Watkins & Eager received 42 Tier 1 rankings in the latest edition of “Best Law Firms,” a U.S. News – Best Lawyers® publication that recognizes the top practices in the nation.  The 2021 report was released November 5.  

Watkins & Eager received a Metropolitan Tier 1 ranking in following practice areas:

Jackson, Mississippi

  • Administrative / Regulatory Law
  • Appellate Practice
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Bet-the-Company
  • Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
  • Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
  • Commercial Finance Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Commercial Transactions / UCC Law
  • Corporate Governance Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Elder Law
  • Employment Law – Management
  • Energy Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Family Law
  • Government Relations Practice
  • Healthcare Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Labor Law – Management
  • Land Use & Zoning Law
  • Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • Litigation - Banking & Finance
  • Litigation - Healthcare
  • Litigation – Labor & Employment
  • Litigation - Securities
  • Litigation – Tax
  • Litigation – Trusts & Estates
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants
  • Mediation
  • Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law
  • Nonprofit / Charities Law
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • Project Finance Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Tax Law
  • Trusts & Estates Law
  • Workers' Compensation Law - Employers

Birmingham, Alabama

  • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

To be eligible for a ranking, law firms must have at least one lawyer included in Best Lawyers. Recently, Best Lawyers in America selected 49 Watkins & Eager attorneys in 69 practice areas for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America©2021. Among the recognized attorneys, 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.  

About Watkins & Eager

Established in 1895, Watkins & Eager is a full-service law firm focused on the pursuit of excellence in the law.  The Firm has extensive banking, commercial real estate, corporate, healthcare, environmental, employment, healthcare and business practices, in addition to a broad litigation practice in federal and state trial and appellate courts. The name Watkins & Eager is synonymous with integrity, experience, dedication, responsiveness, critical thinking, and creativity.  The Firm possesses the skills and commitment to responsibly address complex legal problems and is dedicated to building long-term client relationships.  Clients benefit from the Firm’s institutional knowledge and culture of collaboration across all practice areas.

About U.S. News & World Report

Since 1983, U.S. News & World Report has been known for its influential ranking systems. It is America’s oldest and best-known ranking of academic institutions, covering the fields of business, law, medicine, engineering, education, social sciences and public affairs. Additional information about the 2021 U.S. News & World Report/Best Lawyers list of "Best Law Firms," can be found at