Watkins & Eager PLLC is pleased to announce it has opened an office in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. J. Robert Ramsay, a prominent member of the Hattiesburg legal community since 1975, has joined the firm as a partner. Bob's practice has been dedicated to hospital, physician, and pharmaceutical healthcare defense for over 40 years. "Our new partner has built his practice with a commitment to high quality client service and legal excellence, both core values for Watkins & Eager," said Managing Partner James J. Crongeyer, Jr. "We look forward to serving clients from our new location in Hattiesburg."

Bob will be joined in Hattiesburg by John B. Howell III, a partner from the firm's Jackson office. John has significant experience in the fields of commercial litigation, medical malpractice defense, employment and labor litigation, product liability defense, tort and general litigation, and appellate advocacy.

Founded in 1895, Watkins & Eager represents national and international businesses with Mississippi interests, as well as leading Mississippi businesses and individuals. Watkins & Eager is a full-service, diversified law firm with an extensive real estate, banking, corporate, and healthcare practice, as well as a broad trial and appellate litigation practice. The new Hattiesburg office is located at 106 Madison Plaza.