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Joseph W Watkins

Joseph W Watkins

Practice areas:

Personal Injury, Litigation

Joseph Watkins

About Me

My work has been featured in media outlets as diverse as the Wall Street Journal, The Main Antique Digest and the Oprah Winfrey Show. I Specialize in helping individuals dealing with the insurance industry or other claims involving complex litigation. I have over 25 years litigation experience. For the first 10 years of my practice, I worked almost exclusively for the industry. The last 15 years I have primarily represented individuals in claims involving personal injury, fire losses, wildfire losses, storm claims and a variety of other property damage claims.

In addition to being an attorney, I am also a licensed insurance adjuster through the state of Arizona. I've been retained as an expert on various insurance claims and have taught and written extensively on insurance related issues.

I represent people. My motto, "A Lawyer for the People" means you do not have to face the insurance industry alone. Our office can level the playing field and make sure your voice is heard.




Practice Areas

Licensed since 1988

  1. Litigation: 50%
    27 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Personal Injury: 50%
    27 years, 900 cases



Hourly ($250-375/hour), Contingent (30-40%)

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • Richard J Suzuki

    Joe is an excellent, knowledgeable and experienced attorney. Joe represents his clients zealously and is great in the courtroom. I highly recommend Joe.


    Richard Suzuki Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Russell E Krone

    I endorse this lawyer. Joe cares about each of his clients, and is committed to obtaining the best result for them. He is respected by his colleagues and the judiciary. Joe is one of the most sought out, skilled, and effective trial lawyers in Tucson and Southern Arizona and I highly recommend him.


    Russell Krone Business Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Joseph W Watkins PC

6303 E Tanque Verde Rd Ste 210
Tucson, AZ, 85715-3859


DCActive 200907/19/2014
AZActive 198803/02/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Arizona State ChampionsJenks Trial Practice Competition1988

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerJoseph W Watkins P.C.1992 - Present
AttorneyGust, Rosenfeld & Henderson1988 - 1992

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Bar Association of the District of ColumbiaN/A2009 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember2004 - Present
American College of Trial LawyersGraduate1992 - 1992
State Bar of ArizonaAttorney Member1988 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Mt. Lemon Fire ClaimsEvery client recovered additional insurance proceeds.
Monument Wildfire ClaimsOngoing
Rice v. NelsonClient prevailed on all counts and was awarded attorneys fees against the estate.

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Publication NameTitleDate
Western Trial Lawyers AssociationWhat is Insurance Bad Faith?2010

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Arizona College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1988
Illinois State UniversityCommunicationBA - Bachelor of Arts1981

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Western Trial Lawyers AssociationInsurance Bad Faith2010