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Joseph William Watkins

Personal injury Attorney at Atlanta, GA

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Joe Watkins was born in Atlanta on November 14, 1952. Growing up in College Park, Ga., Joe attended Fulton County public schools and received his undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia in 1974. Joe then attended and graduated with honors from the University of Georgia School of Law in 1977, where he was a member of Order of the Coif.

 

Joe practiced with an Atlanta defense firm first as an associate and then as a partner from 1977 until 1997, when he, Lance Lourie, and Rob Roll left that firm to form Watkins, Lourie & Roll, LLP, where they could concentrate their practice on representing those who are injured and damaged by others. Joe has served as Parliamentarian and Legislative Co-Chair of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, and as its President-Elect for 2006-07. Additionally, Joe is a former Chairman of the Insurance Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia and has been a speaker at many continuing legal education programs.

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Licensed for 45 years
State GA
Status Active Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1977
Updated 11/03/2022

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Watkins, Lourie, Roll & Chance, PC
5607 Glenridge Drive NE
Suite 500
Atlanta, GA, 30342
Watkins, Lourie, Roll & Chance, PC
1226 Ponce De Leon Avenue Suite 100
Atlanta, GA, 30306
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  • Free Consultation 120 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

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AVVO RATING 8.7 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Watkins, Lourie, Roll & Chance, PC
  • 1997 - Present
  • Partner
  • Long, Weinberg, Ansley & Wheeler
  • 1981 - 1997
  • Associate
  • Long, Weinberg, Ansley & Wheeler
  • 1977 - 1981

Education

  • University of Georgia School of Law
  • JD/MBA - Juris Doctorate and MBA
  • 1977
  • University of Georgia, Athens
  • A.B
  • 1974

Associations

  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Member
  • 1977 - Present
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
  • Bar Admission
  • 1977 - Present
  • U.S. District Court, Middle DIstrict of Georgia
  • Bar Admission
  • 1977 - Present
  • U.S. District Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
  • Bar Admission
  • 1977 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Chairman, Insurance Law Section
  • N/A
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Parliamentarian
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Co-Chairman
  • 2003 - 2005
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016

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Personal injury Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Joe is a preeminent personal injury lawyer in the Atlanta area. His years of trial work for the insurance industry has served him well since he decided to represent victims."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Joseph. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
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Atlanta Personal injury Lawyer Joseph William Watkins
Joseph William Watkins
Personal injury Attorney
Atlanta, GA
Licensed for 45 years
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