Announcements

February 2, 2021

Sam Kapoor Elected to The Mississippi Bar’s Young Lawyers Division Board of Directors

Congratulations to Sam Kapoor for her recent election to the Mississippi Bar’s Young Lawyers Division Board of Directors for the Hinds Post IV! The Mississippi Bar Young Lawyers Division is governed by its Board of Directors and is active in many public service endeavors. The Young Lawyers Division is composed of all lawyers 37 years and younger and any lawyer over the age of 37 during their first three years of practice following their admission. Officers and Directors Elected for the Bar’s Young Lawyers Division The ballots for the 2021 Young Lawyers Division elections were tabulated on January 28, by Direct Vote Plus. Jess Waltman of Gulfport was elected President-Elect of the Young Lawyers Division. Waltman’s term will begin at the 2021 Annual Meeting in July. Also elected were La’Toyia J. Slay of Ridgeland, Secretary, and Lindsey E. Lazinsky of Oxford, Director At-Large. Elected to the Board of Directors were: J. Aaron Spearman of Tupelo, Northeast District; Brandon H. Riches of Gulfport, Coastal II District; Sampada “Sam” Kapoor of Jackson, Hinds Post IV; Kevin “KB” Bass of Jackson, Hinds Post V; Andreanna “Ann” Jones of Jackson, Hinds Post VI; Alex Parker Shoemaker of Purvis, Southwest District; and Chase Wynn of Ridgeland, Central I District.

October 30, 2020

Abdalla Selected to the Top 10 in Mississippi Business Journal’s Top 50 Under 40

FormanWatkins Partner, Mary Clift Abdalla, has been selected as one of Mississippi Business Journal’s Top 50 Under 40 for 2020. As the name suggests, Top 50 Under 40 recognizes the state’s 50 up-and-coming business leaders under the age of 40. Considered one of the state’s most prestigious awards, the award highlights individuals who have made significant contributions to Mississippi’s overall economic progress. All of the Top 50 Under 40 recipients have involvement that go beyond normal working hours. Their days are extended by a large number of civic and community activities.

September 21, 2020

Abdalla Selected to Friends of Children’s Hospital Board of Directors

FormanWatkins Partner, Mary Clift Abdalla, has been selected to the Friends of Children’s Hospital Board of Directors! Friends of Children’s Hospital is a nonprofit organization created to benefit the Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. The board of directors works together to promote fundraising events and reach new donors, to help meet the extraordinary needs of caring for Mississippi’s sick and injured children. Contributions have purchased state-of-the-art equipment, built facilities, and provided services for all pediatric patients.

September 9, 2020

FormanWatkins Welcomes New Associate to Jackson Office

Molly McNair enjoys being a lawyer because it is a job that makes her a life-long learner. She believes that every task set before her is a gift and an opportunity to strive for excellence, which makes her a faithful advocate for her clients. With the ability to step away from the minute details and see the big picture, Molly uses her efficiency and focus skills to help her clients navigate the legal system with confidence. Molly believes that a lawyer should be a subject matter expert in every case, so her clients can always expect her to be thoughtful about her decisions and creative with her solutions. Finally, as an animal-lover and family-woman, Molly is passionate and tenacious, and her clients can feel secure as she fights to represent their interests using knowledge, compassion, and purpose.

August 20, 2020

FormanWatkins Attorneys Recognized in 2021 Edition of Best Lawyers®

We are pleased to announce that 32 FormanWatkins attorneys have been recognized in the 2021 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession.  Of those 32 attorneys, 13 were recognized as Ones to Watch.  The Ones to Watch awards are recognitions given to attorneys who are earlier in their careers for outstanding professional excellence. 

July 16, 2020

Miller Awarded Common Future Bridge Fellowship

FormanWatkins is proud to announce Julian Miller has been awarded a Common Future Bridge Fellowship based on his work co-founding the non-profit organization, Delta Fresh Foods Initiative, that focuses on building community food systems as a means of economic justice and public health in the Mississippi Delta.

June 29, 2020

FormanWatkins New Orleans Office Honored as a 2020 Top Workplaces

Forman Watkins & Krutz LLP has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2020 honor by The Times-Picayune and The New Orleans Advocate.  The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party anonymous survey that uniquely measures 15 drivers of engaged cultures that are critical to the success of any organization, including alignment, execution, and connection.