In its most recent publication,Chambers USA-America's Leading Lawyers for Business recognized Watkins & Eager and 21 of its attorneys as "Leaders in their Field" in multiple areas of law: Corporate/Commercial; Banking & Finance; Environment; Labor & Employment; Litigation - General Commercial; Products Liability & Mass Torts (Nationally Ranked); and Real Estate.
For 2023, Best Lawyers in America named 55 lawyers from the firm’s two offices located in Jackson, Mississippi and Birmingham, Alabama, in 69 practice areas in its exclusive publication. Among these recognized lawyers, 6 were named “Lawyer of the Year,” a recognition awarded to individual lawyers with the highest overall peer-feedback for a specific practice area and geographic region. Only one lawyer is recognized as the “Lawyer of the Year” for each specialty and location.
The firm’s lawyers are members of prestigious professional organizations, including the American College of Trial Lawyers, American Academy of Appellate Lawyers, American Board of Trial Advocates, American College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, American College of Mortgage Attorneys, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, and the Product Liability Advisory Council.
The National Law Review featured the firm in an article entitled “Small Mississippi Firm Makes Big Name for Itself.” The article emphasized our representation of major U.S. corporations, including Chevron Corp., Bayer Corp., Pfizer, Inc., and Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A., Inc.