J. Kevin Watson

Managing Partner
Telephone: 601.939.8900
Direct Dial: 601.503.1914
Cellular: 601.209.7700
Facsimile: 601.932.4400

Kevin Watson has practiced law for over 40 years and is the senior member of Watson Jones PLLC. 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, numerous automobile and truck dealerships, 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 Capital Area Bar Association.

Areas of Practice

Corporate Commercial 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
Capital Area 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