James J. Crongeyer, Jr.

James J. Crongeyer, Jr.: Attorney with Watkins & Eager
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  • The Emporium Building, 400 East Capitol Street, Jackson, MS 39201
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Since 2008, Jim Crongeyer has served as the Managing Member of the firm. He began practicing of law in Florida in 1995 after graduating cum laude from the University of Mississippi School of Law. He is admitted to practice in Mississippi (1997), Alabama (1996), and Florida (1995), and has actively practiced in all three states.

Jim has significant litigation and trial experience across multiple jurisdictions (Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Texas, New Jersey, and Ohio, among others) in general product liability litigation, mass tort cases, complex litigation, and construction defect matters. He has successfully tried cases to verdict in federal and state courts in Mississippi and other states. He has served as counsel for football helmet manufacturers, current and former manufacturers of welding products, automobile and tire manufacturers, pipeline equipment manufacturers, and many other industrial and consumer product manufacturers. He has handled and tried commercial and residential construction defect cases in Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida.

Jim served as an officer in the Mississippi Army National Guard from 1987-94, and is currently a member of several civic and professional organizations.

Honors & Recognitions

•AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
Mid-South Super Lawyers (2010-17, Personal Injury Defense: Products)
The Best Lawyers in America (2018, Commercial Litigation; 2018, Litigation - Construction; 2010-18, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants; and 2010-18, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants).

Areas of Practice (16)

  • Construction
  • Bidding and Contracts
  • Construction Claims and Disputes
  • Construction Liens
  • Construction Litigation
  • Environmental and Energy
  • Emergency Management & Response
  • Insurance
  • Surety and Fidelity Insurance
  • Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Mass Tort and Repetitive Exposure
  • Toxic Tort and Chemical and Environmental Exposure
  • Product Liability
  • Automotive, Industrial, Heavy Equipment and Recreational Vehicles
  • Consumer Products

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
601.965.1864  Phone
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 650, Jackson, MS 39201
University Attended:
University of Mississippi, Bachelor's Degree, Political Science, 1991
Law School Attended:
University of Mississippi School of Law, Juris Doctor, cum laude, 1995
Year of First admission:
All Florida state courts and federal court for the Northern District of Florida; All Mississippi state and federal courts; All Alabama state and federal courts; United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

Professional And Community Involvement

•American Bar Association (Forum Committee on the Construction Industry; Construction Litigation Committee)
•American Bar Foundation, fellow
•Defense Research Institute (Product Liability and Construction Law Committees)
•Mississippi Army National Guard

Mississippi Army National Guard, 1st. Lt., 1987-1994
Birth Information:
Pensacola, Florida, 1970
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