Walter T. Johnson

Walter T. Johnson


Watkins & Eager PLLC

Recognized since 2007

Jackson, Mississippi

Practice Areas

Appellate Practice

Arbitration

Insurance Law

Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants

Mediation

Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants

Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2018 - Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2016 - Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2013 - Insurance Law
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Since joining Watkins & Eager in 1991, Walter's practice has included both federal and state court litigation in the areas of pharmaceutical and medical device litigation, medical malpractice, general product liability, and personal injury. Walter has served as lead trial counsel in numerous product liability and medical malpractice cases in both state and federal courts and has tried multiple cases to verdict. Walter chairs the Pharmaceutical and Medical Device and Alternative Dispute Resolution Practice Groups.

Walter is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, a Member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) and the Mississippi Bar Foundation. Walter has been recognized by his peers in Best Lawyers in America in the areas of Insurance Law, Medical Malpractice Law, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, and Product Liability Litigation - Defendants and in Mid-South Super Lawyers in the area of Personal Injury Defense: Medical Malpractice. Walter served as Harvard Law School Trial Practice faculty in 2012 and served as faculty at the International Academy of Defense Counsel (IADC) Trial Academy at Stanford Law School in 2014.

Location

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

Education

  • Tougaloo College, BS, graduated 1984

Bar Admissions

  • Mississippi, Mississippi Bar

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2018 - Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2016 - Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2013 - Insurance Law

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

  • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, Jackson, MS (2020)
  • Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants, Jackson, MS (2018)
  • Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants, Jackson, MS (2016)
  • Insurance Law, Jackson, MS (2013)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for work in:

  • Appellate Practice
  • Arbitration
  • Mediation
  • Insurance Law
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
  • Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

Special Focus

  • Dispute Resolution

Awards:

  • Mid-South Super Lawyers (Personal Injury Defense: Medical Malpractice)
  • The Best Lawyers in America┬« (Insurance Law, Medical Malpractice Law, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants)
  • Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Fellow of the Mississippi Bar Foundation
  • The International Who's Who of Product Defense Lawyers

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