William C. Smith, III

William C. Smith, III: Attorney with Watkins & Eager
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  • The Emporium Building, 400 East Capitol Street, Jackson, MS 39201
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William C. Smith III was admitted to the Mississippi Bar, the United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in 1988. His experience spans from real estate, corporate and zoning, complex contracts, and finance to business and legal issues regarding academic medical centers and hospitals. He also advises major regional and national developers as to financing, development, contracts and Public Service Commission issues in both commercial and residential areas. William is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell and is listed in The Best Lawyers in America.

Honors & Recognitions

•AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
Chambers USA-America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2009-17, Real Estate Law)
The Best Lawyers in America (2009-18, Land Use & Zoning Law, Litigation - Land Use & Zoning, Real Estate Law)
The Best Lawyers in America, Jackson, Mississippi Lawyer of the Year (2014 & 2016, Litigation - Land Use & Zoning)

Areas of Practice (11)

  • Banking and Financial Institutions
  • Commercial Lending and Finance
  • Corporate
  • Corporate Finance
  • Environmental and Energy
  • Oil & Gas Litigation
  • Real Estate
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Multifamily Finance
  • Real Estate and Land Use Litigation
  • Zoning & Land Use

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
601.965.1809  Phone
601-965-1812  Fax
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 650, Jackson, MS 39201
University Attended:
University of Mississippi, B.A., 1985
Law School Attended:
University of Mississippi, J.D., 1987
Year of First admission:
1988, Mississippi, U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi and U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

Professional And Community Involvement:

•Capital Area Bar Association
•First Presbyterian Church
•The Mississippi Bar

Birth Information:
Jackson, Mississippi, 1959
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