Watkins & Eager is pleased to announce the nationally recognized legal directory Chambers USA - America's Leading Business Lawyers has identified the firm as a leader in several practice areas in its 2015 edition. This publication, which has consistently cited the firm as a leader in the law, again highlights Watkins & Eager as one of the state's top firms in the following areas: Corporate/Commercial; Environmental; Labor & Employment; Litigation: General Commercial; Real Estate; and Product Liability & Mass Torts: National.

In compiling their results, Chambers conducts client and attorney interviews across the United States and their rankings are based on the following criteria: technical legal abilities, professional conduct, client services, commercial awareness and astuteness, diligence, and client commitment.

In addition to its law firm commendation, Chambers acknowledges individual leading lawyers. This year, twenty W&E lawyers have been specifically recognized:


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

Product Liability & Mass Torts - National Ranking

Mike Ulmer - National Notable Practitioner

Real Estate

Paul L. Gunn

Molly Jeffcoat Moody

William C. Smith III

M. Binford Williams, Jr.

Roger W. Williams