J. Kevin Watson

Areas of Practice

Corporate Law
Business Acquisitions and Divestitures
Commercial Litigation
Municipal Law


J.D., University of Mississippi School of Law, 1981

B.S., Business, Mississippi State University, 1978

Admitted to Practice

Mississippi, 1981

Memberships and Affiliations

American Bar Association
Mississippi Bar Association
Hinds County Bar Association
Rankin County Bar Association
Federal Bar Association
Mississippi Municipal League

Court Admissions

U.S. Courts of Appeals; 5th Circuit, 1981
U.S. Districts Courts, Northern District of Mississippi, 1981;Southern District of Mississippi, 1981

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J. Kevin Watson

Managing Partner
Telephone: 601.939.8900
Cellular: 601.209.7700
Facsimile: 601.503.1936
[email protected]

Kevin Watson has practiced law for 26 years and is the senior member of Watson & Jones. Focusing on commercial transactions and business litigation, Kevin's business practice has covered all aspects of business organization, finance, mergers and acquisitions, banking and financial institution matters, real estate acquisition and development, syndications, municipal law, municipal and corporate finance, and creditor's rights. Kevin's broad range of business clients includes a large privately held multinational corporation, one of Mississippi's fastest growing municipalities, and an association of 200 plus Mississippi automobile dealers.

Born in Columbus, Mississippi, on February 5, 1956, Kevin completed undergraduate studies at Mississippi State University in 1978 and law school at the University of Mississippi in 1981. Kevin joined the Mississippi Bar in 1981 and is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in Mississippi and in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Kevin is a member of the Federal and American Bar Associations and the bar associations of Hinds and Rankin County, Mississippi.