Joseph G. Baladi

Joseph G. Baladi: Attorney with Watkins & Eager
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  • The Emporium Building, 400 East Capitol Street, Jackson, MS 39201
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Joseph G. Baladi was admitted to the Missouri Bar in 2000 and the Mississippi Bar in 2001. Since joining Watkins & Eager, his experience has included numerous pharmaceutical litigations, medical malpractice bench and jury trials, and product liability trials. Joe is involved in several professional organizations and serves as co-chair of Watkins & Eager's Mass Tort and Repetitive Exposure practice group. He regularly speaks and presents on the subjects of science at trial, Daubert issues, damages in personal injury cases, and discovery issues. He also serves the local community as a member of the St. Joseph Catholic School Board.

Honors & Recognitions

•AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
The Best Lawyers in America (2018, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions - Defendants)
Mid-South Super Lawyers (2011-17, Personal Injury Defense: Medical Malpractice)
Mid-South Super Lawyers (2010, Rising Star)

Articles & Publications

Building Castles Made of Glass-Security on the Internet [Author: Joe Baladi]
Winter 1999

Areas of Practice (11)

  • Healthcare
  • Healthcare Litigation
  • Professional Liability - Medical Practitioners
  • Litigation
  • Mass Tort and Repetitive Exposure
  • Toxic Tort and Chemical and Environmental Exposure
  • Pharmaceutical and Medical Device
  • Product Liability
  • Consumer Products
  • Professional Liability
  • Medical Practitioners

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
601.965.1801  Phone
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 650, Jackson, MS 39201
University Attended:
Millsaps College, B.B.A., 1989; Millsaps College, M.B.A., 1992
Law School Attended:
University of Arkansas at Little Rock, J.D., with high honors, 1999
Year of First admission:
2001, Mississippi; 2000, Missouri

Professional And Community Involvement

•Capital Area Bar Association
•Defense Research Institute
•Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association
•St. Joseph Catholic School Board
•The Mississippi Bar

Birth Information:
West Lafayette, Indiana, 1967
Reported Cases:
Representative Cases: Eldridge v. University of Mississippi Medical Center, 251-09-910 (Hinds Cnty. Cir. Ct. 2012) (defense verdict); Pierce v. American Optical Corp., 2012-73-CV7 (Jones Cnty. Cir. Ct. 2013) (defense verdict); Armstrong v. American Optical Corp., 2011-189 (Claiborne Cnty. Cir. Ct. 2013) (defense verdict); Wachter v. American Optical Corp., 2012-0038 (Washington Cnty. Cir. Ct. 2013) (client voluntarily dismissed with prejudice before last defense witness put on the stand.); Banks v. American Optical Corp., 251-12-201 (Hinds Cnty. Cir. Ct. 2014) (defense verdict); Parks v. Altcon, Inc ., 161 F. Supp. 2d 645 (M.D.N.C. 2001) (summary judgment granted in case involving pharmaceutical clinical trial); Langston v. Pangborn Corp., et al. 2014 WL 347718 (S.D. Miss. Jan. 31, 2014) (summary judgment granted in silica case on statute of limitations); Clanton v. 3M Company, et. al., 251-12-720 (Hinds Cnty. Cir. Ct. 2014) (summary judgement granted in silica case on design defect and failure to warn)
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  • Peer Reviews

    • 4.5/5.0 (15 reviews)
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    • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Judge on 02/20/12 in Litigation

    • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Managing Partner on 02/11/12 in General Liability

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