Watkins & Eager member Michael O. Gwin was recently selected as a Fellow of the Mississippi Bar Foundation. Through its Fellows program, the Mississippi Bar Foundation recognizes outstanding members of the Mississippi Bar.  Since its organization in 1963, the Mississippi Bar Foundation has come to represent the highest level of professionalism and competence for a Mississippi lawyer.

Michael has practiced law at Watkins & Eager since 1986, currently serving as the firm’s General Counsel. He is an accomplished litigator and advisor with significant experience in the areas of commercial litigation, insurance litigation, real estate litigation and appellate advocacy.

Michael has been recognized for ten years by Chambers USA as one of Mississippi’s leading commercial litigators. Michael was selected by Mid-South Super Lawyers as one of the Top 50 Lawyers in Mississippi, his work having been singled out in the fields of Appellate Advocacy, Business Litigation and General Litigation. He is recognized in The Best Lawyers in America in multiple practice areas, including Appellate Practice; Commercial Litigation; Insurance Law; Environmental Litigation;  Insurance Litigation; Real Estate Litigation ;  Defendants Personal Injury Litigation; Product Liability ; and Professional Malpractice Law .  In 2017, Michael was recognized as Mississippi Lawyer of the Year by The Best Lawyers in America in Insurance Law, and in 2020 he was honored as Mississippi Lawyer of the Year in Professional Malpractice Law. Michael has an AV-Preeminent Peer Review rating with Martindale-Hubbell.