Louis B. Lanoux has practiced with Watkins & Eager since he was admitted to the Mississippi Bar in 1989. Upon graduating from Louisiana State University with a degree in petroleum engineering, Louis worked for two years in secondary oil and gas recovery services for Halliburton. Louis has represented clients before practically every level of state and federal trial court in Mississippi, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, bankruptcy courts in Mississippi, Louisiana, and Florida, the Mississippi Oil and Gas Board, the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. 

Representative Cases

  • Beverly Enterprises, Inc. v. Reed, 961 So. 2d 40 (Miss. 2007)
  • Estate of Finley v. Beverly Health and Rehab. Servs., Inc., 933 So. 2d 1026 (Miss. App. 2006)
  • Lexington Ins. Co. v. Buckley, 925 So. 2d 859 (Miss. App. 2005)
  • Parker v. Livingston, 817 So. 2d 554 (Miss. 2002)

Honors & Recognitions

  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Mississippi College Law Review (Editor-in-Chief, 1988-89)

Community & Professional

  • The Mississippi Bar
  • Bar Association of The Fifth Federal Circuit
  • Mississippi Oil & Gas Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Coastal Conservation Association
  • St. Luke's Methodist Church, Jackson, MS 

Articles & Publications

  • Agent Misrepresentation, Mississippi Insurance Law Seminar (July 1999)
  • Constitutional Law-Indiana's Third Generation Takeover Statute-CTS Corp v. Dynamics Corp. of America,  Miss. C. L. Rev. (Spring 1988)


Juris Doctor: Mississippi College School of Law, 1989

Bachelor's Degree: Petroleum Engineering, Louisiana State University, 1984