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Watkins & Eager PLLC

Watkins & Eager PLLC  

Legal Services | Mississippi, USA

tel: +601 965 1900 | fax:
400 East Capitol Street | Jackson | Mississippi | 39201 | USA

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Jackson, Mississippi

Watkins & Eager PLLC's Overview

Established in 1895, Watkins & Eager PLLC is a full-service, diversified law firm, specializing in a multitude of practice areas. These areas include an extensive real estate, banking, corporate and business practice, as well as a broad trial and appellate practice.

The lawyers of Watkins & Eager possess exceptional legal expertise and have achieved numerous notable distinctions. Six of the firm's lawyers are members by invitation only to the prestigious American College of Trial Lawyers.

Best Lawyers in America® has named thirty-five attorneys in its exclusive listing, representing thirty-seven practice areas. Chambers USA-America's Leading Lawyers for Business® has recognized Watkins & Eager and sixteen of its attorneys as "Leaders in their Field" in multiple areas of law. The national rating service Super Lawyers has named twenty Watkins & Eager attorneys as 2012 Mid-South Super Lawyers, and nine attorneys as Mid-South Rising Stars.

  • Year this Office was Established: 1895
  • Lawyers Worldwide: 65

Areas of Practice
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Appellate Advocacy
  • Automotive, Heavy Equipment and Recreational
  • Banking and Financial Institutions
  • Banking, Financial Services, and Securities Litigation
  • Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights
  • Class Action
  • Commercial Lending and Finance
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction
  • Construction Litigation
  • Consumer Financial Services
  • Corporate
  • Domestic Relations and Family Law
  • Economic Development and Governmental Incentives
  • Education
  • Employment and Labor
  • Employment and Labor Litigation
  • Environmental
  • Environmental, Toxic Tort and Chemical
  • Estate Planning and Administration
  • Gaming
  • Government Relations
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Mass Tort and Repetitive Exposure
  • Medical Malpractice and Health Care
  • Multifamily Finance
  • Native American (Tribal) Law
  • Oil & Gas
  • Oil & Gas Litigation
  • Pharmaceutical and Medical Device
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability (Non-Medical)
  • Public Finance (Bonds)
  • Public Utilities
  • Real Estate
  • Tax Credits
  • Taxation
  • Tort and General Litigation
  • White Collar Criminal Defense
  • Workers' Compensation Defense
  • Zoning & Land Use



of Counsel


J. Manning McPhillips*

J. Manning McPhillips*Government Affairs Advisor


This Is Not a Test
Watkins & Eager PLLC, February 2017

Sirens blaring and weather alerts break the silence of the night. It sounds like a train. This is not a test or a drill. Potential disaster is imminent...

Mississippi’s Cap On Non-Economic Damages Is Alive and Well
Watkins & Eager PLLC, January 2017

In 2004, the Mississippi State Legislature amended Miss. Code Ann. § 11-1-60 to provide for a $1 million cap on non-economic damages in civil cases. The statute is broadly worded to apply to “any civil action” and applies to all cases filed on or after September 1, 2004...

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U.S. News and Best Lawyers Names Watkins & Eager a Best Law Firm
Watkins & Eager PLLC, November 2016

Watkins & Eager proudly announces that U.S. News and Best Lawyers named Watkins & Eager as a Tier One Best Law Firm in 32 Practice Areas for 2017. Firms included in the 2017 "Best Law Firm" list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. To be eligible for a ranking, a firm must have a lawyer listed in The Best Lawyers in America, which recognizes the top 4 percent of practicing attorneys in the U.S...

Watkins & Eager Lawyer Wins New York Medicaid Audit Hearing
Watkins & Eager PLLC, September 2016

The New York Office of Medicaid Inspector General (OMIG) sought to recover an alleged overpayment of $691,221 from the ambulette company's Medicaid billings over a four-year period. H. Rusty Comley defended the ambulette company. After a three-day hearing and post-hearing briefing, the New York Department of Health Administrative Law Judge denied OMIG's attempt to recover $690,784.50 and instead allowed a recoupment of only $436.50 from the ambulette company. OMIG was also forced to repay the ambulette company the more than $40,000 it withheld from company's Medicaid billings over the previous 18 months...

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