Watkins & Eager proudly announces that eighteen attorneys are among the 2011 Mid-South Super Lawyers, and four Watkins & Eager attorneys chosen as Mid-South Rising Stars.

In addition, Super Lawyers identifies four Watkins & Eager attorneys as the "Top 50" in Mississippi: Jamie G. Houston, III; Kenneth E. Milam; William F. Ray; and Stephanie M. Rippee.  Mildred M. Morris and Stephanie M. Rippee were also recognized as "Top 50" Female Lawyers. Super Lawyers is a nationally recognized rating service that honors attorneys who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Candidates are selected by a process that includes independent research, peer nominations, and peer evaluations.              

Watkins & Eager Mid-South Super Lawyers are:

David L. Ayers - Personal Injury Defense: Products

Joseph G. Baladi - Personal Injury Defense: Medical Malpractice

Lewis W. Bell - Personal Injury Defense: Products

Walter J. Brand - Employment Litigation: Defense

James J. Crongeyer, Jr. - Personal Injury Defense: Products

George R. Fair - Banking

William F. Goodman, Jr. - Appellate

Paul L. Gunn - Real Estate

Jamie G. Houston, III - Business/Corporate

Mark D. Jicka - Personal Injury Defense: Products

Walter T. Johnson - Personal Injury Defense: Medical Malpractice

Kenneth E. Milam - Employment & Labor

Mildred M. Morris - General Litigation

William F. Ray - Business Litigation

Stephanie M. Rippee - Personal Injury Defense: Products

Paul H. Stephenson, III - Business Litigation

Michael W. Ulmer - Personal Injury Defense: Products

M. Binford Williams, Jr. - Banking

Mid-South Rising Stars from Watkins & Eager are:

Corey D. Hinshaw - Civil Litigation Defense

Robert B. Ireland, III - General Litigation

Jennifer A. Rogers - Personal Injury Defense: Products

Jimmy B.Wilkins - General Litigation