James J. "Jim" Crongeyer, Jr.

James J. "Jim" Crongeyer, Jr.


Watkins & Eager PLLC

Recognized since 2011

Jackson, Mississippi

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation

Construction Law

Litigation - Construction

Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants

Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

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Jim Crongeyer is a Managing Member of Watkins & Eager and has served in this capacity since 2008. He began the practice of law in Florida in 1995 after graduating cum laude from the University of Mississippi School of Law. He is admitted to practice in Mississippi (1997), Alabama (1996) and Florida (1995), and has actively practiced in all three states.

Jim has significant litigation and trial experience in the general product liability litigation, mass tort, complex litigation and construction defect areas. He has successfully tried cases to verdict in federal and state courts in Mississippi and other states. He has served as counsel in cases for football helmet manufacturers, current and former manufacturers of welding products, automobile and tire manufacturers, pipeline equipment manufacturers and numerous other product manufacturers. He has handled and tried commercial and residential construction defect cases in Mississippi, Florida and Alabama. Further, Jim is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has been acknowledged as a member of Best Lawyers in America (2010-2015, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants and Product Liability Litigation - Defendants), as well as by Mid-South Super Lawyers (2010-2014, Products Liability: Defense).

Jim is admitted to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, as well as the United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi, the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Alabama and the Northern District of Florida.

Jim served as a First Lieutenant in the Mississippi Army National Guard from 1987-1994, and he is currently a member of several civic and professional organizations.

Location

  • The Emporium Building
    400 East Capitol Street
    P.O. Box 650
    Jackson, MS 39205-0650

Education

  • University of Mississippi, J.D., graduated 1995
  • University of Mississippi, BA, graduated 1991

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama, Alabama State Bar Association
  • Mississippi, The Mississippi Bar
  • Florida, The Florida Bar

Recognized in The Best Lawyers® in America 2023 for work in:

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Litigation - Construction
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

Awards:

  • The Best Lawyers in America┬« (2010-2015, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants; Product Liability Litigation - Defendants)
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers (2010-2014, Personal Injury Defense: Products)

Additional Areas of Practice:

  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Product Liability Litigation

Publications

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