; Laidlaw Environmental Services, Inc.; Willmut Gas Co.

    • Antitrust Law

      Representative Clients: AmSouth Bank; Blossman Gas Inc.; Bristol Myers Squibb Corporation; Dravo Materials Co.; Shell Oil, Inc.; Time Warner Cable.

    • Appellate Practice

      Representative Clients: References are available upon request.

    • Arbitration

      Representative Clients: References are available upon request.

    • Banking Law

      Representative Clients: Trustmark National Bank; Merchants & Marine Bank; SouthTrust Bank, National Association; AmSouth Bank; Whitney National Bank; Bank One.

    • Bankruptcy Law

      Representative Clients: Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.; Trustmark National Bank; Caterpillar Financial Services, Inc.; Merchants & Marine Bank; Blossman Gas, Inc.

    • Civil Trial Practice

      Representative Clients: Bayer Corp.; Caterpillar Inc.; International Paper Co.; Shell Oil Co.; Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.; Tyson Foods, Inc.; R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company.

    • Commercial Law

      Representative Clients: Willmut Gas Co.; Pavco Industries, Inc.; Trustmark National Bank; Merchants & Marine Bank; Millsaps College; Dollar General Corp.; Chesapeake Corp.; Delta Industries, Inc.; Freide Goldman Halter, Inc; Whitney National Bank.

    • Commercial Litigation

      Representative Clients: Chevron U.S.A. Inc.; McDonald's Corp.; New Holland North America, Inc.; Pavco Industries, Inc.; Trustmark National Bank; Texaco Inc.

    • Construction Law

      Representative Clients: American Home Assurance; Cooke Douglas Farr Lemons, Ltd.; CNA/Victor O. Schinnerer & Co.; Harrell Construction Company; Jackson Stone Company.

    • Corporate Law

      Representative Clients: Willmut Gas Co.; Pavco Industries, Inc.; Trustmark National Bank; Merchants & Marine Bank; Millsaps Collage; Dollar General Corp.; Chesapeake Corp.; Delta Industries, Inc.; Freide Goldman Halter, Inc.; Whitney National Bank.

    • Criminal Trial Practice

    • Education Law

    • Eminent Domain

    • Energy Law

    • Environmental Law

      Representative Clients: Ashland, Inc.; Chevron U.S.A. Inc.; International Paper Co.; Shell Oil Co.; Trustmark National Bank; Laidlaw Environmental Services, Inc.; McDermott Inc.

    • Family Law

      Representative Clients: References are available upon request.

    • Gaming Law

    • General Practice

    • Government Relations

    • Health Care Law

      Representative Clients: Medical Assurance Company of Mississippi; The Doctors Company; University of Mississippi Medical Center.

    • Insurance Law

    • Labor and Employment Law

      Representative Clients: Savings Oil Company; Mississippi Baptist Health Systems, Inc.; Kuhlman Electric Corporation.

    • Legal Malpractice

    • Medical Malpractice

      Representative Clients: Medical Assurance Company of Mississippi; The Doctors Company; Western Indeminity Insurance Co.; Frontier Insurance Co.; CNA Insurance Cos.; University of Mississippi Medical Center.

    • Mergers and Acquisitions

      Representative Clients: Blossman Gas Inc.; Willmut Gas Co.; Pavco Industries, Inc.; Trustmark National Bank; Dollar General Corp.; Chesapeake Corp.; Delta Industries, Inc.; Freide Goldman Halter, Inc.

    • Municipal Bond/Public Authority Financing

    • Natural Resources Law

      Representative Clients: Ashland Inc.; Blossman Gas, Inc.; Chevron U.S.A. Inc.; Chesley Pruet Drillng Co.; Jetta Production Co., Inc.; International Paper Co.; Plantation Pipeline Co.; Shell Oil Co.; Texaco Inc.; Union Oil Company of California.

    • Nonprofit and Tax Exempt Organizations

    • Oil and Gas Law

      Representative Clients: Ashland Inc.; Chevron U.S.A. Inc.; Chesley Pruet Drilling Co.; Jetta Production Co., Inc.; Plantation Pipeline Co.; Shell Oil Co.; Texaco Inc.; Union Oil Company of California.

    • Personal Injury

      Representative Clients: Bayer Corp.; Caterpillar Inc.; Mazda (North America), Inc.; Glaxo SmithKline; Goodyear Tire & Rubber; Pfizer, Inc.; R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.; Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.; Sturm Ruger & Co.; Nissan North America, Inc.

    • Product Liability Law

      Representative Clients: Bayer Corp.; The Black & Decker Corporation; Caterpillar Inc.; General Motors Corporation; Glaxo SmithKline; The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company; Pfizer, Inc.; R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company; Strum Ruger & Company; Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.

    • Professional Liability

    • Public Utilities Law

    • Real Estate Law

      Representative Clients: The Park Companies; Cress Realty Group; Ridgway Lane; BankPlus; Fleet Morris Petroleum; Trustmark National Bank.

    • Tax Law

      Representative Clients: Chevron U.S.A. Inc.; Trustmark National Bank; Peble Corporation.

    • Toxic Torts

      Representative Clients: Bristol Myers Squibb Co.; Chevron U.S.A. Inc.; Plantation Pipeline Co.; SmithKline Beecham Corporation.

    • Trusts and Estates, Wills and Probate

      Representative Clients and References: will be furnished upon request.

    • White Collar Crime

    • Workers Compensation

      Representative Clients: Hunter Engineering Co.; W.G. Yatey Construction Co.; CNA Insurance Cos.; La-Z-Boy South, Inc.; Southern Guaranty Insurance Co.; AIG, Inc.

    Hattiesburg, Mississippi

    • Hattiesburg, MS
      106 Madison Plaza, Suite C
      Hattiesburg, MS 39402

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