Watkins & Eager received 35 Tier 1 rankings in the latest edition of “Best Law Firms,” published by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®.  The 2020 report was released November 1. The firm is also listed in multiple Tier 2 and Tier 3 mentions.

Inclusion in U.S. News & World Report - Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” signals professional excellence and impressive ratings from clients and peers. The rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer feedback, peer review from leading attorneys, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of a formal submission process.

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

Jackson, Mississippi

  • Administrative / Regulatory Law
  • Appellate Practice
  • Bet-the-Company
  • 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
  • Healthcare Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Labor Law – Management
  • Land Use & Zoning Law
  • Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • Litigation - Banking & Finance
  • Litigation - Healthcare
  • Litigation – Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation - Securities
  • Litigation – Trusts & Estates
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants
  • Mediation
  • Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • Project Finance Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Tax Law
  • Trusts & Estates Law

Hattiesburg, Mississippi

  • Healthcare Law
  • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

About Watkins & Eager

Watkins & Eager has represented national and international businesses with Mississippi interests, as well as leading Mississippi businesses and individuals, since 1895.  In 2017, the Firm opened an office in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, and expanded its footprint to Alabama, opening an office in Birmingham.  The Firm has extensive banking, commercial real estate, corporate, healthcare, environmental, 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 2020 U.S. News & World Report/Best Lawyers list of "Best Law Firms," can be found at