David L. Ayers

David L. Ayers: Attorney with Watkins & Eager
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  • The Emporium Building, 400 East Capitol Street, Jackson, MS 39201
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Biography

David Ayers was licensed to practice in 1983 and is admitted to all state and federal courts in Mississippi and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. He has also handled cases in numerous other states, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands under pro hac vice privileges. David's experience includes commercial litigation, premises litigation, and general personal injury litigation, with an emphasis on automotive, heavy equipment, and recreational product litigation. His cases of note include Tanks v. Lockheed Martin Corp.; Shelter Insurance Co. v. Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC; and Palmer v. Volkswagen of America, Inc. (selected top 20 defense verdicts in 2001 by the National Law Journal); Clark v. Toyota Motor Sales USA, Inc.; In Re Toyota Motor Corp. Unintended Acceleration Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Litigation; and Scholan v. Toyota Motor Corporation. David is a member of several professional organizations, listed below.

Honors & Recognitions

•American College of Trial Lawyers, fellow
•AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
Chambers USA-America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2009-17, Litigation: General Commercial)
Mid-South Super Lawyers (2006-17, Personal Injury Defense: Products; Top 50 Mississippi)
The Best Lawyers in America (2009-18, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants)
The Best Lawyers in America, Jackson, Mississippi Lawyer of the Year (2016-17, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants)
Who's Who Legal (Product Liability Defence, 2015-17)

Areas of Practice (6)

  • Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Product Liability
  • Automotive, Industrial, Heavy Equipment and Recreational Vehicles
  • Consumer Products
  • Warranty-Lemon Law

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
601.965.1981  Phone
601-750-8768  Cell Phone
601-965-1901  Fax
www.watkinseager.com
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 650, Jackson, MS 39201
University Attended:
Vanderbilt University, Bachelor's Degree, Economics, 1980
Law School Attended:
University of Mississippi School of Law, Juris Doctor, 1983
Year of First admission:
1983
Admission:
1983, Mississippi
Memberships:

Professional and Community Involvement

•The Mississippi Bar
•The American Bar Association
•Product Liability Advisory Council
•Defense Research Institute
•Mississippi Automotive ManufacturersAssociation

ISLN:
909334008
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