Douglas J. Gunn - Watkins & Eager PLLC

Douglas J. Gunn

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2010

Douglas J. Gunn was admitted to the Mississippi bar in 1982 and to the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. He also has pro hac vice privileges in numerous states. His cases of note include In Re Extension of Boundaries of City of Jackson, 551 So. 2d 861 (Miss. 1989) and City of Jackson v. City of Madison, 650 So. 2d 490 (Miss. 1995). Throughout his career, Doug has successfully handled matters ranging from municipal annexation proceedings to insurance bad faith cases to pharmaceutical liability /health care matters, and business disputes. He is currently active in commercial litigation and public finance.

Publications And Honors

  • Casenote, 51 Mississippi Law Journal 301 (1980)
  • Comment, 51 Mississippi Law Journal 771 (1981)
  • Article, "The Offensive Use of Collateral Estoppel in Mass Tort Cases," 52 Mississippi Law Journal 765  (1982)
  • James O. Eastland Scholar (1979)
  • Omicron Delta Kappa, President (1979-1980)
  • University of Mississippi Hall of Fame (1981)
  • Mississippi Law Journal, Editorial Board (1981-1982)
  • IADC Satellite Trial Academy, Faculty (2007) 
  • Professional And Community Involvement
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Mississippi Bar Association
  • Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association
  • Hinds County Bar Association
  • Mission First, Inc., President (2007)
  • First Baptist Church Jackson, Chairman, Board of Deacons (2008)

University of MississippiBS 1979The University of Mississippi School of LawJ.D. 1982

Office Location

The Emporium Building
400 East Capitol Street
P.O. Box 650
Jackson, MS 39205
United States

Practice Areas

Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

Other Information

Gender: Male