Jackson

November 30, 2020

2020 Mid-South Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Forman Watkins & Krutz LLP is proud to announce that 25 of its attorneys have been selected to the 2020 Mid-South Super Lawyers and/or Rising Stars lists!  Each year no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. 

November 5, 2020

McFarland Writes Article for DRI Voices

Jackson Partner Vernon McFarland recently had an article published in DRI Voices (November 4, 2020).  Read it below, or click the image to open it in a new browser.

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.

October 23, 2020

Registered Trademarks Obtained for Firm Client

Josh Leggett, Joel Fyke, and Nick Giallourakis recently helped their client obtain registered trademarks with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”). Receiving a federal trademark is one of the most important steps a company can take to protect their brand. There are multiple stages that must be completed to gain the right to use the ®, and our efforts involved all stages of the trademark process. After filing the application and taking all the necessary steps, we worked with the examining attorney with the USPTO to ensure that the marks received approval and were published in the Official Gazette. Our client’ s marks were registered and trademarked on October 20, 2020, and we are excited to have helped them continue to protect their brand.

October 15, 2020

Summary Judgment Won in Arkansas Federal Court

Jennifer Studebaker won summary judgment on behalf of a railroad company in Arkansas Federal Court in a case where the Plaintiff alleged he contracted bladder cancer and leukemia resulting from his workplace exposure to cancer-causing substances.

September 25, 2020

Krutz and Watkins Participate in Charity Golf Tournament

On Tuesday, September 22, Fred Krutz and WG Watkins, two of FormanWatkins’s founding partners, played in the Andi’s Army Golf Tournament, a charity golf tournament held to help raise awareness for Down Syndrome and support wonderful organizations who help those with Down Syndrome. Fred and WG’s teammates for the day were Chris Malloy (Head Coach for Ole Miss Men’s Golf) and Kermit Davis (Head Coach for Ole Miss Men’s Basketball).

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 26, 2020

“Y’all Politics” Publishes Article by Ritchie

Mississippi political news site Y’all Politics published a short article written by FormanWatkins attorney Spencer Ritchie on the difference between “voting by mail” and voting by absentee ballot.

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.