Once again, Benchmark Litigation has ranked the firm of Watkins & Eager as "Highly Recommended."  Since the brand's inception in 2008, Benchmark Litigation has covered the litigation and disputes market in the United States.  Firms and lawyers are evaluated through an exhaustive interview process, including interviews of both clients and peers. William F. Ray, Paul H. Stephenson III and Michael W. Ulmer continue to be listed as Local Litigation Stars for the 2017 award year, while Mark D. Jicka, Stephanie M. Rippee and Rebecca Lee Wiggs have been named Local Litigation Stars for 2017, making this their inaugural year. 

Corey D. Hinshaw and James M. Tyrone were named to Benchmark Litigation's Under 40 Hot List in August, and Stephanie M. Rippee and Rebecca Lee Wiggs were named to Benchmark's Top 250 Women in Litigation list in June.