William F. Goodman , Jr. - Watkins & Eager PLLC

William F. Goodman , Jr.

Listed in Best Lawyers since 1983

William F. Goodman, Jr., was admitted to the Mississippi bar in 1951. He was also admitted to the Mississippi State Courts in the same year and to federal district courts and the Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in 1953 and to the Supreme Court of the United States in 1970. His experience spans from appellate practice, banking, class action and complex litigation to business litigation. His cases of note include State v. Board of Levee Comm’rs, 932 So. 2d 12 (Miss. 2006); Sherwin-Williams Co. v. Holmes County, 343 F. 3d 383 (5th Cir. 2003); United States v. Fordice, 112 S. C. 2727 (1992). 

Professional And Community Involvement:

  • American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow
  • American Academy of Appellate Lawyers, Fellow
  • American Inns of Court
  • American Bar Association
  • Trustmark Corporation, former director and executive committee member

Millsaps CollegeBA 1949The University of Mississippi School of LawJ.D. 1951

Office Location

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

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2011 Lawyer of the Year in Natural Resources Law of the Jackson-MS Metro Area
William F. Goodman, Jr. has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2011!

Practice Areas

Appellate Practice
Banking and Finance Law
Bet-the-Company Litigation
Commercial Litigation (Banking)
Energy Law
Natural Resources Law (Oil & Gas)
Oil and Gas Law
Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Product Liability Litigation - Defendants