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Michael B. Watkins

Family Attorney at O'Fallon, MO

3.9   8 reviews

About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    35%
    Powers of Attorney Health & Financial/Wills/Trusts/Probate/Guardianships/Conservatorships

    41 years

  2. Family
    35%
    Adoption/Dissolution/Paternity/Child Custody/Visitation/Child Support/Modification/Prenuptials

    41 years

  3. Real estate
    20%
    Landlord/Tenant/Home Owner Associations/Review of Contracts

    41 years

  4. Business
    10%
    Incorporation of Small Businesses/LLC's/Contracts/Collection & Damages/Review of Severance Packages

    41 years

Experienced attorney dedicated to trusting God, impacting lives, and building dreams.

 

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Licensed for 48 years
State MO
Status Good Standing, Active
Acquired 1974
Updated 09/21/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Watkins Law Firm, PC
1031 Peruque Crossing Ct.
Suite B
O'Fallon, MO, 63366

Reviews

3.9 / 5.0
  8 customer reviews
Posted by Donna | September 2, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic lawyer
After my divorce, my ex continued to take me back to court. It was a nightmare. I hired Mr Watkins for help with this issue. He was extremely sympathetic to my unique problem and helped me through this. I could not have found a more knowledgeable attorney or a more compassionate one. Thank you Mike for the great service.
Posted by anonymous | January 26, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Roommate issue
Within 2 days, Michael called me to clarify an issue I was having with my roommate. He was very detailed, polite and gave logical advice on what I needed to do.
Posted by David | May 8, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Much thanks
concise information during initial consult and follow up emails. At this time i elected to not pursue my suit, but i will be looking him up in the future when my fortunes change.
Posted by anonymous | March 13, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent
My wife and I had some legal questions which Mr. Watkins was able to help us with on short notice. We are grateful for the sound advise he provided and we will be recommending his services to friends and family.
Posted by Dale | February 16, 2012
Michael B Watkins Law Firm Review
He handled my case well, understood the situation and handled everything in a timely manner. He was knowledgeable and his follow-up with communications was good. His service was affordable.
Posted by anonymous | February 13, 2012
Overall, I have a good experience with Mr. Watkins.
Overall, Mr Watkins did a good job in my civil situation but granted from my end I was very involved in getting documentation and items covered to expediate the process. I felt he was in line with the appropriate fees for my particular situation.
Posted by anonymous | May 25, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Would not recommend
Was more concerned about what type of clothes to wear to court than the issues at hand. This was a divorce and not financial case of an immediate family member. Lots of issues with this and don't want to say anymore other than was not impressed and felt very defeated when so much documentation was presented and not used to make this a simple get it done deal.
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Response from Michael Watkins May 26, 2017
It is our goal to always provide as many options and sound advice based on the information we have regarding strategies and best practices on the case for our clients and potential clients. It sounds as though we were unable to assist you in your matter, but would be more than happy to schedule another free consultation or just hear your full feedback on how we can improve. Please call our office at 636-625-6448.
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Posted by anonymous | November 9, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Not worth the time, trouble or expense. Zero stars
I paid in full and up front for his services. My mistake. Lesson learned. He does not take action when required and or requested to do so. He is unresponsive to reasonable requests for information that impact the case for which he was hired. He is not a man of his word. By his inactions he causes delays costing everyone involved additional time and expense. Zero recommendation. Proceed with caution.
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AVVO RATING 9.3 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Watkins Law Firm PC
  • 1976 - Present
  • City Attorney
  • Chillicothe City
  • 1999 - 2001
  • City Attorney
  • Chillisothe City Attorney
  • 1977 - 1981
  • Judge
  • Jag Corps, Us Army Reserves
  • 1975 - 1976
  • Instructor
  • Saint Leo University
  • 1975 - 1976
  • Defense Attorney
  • Jag Corps, Us Army Reserves
  • 1974 - 1975
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Education

  • University of Missouri - Columbia School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1974
  • Central Methodist University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1969
  • Fox High School
  • 1965

Associations

  • Missouri Bar
  • Member
  • N/A
  • St. Charles County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Livingston County Bar Association
  • Past President
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • #1 Attorney in St. Charles County
  • Suburban Journals
  • 2010

Speaking Engagements

  • Law School
  • Practice Management
  • 2011
  • Solo & Small Firm Conference
  • Practice Management
  • 2010
  • Seminar
  • Estate Planning
  • 2009

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (2)
Endorse Michael
Unknown Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An excellent lawyer who treats clients with patience, care, understanding, and utmost professionalism - an even better person and I wholeheartedly recommend for future services."
Real estate Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mike provides top-notch legal services the areas of real estate, estate planning, probate, and family law. Mike is active in the Missouri bar is and is frequent presenter at the annual Solo and Small Firm Conference."
Family Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I heartily endorse this lawyer. I've known Mike for several years. Mike is well known and respected amongst his peers in the area of family law. I wouldn't hesitate to refer anyone to Mike, knowing that he would take good care of them."
Family Attorney | Apr 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I am proud to endorse my fellow attorney, Mike Watkins. He is diligent, highly ethical and extremely committed to helping his clients reach successful outcomes. He has been a great mentor to me and other attorneys in the area. Mike and I also spend time together socially, and I am proud to count him among my friends."
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