Mississippi Business Journal

Watkins & Eager was recently featured in an article by the Mississippi Business Journal entitled “Watkins & Eager’s proven stability has it poised for the future.”

The following are excerpts from the article:

“Founded by William Hamilton Watkins in 1895, the firm maintains its headquarters in the old Emporium Building across North Congress Street from the Governor’s Mansion in downtown Jackson. Watkins argued over 20 cases before the Supreme Court of the United States and was later joined in 1916 by Pat H. Eager, Jr., a trial attorney who later became Mississippi’s first invitee into the American College of Trial Lawyers and served as president of the International Association of Defense Counsel.”

“Our commitment is to use all resources and expertise available in a collaborative approach with our clients but in a cost-effective manner,” [Paul] Stephenson said. “We have a ‘deep bench’ in business and transactional law and strive to achieve the desired results for our clients.”

“Stephenson, whose practice experience includes complex class actions, oil and gas controversies and business practice challenges under the RICO Act, said Watkins & Eager is committed to staying anchored in downtown Jackson in spite of numerous other legal and CPA firms exiting the city for the suburbs.”

To read the article in its entirety, click here.