The 2016 edition of the nationally 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.  This publication, which has consistently cited the firm as a leader in the law once again highlights Watkins & Eager as one of the state's top firms in the following practice  areas:  Corporate/Commercial; Environment; Labor & Employment; Litigation: General Commercial; Corporate/Commercial: Banking & Finance; Products Liability & Mass Torts; and Real Estate.  Watkins & Eager is also recognized nationally in the Products Liability & Mass Torts area. 

In compiling their results, 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 2016 Chambers USA guide:

     George R. Fair
     Jamie G. Houston III

Corporate/Commercial: Banking & Finance
     C. Joyce Hall

     Betty Ruth Fox
     Keith W. Turner                     

Labor & Employment
     Walter J. Brand
     Kenneth E. Milam

Litigation: General Commercial
     David L. Ayers
     Lewis W. Bell
     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 Gunn
     Molly Jeffcoat Moody
     William C. Smith III
     M. Binford Williams, Jr.
     Roger W. Williams