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 2018, Best Lawyers in America named 42 firm attorneys in 53 practice areas in its exclusive publication. Best Lawyers has "Top Listed" Watkins & Eager in Jackson in the following categories: Banking and Finance Law; Commercial Finance Law; Commercial Transactions/UCC Law; Litigation - Banking and Finance; Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants; Product Liability Litigation - Defendants; and Real Estate Law. The firm was also "Top Listed" in the state of Mississippi in Commercial Finance Law and Litigation - Banking and Finance.
The national rating service Super Lawyers in 2017 named 28 Watkins & Eager attorneys as Mid-South Super Lawyers and 5 as Rising Stars.
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.