Jim F. Spencer, Jr.

Jim F. Spencer, Jr.: Attorney with Watkins & Eager
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  • The Emporium Building, 400 East Capitol Street, Jackson, MS 39201
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Jim F. Spencer, Jr., was admitted to the Mississippi Bar in 1987. His practice is primarily related to bankruptcy and creditors' rights, to commercial litigation and construction. Jim is a member of the Mississippi Bankruptcy Conference, the American Bankruptcy Institute and is listed among The Best Lawyers in America .

•AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
Chambers USA - America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Corporate/Commercial: Bankruptcy
Mid-South Super Lawyers (2012-2016, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights)
Mississippi College Law Review,Member
The Best Lawyers in America (2009-2018, Banking & Finance Law, Bankruptcy &Creditor - Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law,Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Bankruptcy, Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law)
The Best Lawyers in America , Jackson, Mississippi Lawyer of the Year (2016, Litigation - Bankruptcy)

Areas of Practice (9)

  • Banking and Financial Institutions
  • Banking Financial Services and Securities Litigation
  • Bankruptcy and Creditors Rights
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction
  • Construction Litigation
  • Consumer Financial Services
  • Corporate
  • Professional Liability (Non-Medical)

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
601.965.1976  Phone
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 650, Jackson, MS 39201
University Attended:
Mississippi State University, Bachelor's Degree, Banking and Finance, 1983
Law School Attended:
Mississippi College School of Law, Juris Doctor, Special Distinction, 1987
Year of First admission:
1987, Mississippi

Professional And Community Involvement

•American Bankruptcy Institute
•Christ United Methodist Church, Chairman of Finance Committee, 2007-2008
•Mississippi Bankruptcy Conference
•Past Chairman, Committee on Local Rules forthe United States Bankruptcy Courts for the Northern and SouthernDistricts of Mississippi, 2011-2012
•Past Chairman, Committee on ProfessionalResponsibility, Mississippi Bar, 2014
•Past Chairman of Board of Trustees, Christ United Methodist Church, 1995-1996
•President Elect, Mississippi BankruptcyConference, 2017
•The Mississippi Bar

Birth Information:
Tupelo, Mississippi, 1962
Reported Cases:
Community Home Financial Services, Inc. v. Edwards Family Partnership, LLP, 2013 WL 1336505 (S.D. Miss. 2013); Greenville Riverboat LLC v. Less Getz & Lipman, PLLC, 131 F. Supp. 2d 842 (S.D. Miss. 2000); Scott v. Vorha, 414 F. Supp. 2d 631 (S.D. Miss. 2005); In Re: O&G Leasing, LLC, 456 B.R. 652 (Bankr. S.D. Miss. 2011); In Re: England Motor Company, 426 B.R. 178 (Bankr. N.D. Miss. 2010); C&C Investment Properties, LLC v. FDIC, 2013 WL 1136337 (S.D. Miss. 2013); Gulf South Rebirth Fund I, LLC v. Stinson, 2010 WL 2925686 (S.D. Miss. 2010); Allen v. City Finance Company, 224 B.R. 347 (S.D. Miss. 1998).
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