Evan Watson is Forsyth's premier client-rated defense attorney, and for good reason. Since cofounding Zeliff | Watson in 2011, Evan has defended hundreds of cases, ranging from traffic tickets to serious felony charges. No matter the severity of your case, Evan will treat you with respect and take the time to explain his approach to your defense. No two cases are the same, so no two defenses should be. Call Evan directly at (404) 642-6333 or email him at email@example.com for a direct response.
Education & Background:
Evan A. Watson is an graduate of Charleston (SC) School of Law. While attending law school, he received the prestigious American Jurisprudence award and made the Dean’s List. During law school, Evan worked in a variety of positions during summer clerkships, including acting as a law clerk for Atlanta-based Ginsberg Law Offices, handling documentation required for bankruptcy petitions and related financial paperwork.
Mr. Watson also worked for the City of Sandy Springs (Solicitor’s Office), plus worked as a researcher and draftsman on documents relating to trademark applications for a South Carolina biotech company. Immediately before joining Head, Thomas, Webb & Willis, LLC, Mr. Watson was a legal Intern handling traffic court cases for Riley, Lewis & McClendon, an Atlanta firm whose primary practice deals with representing various municipalities in overseeing and managing several Metro Atlanta municipal court prosecutors’ offices.
Prior to his entry into law school, Evan attended The Citadel in Charleston, SC, where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in business administration. While attending The Citadel, he was named to the Commandant’s List (for Academic and Military Excellence), made the Dean’s List and was named as E Company Executive Officer.
Evan currently handles a range of criminal defense cases and will be happy to give you a consultation about your case, no matter how big or small.
Past Annual Updates:
In 2013, Evan won several tough trials including 2 DUI .08+ jury trial in Fulton County, a DUI refusal in Fulton County, and DUI refusal bench trial in Gwinnett County. Evan has also been lead counsel in numerous felony cases including clients charged with drug possession, aggravated assault, and various theft crimes. Evan's current caseload includes DUI cases, theft cases, vehicular homicide cases, assault cases and drug possession cases.
In 2012, Evan won all 6 DUI jury trials that he was lead counsel in. Additionally, he won bench trials in front of area judges and obtained reduced or dismissed charges for clients.
In July 2011, Evan Watson partnered with Lawyer Peter Zeliff to start Zeliff | Watson, a Cumming and North Atlanta criminal defense and DUI defense lawfirm. Both attorneys have handled hundreds of cases and have experience in virtually every court in the North Georgia district.