Robert B. Ireland, III

Robert B. Ireland, III: Attorney with Watkins & Eager
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Biography

Robert B. Ireland III, was admitted to the Mississippi Bar in 2002 and is admitted to practice before all state and federal courts in Mississippi and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Robert has handled and assisted with all aspects of a wide variety of litigated matters, through trial and appeal, in both state and federal courts as well as in arbitration proceedings. He has also appeared before municipal and county authorities on numerous zoning related matters. Robert has extensive litigation experience in the areas of product liability, trucking, employment discrimination (Title VII, ADA, ADEA, FLSA), construction, zoning, and landlord/tenant, and also handles other general and commercial litigation matters. Working with apartment and other property owners, Robert has devoted significant attention to accessibility issues under the Fair Housing Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act, including both physical barriers as well as emotional support animals and service animals. He has also helped both educational institutions and individuals address sexual misconduct issues governed by Title IX. Before joining Watkins & Eager in 2003, Robert served as law clerk for United States District Judge Sharon L. Blackburn, Northern District of Alabama. He is also a proud former member of the University of Alabama golf team.

Honors & Recognitions

•AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
The Best Lawyers in America (2018, Land Use and Zoning Law)
Mid-South Super Lawyers (2013-17, General Litigation; 2011-12, Rising Star, General Litigation)
Mississippi Law Journal, Executive Editor

Articles & Publications

Can You Save Your Limitations Defense From an Assertion of Fraudulent Concealment? [Authors: Robert Ireland and Stephanie Rippee]
IADC Product Liability Committee Newsletter, 06.2013
Modified Joint and Several Liability in Mississippi: The Absent Settling Tortfeasor and the Immune Employer, 70 Miss. L.J. 821 (2000)

Presentations

Feb. 2018 Handling Requests to Live with Service Animals and Emotional Support Animals Under the FHA and ADA

Clerkships

•The Honorable Sharon L. Blackburn, United States District Court, Northern District of Alabama

Defense Research Institute.

Areas of Practice (11)

  • Construction
  • Construction Litigation
  • Employment and Labor
  • Employment and Labor Litigation
  • Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Product Liability
  • Consumer Products
  • Real Estate
  • Real Estate and Land Use Litigation
  • Zoning & Land Use

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
601.965.1829  Phone
www.watkinseager.com
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 650, Jackson, MS 39201
University Attended:
University of Alabama, Bachelor's Degree, Political Science, 1999
Law School Attended:
University of Mississippi School of Law, Juris Doctor, cumlaude, 2002
Year of First admission:
2002
Admission:
2002, Mississippi
Memberships:

Community & Professional

•Mississippi Apartment Association, Governmental Affairs Committee Member
•Vice Chancellor, Episcopal Diocese of Mississippi

ISLN:
917408029
Hobbies & interests:
Former Member of University of Alabama Golf Team; Member, St. Andrew's Episcopal Cathedral (Vestry, 2011-13).
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