Jamie G. Houston, III

Jamie G. Houston, III: Attorney with Watkins & Eager
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Jamie G. Houston, III, was admitted to the Mississippi Bar in 1976. He has been admitted to practice in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, the United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi, and the United States Tax Court. His experience includes practice in corporate and business law, tax and estate planning and administration. Jamie is a Certified Public Accountant.


•AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory since 1991
•American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, fellow, State Chair 2002-2007
•Listed in The Best Lawyers in America , Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law; Corporate Governance Law; Corporate Law; Litigation & Controversy-Tax; Litigation-Trusts & Estates; Tax Law; Trusts and Estates, 1995-2018
•Recognized byThe Best Lawyers in America as the Jackson, Mississippi Lawyer of the Year
•2012 - Tax Law
•2013 - Litigation - Trusts and Estates
•2014 - Corporate Law
•2015 - Litigation - Trusts and Estates
•2015 - Closely Held Companies and Family Business Law
•Listed in Chambers USA-America's Leading Lawyers for Business , Commercial/Corporate, 2008-2017
•Listed in Mid-South Super Lawyers , Business/Corporate, 2006-2017; Top 50 in Mississippi, 2010-2013
•Mississippi Bar Foundation, fellow
•Mississippi Tax Institute Board of Trustees, 1981-1983; Chairman, 1983

Community Service

•Community Foundation of Greater Jackson Board, since 2013
•The Luckyday Foundation Board of Managers since 2006
•Executive Board Member of Andrew Jackson Council, Boy Scouts of America, 2004-2009
•Highlands Presbyterian Church
•Goodwill Industries Board of Directors, 1992-1995
•University of Mississippi Foundation Board of Directors, 1997 - 2015; Chairman of the Board of Directors, 2005-2007

American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (State Chair, 2002-2007); Mississippi Bar Foundation.

Areas of Practice (12)

  • Banking and Financial Institutions
  • Bankruptcy and Creditors Rights
  • Commercial Lending and Finance
  • Corporate
  • Domestic Relations and Family Law
  • Economic Development and Governmental Incentives
  • Estate Planning and Administration
  • Healthcare
  • Insurance
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Real Estate
  • Taxation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
601.965.1950  Phone
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 650, Jackson, MS 39201
University Attended:
University of Mississippi, Bachelor's of Business Administration, Accountancy, 1974
Law School Attended:
University of Mississippi School of Law, Juris Doctor, 1976; New York University, Master of Laws, Taxation, 1978
Year of First admission:
1976, Mississippi; 1979, U.S. Tax Court

Professional Activities

•American Bar Association: Taxation, Health Law, Business Law, Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law Sections
•American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
•Capital Area Bar Association
•Mississippi Bar Association: Estates and Trusts, Taxation and Real Property Sections; Chairman, Estates and Trusts Section, 1999-2000
•Mississippi Estate Planning Council
•Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants

Birth Information:
Greenwood, Mississippi, 1952
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