The 2017 edition of the internationally recognized legal directory Chambers U.S.A. - America's Leading Lawyers for Business has recognized 21 lawyers from Watkins & Eager as leaders in their fields. 

Chambers conducts client and attorney interviews across the United States.  Chambers rankings are based upon technical and legal abilities, professional conduct, client services, commercial awareness and astuteness, diligence and client commitment.  The following Watkins & Eager lawyers are listed in the 2017 Chambers USA guide:

George R. Fair
Jamie G. Houston III

Corporate/Commercial: Banking & Finance
C. Joyce Hall

Corporate/Commercial: Bankruptcy
Jim F. Spencer, Jr.

Betty Ruth Fox
Keith W. Turner

Labor & Employment
Walter J. Brand
Kenneth E. Milam

Litigation: General Commercial
David L. Ayers
William F. Goodman, Jr.
Michael O. Gwin
William F. Ray
Stephanie M. Rippee
Paul H. Stephenson III
Michael W. Ulmer

Products Liability & Mass Torts (Nationally Ranked)
Walter T. Johnson

Real Estate
Paul L. Gunn
Molly Jeffcoat Moody
William C. Smith III
M. Binford Williams, Jr.
Roger W. Williams