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Watkins & Eager PLLC

Douglas J. Gunn

Douglas J. Gunn


Watkins & Eager PLLC
Mississippi, U.S.A.

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Douglas J. Gunn was admitted to the Mississippi Bar in 1982 and to the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. He also has pro hac vice privileges in numerous states. His cases of note include In Re Extension of Boundaries of City of Jackson, 551 So. 2d 861 (Miss. 1989) and City of Jackson v. City of Madison, 650 So. 2d 490 (Miss. 1995). Throughout his career, Doug has successfully handled matters ranging from product liability actions to insurance bad faith cases to pharmaceutical liability and health care matters. He has recently served as co-national counsel for a pharmaceutical client and as regional trial counsel for a client in a series of commercial litigation cases. Current areas of practice include commercial litigation and public finance.


Bachelor's Degree: Political Science, University of Mississippi, 1979, magna cum laude
Juris Doctor: University of Mississippi School of Law, 1982, cum laude

Areas of Practice
Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

James O. Eastland Scholar (1979)
Omicron Delta Kappa, President (1979-1980)
University of Mississippi Hall of Fame (1981)
Mississippi Law Journal,Editorial Board (1981-1982)
IADC Satellite Trial Academy, Faculty (2007)
The Best Lawyers in America ® (2009-2015, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Action, Product Liability Litigation)

Professional Associations

    Mississippi Bar Association
    Capital Area Bar Association
    Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association
    International Association of Defense Counsel

Defense Research Institute
Mission First, Inc., Legal Aid Advisory Board (2006 - Present), President (2007)
First Baptist Church Jackson, Chairman, Board of Deacons (2008)


Casenote, 51 Mississippi Law Journal 301 (1980)
Comment, 51 Mississippi Law Journal771 (1981)
Article, "The Offensive Use of Collateral Estoppel in Mass Tort Cases," 52 Mississippi Law Journal 765 (1982)

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