Jamie G. Houston is a graduate of the University of Mississippi (BBA 1974, JD 1976) and New York University (LLM 1978). He was admitted to the Mississippi Bar in 1976. Having practiced with Watkins & Eager PLLC since 1979, he has been admitted to practice in the United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi, and the United States Tax Court. His experience includes practice in corporate and business law, tax, and estate planning and administration. Jamie is a Certified Public Accountant.
Mr. Houston’s professional activities include membership in the American Bar Association, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Mississippi Bar, Capital Area Bar Association, Mississippi Estate Planning Council and Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants.
His distinctions include an AV Rating by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory since 1991; American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, Fellow, State Chair 2002-2007; Listed in The Best Lawyers in America®, Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law; Corporate Law; Corporate Governance Law; Litigation & Controversy-Tax; Litigation-Trusts & Estates; Tax Law; Trusts and Estates, 1995-2018; Recognition by The Best Lawyers in America® as the Jackson, Mississippi Lawyer of the Year; Listed in Chambers USA—America’s Leading Lawyers for Business®, Commercial/Corporate, 2008-2018; Listed in Mid-South Super Lawyers®, Business/Corporate, 2006-2015; Top 50 in Mississippi, 2010-2013; Mississippi Bar Foundation, Fellow.
Mr. Houston’s community service includes participation on the boards of the Community Foundation for Mississippi, Luckyday Foundation, University of Mississippi Foundation and Century Club Charities. He is a member of Highlands Presbyterian Church.