Twenty-five Watkins & Eager lawyers have been named to 2015 Mid-South Super Lawyers, and four are named Mid-South Rising Stars. Also, three firm lawyers have been named to the "Top 50 Female Lawyers" in the Mid-South including Mildred Morris, Stephanie Rippee and Jennifer Rogers. Stephanie Rippee, Jennifer Rogers and Michael Ulmer have been recognized among the "Top 50" in Mississippi.

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 - Products Defense
Joseph G. Baladi - Personal Injury - Products Defense
Lewis W. Bell - Personal Injury - Products Defense
Walter J. Brand - Employee Litigation - Defense
H. Rusty Comley - Personal Injury - Products Defense
James J. Crongeyer, Jr. - Personal Injury - Products Defense
George R. Fair - Banking
Betty Ruth Fox - Environmental
Paul L. Gunn - Real Estate
Michael O. Gwin - Business Litigation
Corey D. Hinshaw - Personal Injury - General Defense
James G. Houston, III - Business/Corporate
Robert B. Ireland, III - General Litigation
Mark D. Jicka - Personal Injury - Products Defense
Walter T. Johnson - Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice Defense
Richard T. Lawrence - General Litigation
Kenneth E. Milam - Employment & Labor
Mildred M. Morris - Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice Defense
William F. Ray - Business Litigation
Stephanie M. Rippee - Personal injury - Products Defense
Jennifer A. Rogers - Personal Injury - Products Defense
Jim F. Spencer, Jr. - Bankruptcy Business
Paul H. Stephenson, III - Business Litigation
Michael W. Ulmer - Personal Injury - Products Defense
Rebecca Lee Wiggs - Personal Injury - Products Defense

2015 Mid-South Rising Stars are:
John B. Howell, III - Civil Litigation Defense
Clark C. Luke - Tax
Timothy L Sensing - Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice Defense
James M. Tyrone - Personal Injury - Products Defense

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