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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Jim Crongeyer is the Managing Member of Watkins & Eager and has served in this capacity since 2008. He began the practice 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, complex litigation and construction defect areas. He has successfully tried cases to verdict in federal and state courts in Mississippi and other states. He has served as counsel in cases for football helmet manufacturers, current and former manufacturers of welding products, automobile and tire manufacturers, pipeline equipment manufacturers and numerous other industrial and consumer product manufacturers. He has handled and tried commercial and residential construction defect cases in Mississippi, Florida and Alabama. Further, Jim is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has been acknowledged as a member of Best Lawyers in America in Commerical Litigation (2018); Litigation - Construction (2018); Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants (2010-2018); and Product Liability Litigation - Defendants (2010-2018), as well as by Mid-South Super Lawyers (2010-2016, Products Liability: Defense). Jim also is a fellow of the American Bar Foundation.

Jim is admitted to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, as well as the United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi, the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Alabama and the Northern District of Florida.

Jim served as a First Lieutenant in the Mississippi Army National Guard from 1987-1994, and he is currently a member of several civic and professional organizations.


•AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
Mid-South Super Lawyers (2010-2017, Personal Injury Defense: Products)
The Best Lawyers in America in Commercial Litigation (2018); Litigation - Construction (2018); Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants (2010-2018); and Product Liability Litigation - Defendants (2010-2018)

Areas of Practice (8)

  • Automotive Industrial Heavy Equipment and Recreational Vehicles
  • Construction
  • Construction Litigation
  • Emergency Management and Response
  • Mass Tort and Repetitive Exposure
  • Product Liability
  • Tort and General Litigation
  • Toxic Tort and Chemical and Environmental Exposure

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 Mississippi state and federal courts; United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit; All Florida state courts and federal court for the Northern District of Florida; All Alabama state and federal courts

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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