We'll help you do two things: learn what your rights are AND help you take the right action for you.We sue debt collectors and we fight back against collection lawsuits without filing bankruptcy.We help you understand your rights with Medicaid and VA Aid and Attendance to pay for long term care
|AL||Authorized to practice law||1995||02/13/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Law Review||Cumberland School of Law||1993|
|Moot Court Board||Cumberland School of Law||1993|
|Owner||Watts & Herring, LLC||2011 - Present|
|Owner||Watts Law Group, PC||2006 - 2011|
|Attorney||Yearout & Traylor, PC||1995 - 2006|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc. (NAELA)||Member||2012 - Present|
|National Association of Veteran Advocates||Member||2012 - Present|
|ElderCounsel||Member||2012 - Present|
|National Association of Consumer Advocates||Member||2006 - Present|
|Alabama State Bar Association||Member||1995 - Present|
|Hope v. BSI Financial||Motion to dismiss was denied. 2012 WL 5379177|
|Carter v. Medicredit, Inc.||Attorney fees awarded at $375 per hour. 2012 WL 4329294|
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|Jones School of Law Alumni -- "The Jones Brief"||Untapped Revenue Source for the Solo Practioner: The Fair Credit Reporting Act||2006|
|Samford University, Cumberland School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1995|
|Indiana University-Northwest||Business Administration||BS - Bachelor of Science||1992|
|Webinar||New RESPA Rules: Help for Homeowners Facing Foreclosure||2014|
|Webinar||TCPA Class Actions: Phone, Text and Fax Solicitation Claims on the Rise||2013|
|Webinar||Fair Credit Reporting Act: Add a Revenue Stream to Your Firm and Make Happy Clients||2013|
|Webinar||Debt Collection in 2013: What Alabama Attorneys MUST Know||2013|
|Leveraging TCPA Developments in Federal Jurisdiction, Class Suitability, and New Technology||Class Actions For Telephone and Fax Solicitation (TCPA) Post Mims||2013|
|ACICS Conference||How to Use Modern Marketing to Your Advantage Without Violating Federal Consumer Protection Regulations||2013|
|Mortgage Litigation||Trial Strategies When Fighting Foreclosures||2010|
|Mortgage Litigation||Using The FDCPA and FCRA In Foreclosure Defense Cases||2010|
|2010 Fair Debt Collection Practices Training Conference||Using The Telephone Consumer Protection Act And Fair Credit Reporting Act When Facing Abusive Debt Collectors||2010|
|Successful Practice Seminar||Using Social Media In Marketing A Law Practice And In Litigation||2009|
|Preventing Identity Theft||Preventing Identity Theft||2009|
|Jones School of Law Alumni Meeting||Understanding the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act||2009|
|Collections Law Seminar||Credit Reporting By Debt Collectors and Defending Debt Collection Suits||2008|
|ABICLE Collections Law||Credit Reporting By Debt Collectors||2008|
|Webinar||TCPA Class Actions: Phone, Text and Fax Solicitation Claims on the Rise||N/A|
Posted by anonymous
John has a way of explaining legal matters that removes the mystery and intimidation that I would normally feel. I have watched his videos and listened to his teleseminars on various consumer law topics and he has a way of simplifying the law into useful information for those of us who aren't lawyers but who need guidance. When I had questions about Power of Attorney and Living Wills, etc. to help with my aging mother, he took the time to explain things so clearly and point me in the right direction even though that is not the area of law he practices. I think he is truly what lawyers/attorneys were called long ago - "counselor". He explains options, provides guidance and is honest about his ability to help or not. His relaxed and easy manner along with his knowledge puts you immediately at ease in what can otherwise be a very stressful situation.
Posted by Willian
From the first phone call, John and his staff made me feel at ease and very confident they could help me through a very stressful situation of being sued by a debt collector with only a 30 day window to work in, Every phone call or e-mail made me feel assured they were working to help me. He and his staff made me feel like I was the only case he had by the way he listened to my concerns and questions. I never felt hurried or pressured at any time. Very caring and concerned about me and my situation and working to get me the best settlement he could. I highly recommend John Watts to anyone needing help with debt collectors.
Posted by Phil
I was struggling tryng to defend a lawsuit on my own. I had very few options as I was in debt and being sued with the very real possibility of losing the case. With the potential loss of the lawsuit I was facing garnishment of my wages which would have been catastrophic for my family. Because I was being sued I started getting advertisement letters from attorneys. Mr. Watts advertisment letter was the second one that I received. The first letter was from a bankruptcy attorney. I made an appointment with the first attorney who only had it in his mind to steer me toward bankruptcy. That first attorney offered no options and said if I was not filing bankruptcy he could not help me.
When I received Mr. Watt's letter I started reading it and actually began to see other options. His letter was very informative and helped me to understand the ramifications of the lawsuit that had been filed against me. His letter offered a free phone consultation so I called. Best call I ever could have made. With no strings attached Mr. Watts took the time to understand my situation and actually offered options other than bankruptcy. Mr. Watts is actually a problem solver and does not cherry pick his cases. He will listen to you and take action on your behalf. He worked diligently to bring my case to a very equitable resolution. I would not hesitate to call Mr. Watts for any legal matter.
Posted by Michael
I called Mr. Watts after I started recieving calles 2-3 times a day from a collector for a debt I did not owe. he helped me through this and was my advocate during the prosses even though I was 800 miles away from him. i felt like he still gave me the same service as if I was walking into his office and doing buesness face to face since then he has helped my wife and myself on another case where a debt collector was calling me about a debt that was not even mine. Mr. Watts and his staff Randi Curb and Heather Clowdus did an outstanding job. Thank you Watts law Group
Posted by Eddric
I contacted Mr. Watt because I needed help with Medicaid for Nursing Home advice for my grandmother. His advice was very helpful and timely. Now my mother is in need of help with survivors VA benefits . Mr. Watts has been very helpful in guiding us through the maze of information and procedures needed to qualify for VA benefits for surviving spouse.
Jon Lewis, Car accident Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I have known John Watts for several years, and through that time, I have come to know John as an attorney of integrity who will fight for his client's rights. In light of the current economic crisis, John has studied issues related to wrongful foreclosures and other foreclosure issues, and as a result, he has been able to help his clients prevent abusive practices from financial institutions. In addition, John has helped clients recover compensation as a result of abusive debt collectors. If you need an attorney to protect your consumer rights, I highly recommend John.
Craig Niedenthal, Defective and dangerous products Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I have known John and he is very well respected and does top quality work in protecting and assisting consumers with financial and debt issues. In the past I have had issues with clients relating to credit card debt and John was the lawyer I turned to, to get advice and direction. He is truly the top in this field of law.