Mr. Watkins is an experienced litigator and true trial attorney with over 50 Jury and Bench trials to his credit in 25 years of practice. He has successfully represented both large companies and individuals, and achieved substantial victories in well-publicized trials throughout California and Wisconsin.
Mr. Watkins has successfully tried and litigated cases in the areas of Healthcare Compliance, Commercial Litigation, Unfair Business Practices, Fraud, Breach of Contract, Battery, Premises Liability, Product Defect, Medical Malpractice, Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Construction Defect, as well as Unfair Competition, Defamation, and Trade Secret. In December 2003, Mr. Watkins commenced litigation against Health South Surgery Centers-West, Inc and its’ subsidiaries, exposing the company’s extensive mismanagement and misconduct of its’ surgery centers. Mr. Watkins has also been asked by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California to conduct investigations into matters involving employment discrimination and harassment.
Mr. Watkins has over a decade of experience serving as Cumis counsel and Panel counsel for some of the largest insurance companies in the country. He is experienced in business and corporate formation and administration, as well as all forms of alternative dispute resolution, including binding arbitration and mediation.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Founder||Watkins Firm, APC||1998 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|San Diego Chamber of Commerce||N/A||2008 - Present|
|San Diego County Bar Association||N/A||1987 - Present|
|Complex Business Case - Retained 30 days before trial||Complex matter settled for a fraction of the original demand|
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|University of San Diego School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1986|
|Loyola Marymount University||Psychology||BS - Bachelor of Science||1983|