At Watkins & Eager, diversity certainly entails having a group of qualified individuals with differing characteristics and backgrounds, but it is much more than that. More than anything, it is the uniqueness of thought that we value. We hold in high regard the distinct opinions and individual perspectives our lawyers bring to the firm and the matters we handle. Our lawyers’ varying backgrounds and points-of-view promote the accomplishment of our unified mission: success for our clients.
The firm is fortunate and honored to have diversity expressed in its membership and leadership. As long ago as 1934, Elizabeth Watkins Hulen, an outstanding appellate advocate and partner at Watkins & Eager, was the first woman in Mississippi history to argue a case before the Supreme Court of the United States. The firm continues this legacy of excellence and inclusion without regard to age, race, color, gender, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, marital status, domestic partner relationship, physical characteristics, disability, and other protected characteristics.