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Steven Paul Watkins

Family Attorney at Greenville, TX

5.0   3 reviews
  • Licensed for 43 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1980
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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Practice areas
  1. Family
    Board Certified - Family Law Texas Board of Legal Specialization Since 1989

  2. Mediation
    Credentialed Distinguished Mediator Texas Mediator Credentialling Association

  3. Adoption
    Fellow - American Academy of Adoption Attorneys since 1999

  4. Arbitration
    Family Law Arbitrator Trained by The American Academy of Matrimontial Lawyers - AAML Aribtration Training Institute - Jersey City, NJ 2010

Steve was born and raised in Greenville. He graduated from Greenville High School, attended East Texas State University and graduated from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Business Administration. Steve graduated from the Texas Tech University School of Law, and was named to the National Order of Barristers. He returned to Greenville and started his law practice by associating with G. C. Harris. Steve also served as Assistant District Attorney for Hunt County. Steve and his law partner, Dan Perkins, have been in practice together for over 35 years. During that time, Steve has served as an Adjunct Professor of Family Law at East Texas State University [Texas A&M University - Commerce], served on the State Bar of Texas Grievance Committee [serving as Chairman from 2001-2004] and served as President of the Court Appointed Special Advocates [CASA] of Rockwall County. In 1989, Steve became Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and his certification has been renewed every five years by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. In 1999, Steve was named as a Fellow in the Academy of Adoption & Assisted Reproduction Attorneys [formley:  American Acadmey of Adoption Attorneys]. In addition to his Family Law litigation practice, Steve has been a Mediator since 1994, and is currently designated as a TMCA Credentialed Distinguished Mediator by the Texas Mediator Credentialing Association. In 2010, Steve completed the Family Law Arbitration training from the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Steve also served as an Independent Hearing Examiner for the Texas Education Association. Steve and his wife, Sarah, have two sons, Brad and Clay. Brad is a middle school teacher in McKinney and Clay is an attorney in Ausitn, Texas.

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WatkinsPerkins Law Group
5602 Wesley Street
Post Office Box 876
Greenville, TX, 75403-0876


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Posted by David | December 1, 2013
Interstate Adoption
We found Mr. Watkins through the American Acadmey of Adoption Attorneys. We needed a Texas attorney who specilized in adoption to work with our attorney in New York. He was a true professional and with his expertise, we were able to expedite the process. Our family is now complete. We highly recommend Mr. Watkins if you need an adoption attorney.
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Posted by Connie | April 22, 2012
Excellent attorney
My daughter hired Mr. Watkins in 2009 for her divorce. He was personable and compassionate and did the very best that he could for her in her situation. I would highly recommend Mr. Watkins to anyone who needs an excellent attorney/mediator.
Posted by Margaret | March 31, 2011
Mr. Watkins was appointed by the Court to mediate our divorce case. The case had been pending for almost two years. It was a complicated case with custody and property issues. Mr. Watkins was able to work with my ex-husband and myself, as well as our attorneys, to help us reach an agreement. He was very professional and it was his expertise in Family Law that helped us bring our divorce to a satisfactory conclusion.
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Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Watkins Perkins Law Group
  • 1985 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor - Family Law
  • East Texas State University
  • 1980 - 1994
  • Partner
  • Harris & Watkins
  • 1980 - 1985
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Office of the District Attorney - Hunt County
  • 1980 - 1985
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  • Texas Tech University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1979
  • Texas Tech University
  • 1974

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Lamb v. State
  • Affirmed
  • Moore v. State
  • Affirmed


  • Texas Mediator Credentialing Association
  • Credentialed Distinguished Mediator
  • 2010 - Present
  • American Academy of Adoption Attorneys
  • Fellow
  • 1999 - Present
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Board Certified - Family Law
  • 1999 - Present
  • Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists
  • Member
  • 1989 - Present
  • Grievance Commitee, State Bar of Texas
  • Chairman (2001 - 2003) - District 1A
  • 1997 - 2003
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Board Certified - Family Law
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • 2014
  • Pro Bono Award
  • East Texas Legal Services
  • 2001
  • National Order of Barristers
  • Texas Tech University School of Law
  • 1979


  • Paralegal Studies
  • Enforceable Temporary Orders
  • 2005

Speaking Engagements

  • CASA Volunteer Training - Rockwall
  • Protecting Children through the Legal System
  • 2007
  • Rockwall County Bar Association
  • Essentials of Mediation
  • 2005
  • Family Law Paralegal Training
  • Enforcing Temporary Orders
  • 2005

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (40)
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Mediation Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I fully endorse this lawyer. He is amazing!"
Family Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Great attorney. Great mediator."
Family Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Mediation Attorney | Jun 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Nov 26
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
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