December 2, 2016

“Direct-to-Consumer 3D Printing Protection,” by Fyke, McGuffey, & Smith Published by DRI

The potential for 3D printing, formally known as additive manufacturing, to forever change traditional manufacturing processes has been well documented. Once merely a hobbyist’s niche, 3D printing has opened the door for individuals and businesses to “manufacture” products, ranging from replacement cabinet hardware to component car parts, from the comfort of their own homes or on-site in an office, simply by downloading computer-aided design (CAD) files and clicking “print.”

November 8, 2016

Forman Watkins’ Website Wins National W³ Award

Forman Watkins & Krutz LLP is proud to announce that its recently overhauled website ( won its first national award, the W³. Out of over 5,000 entries for 2016, the firm was chosen for the General Website – Legal Services Silver Award along with a Silver Award for Website Photography.

November 8, 2016

Forman Watkins Announces 2016 Mid-South Super Lawyers

The firm is proud to announce our Super Lawyers, Fred Krutz, Trey Watkins, and WG Watkins and Rising Stars: Mary Clift Abdalla, Mimi Arthur, Tanya Ellis, Nick Giallourakis, Brian Hannula, Ruth Maron, Vernon McFarland, Joshua Metcalf, Mandie Robinson, and Caroline Upchurch.

September 21, 2016

Alison O’Neal McMinn Joins the Firm as Partner

Forman Watkins & Krutz LLP is pleased to announce that Alison O’Neal McMinn returns to the firm as a Partner in our Jackson, Mississippi office. Bringing more than a decade of litigation experience, Alison is a well-respected leader in our community both in her professional career at the Attorney General’s Office as well as her countless hours dedicated to community programs such as Post-Katrina work, the Junior League of Jackson, and Leadership Greater Jackson. Alison will further strengthen the Firm’s commitment to community outreach in addition to her mass tort litigation experience. Prior to joining Forman Watkins, Alison served as Special Assistant Attorney General in both the Civil Litigation and Consumer Protection Divisions. She was lead defense attorney in numerous suits against the State of Mississippi, its agencies, political subdivisions, and officials.  In her experience with the Consumer Protection Division, Alison prosecuted cases involving fraud, and investigated violations of the Mississippi Consumer Protection Act. Prior to joining the Attorney General’s office, Alison worked as an Associate in our Jackson office where she managed a docket of 727 asbestos products liability cases with complex discovery and motion practice. She was also a member of the trial team for six asbestos product liability trials. Alison graduated summa cum laude from Mississippi State University with a Bachelor of Arts and received her Juris Doctor from the University of Mississippi.   She has been recognized as a Mid-South Rising Star® in Personal Injury Defense and served as co-chair of both the Diversity and Membership Committees […]

August 15, 2016

Forman Watkins Attorneys Recognized in 2017 Edition of Best Lawyers

Forman Watkins & Krutz LLP is pleased to announce attorneys named to the 2017 Edition of Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. Best Lawyers has published their list for over three decades, earning the respect of the profession, the media, and the public as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals. Lawyers on the Best Lawyers in America list are divided by geographic region and practice areas. They are reviewed by their peers on the basis of professional expertise, and undergo an authentication process to make sure they are in current practice and in good standing.