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.
Licensed since 1988
Hourly ($250-375/hour), Contingent (30-40%)
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
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Arizona State Champions||Jenks Trial Practice Competition||1988|
|Owner||Joseph W Watkins P.C.||1992 - Present|
|Attorney||Gust, Rosenfeld & Henderson||1988 - 1992|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Bar Association of the District of Columbia||N/A||2009 - Present|
|American Association for Justice||Member||2004 - Present|
|American College of Trial Lawyers||Graduate||1992 - 1992|
|State Bar of Arizona||Attorney Member||1988 - Present|
|Mt. Lemon Fire Claims||Every client recovered additional insurance proceeds.|
|Monument Wildfire Claims||Ongoing|
|Rice v. Nelson||Client prevailed on all counts and was awarded attorneys fees against the estate.|
|Western Trial Lawyers Association||What is Insurance Bad Faith?||2010|
|University of Arizona College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1988|
|Illinois State University||Communication||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1981|
|Western Trial Lawyers Association||Insurance Bad Faith||2010|