JSU general counsel honored as Mississippi Business Journal’s 2018 Leaders in Law

Edward Watson was recently recognized as one of the top 40 attorneys in the state by the Mississippi Business Journal.

“I am humbled to receive this honor and recognition,” says Watson. “I have been influenced to continually give my all to what matters the most by a vast amount of people in my family and professional life.”

For more than 16 years, Watson has represented clients in the areas of higher education law, municipal law, labor and employment law, contracts, commercial, governmental, and general tort liability defense.

“The selection committee found that my knowledge, skills and successful representation on behalf of my clients and the community exemplifies integrity, aggression and passionate leadership,” says Watson. “Receiving this honor reminds me to continue to do justly, love mercifully and walk humbly in my personal and professional life.”

Previously, he has been selected as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers Top Attorneys in Mississippi for the past three consecutive years. Watson is licensed to practice law in all federal and state courts in the state of Mississippi. Prior to joining Jackson State, he was a founding member of the firm Alexander & Watson, P.A.

He is an alumnus of Tougaloo College where he earned a bachelor’s degree in political science. Watson acquired his juris doctorate degree from Mississippi College School of Law.

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