Kathy K. Smith

Kathy K. Smith


Watkins & Eager PLLC

Recognized since 2011

Jackson, Mississippi

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation

Litigation - Environmental

Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants

Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2023 - Litigation - Environmental Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2023 - Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2023 - Litigation - Environmental Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2023 - Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
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Kathy K. Smith was admitted to the Mississippi Bar in 1996. She has represented local and national clients in all types of litigation, including mass torts, intellectual property, commercial, personal injury, insurance, products liability, medical malpractice, and environmental matters. She has defended manufacturers of lead paint, mobile homes, and heavy equipment. She has defended an employer involved in extensive PCB litigation and an insurance company sued in asbestos litigation. She has participated in numerous mass tort trials, and several trials involving the biggest spread of contamination from a gasoline pipeline leak in Mississippi. Her trial experience also includes a heavy equipment rollover case, the defense of a popular Las Vegas entertainer sued for breach of contract in Mississippi, and the defense of attorneys accused of fraud in mass tort settlements.

Location

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

Languages

  • English

Education

  • Mississippi College , Juris Doctor, graduated 1996

Bar Admissions

  • Mississippi, 1996

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2023 - Litigation - Environmental Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2023 - Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Litigation - Environmental, Jackson, MS (2023)
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, Jackson, MS (2023)

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

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation - Environmental
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

"Kathy Smith makes a great team with John Corlew. She is a pleasure to work with."

- John W. Lebold, Esq. (The Sherwin-Williams Company), Cleveland, OH

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