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Gregory Dean Watts

Criminal defense Attorney at Nacogdoches, TX

5.0   21 reviews

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Graduate of The George Washinton University

Graduate of Southern Methodist School of Law 

Board Certified in Criminal Law-Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Member Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association

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Licensed for 25 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 1997
Updated 10/23/2022

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

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Dean Watts, Attorney At Law
120 E Pillar St
Nacogdoches, TX, 75961-5570

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Posted by Daniel A. | September 11, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dean Watts is an excellent attorney and would not settle for anything less than desirable.
My DWI (3rd or more Felony 3) case included some peculiar circumstances, however, Dean Watts made great efforts to resolve my case in my favor. He reduced my initially 3rd degree felony DWI down to a Class B misdemeanor DWI that included a much favorable punishment by comparison to my first offers. I believe that I could not have received better representation than Dean Watts. He is very easy to communicate with and takes all perspectives into consideration. His tireless work ethic speaks for itself when I say my case went from a detrimental conviction to a less impactful misdemeanor. 10/10 I would recommend Dean Watts again and again.
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Response from Gregory Watts September 26, 2020
Thank you for the kind words! Glad to help!
Posted by William | June 20, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Criminal Justice Lawyer
My son quickly found himself on the wrong side of the law while a student at Stephen F Austin. I found my self in unfamiliar territory and didn't know what to do. My first thought was, it's no way we can take on the county of Nacogdoches and the state of Texas, they are a power house with unlimited resources. I begin to call and research for legal help. One call stood out above the rest and it was Attorney Dean Watts, it was his knowledge of the law, but I mostly like his honestly. He did not sugar coat anything by telling me what I want to hear. My family hire Attorney Watts and it was the right decision. My son case was eventually dismissed, only because of the hard work by Attorney Dean Watts. I strongly recommend that you hire a criminal justice lawyer, one who will keep you informed, as well as being dedicated to his line of work. He is the Criminal Justice Lawyer to call. There is no way you can take on a power house County or the state of Texas along. Make that call to Mr. Watts.
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Posted by Eunice | October 22, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Better Than the Best
If you are in need of legal aid I highly suggest that you contact the law offices of Mr. Watts was assigned to my case a little over a year ago and has fought for me relentlessly. He has stayed positive and very determined and made sure that I came out with the Best possible outcome in my case. He was sure to keep me in the loop and made sure that I understood everything that was going on along the way. With Mr. Dean as my attorney I had a sure feeling that things would work out in my favor, and they did. Mr. Watts went above and beyond for me and I guarantee that he'll do the same for you. I am very pleased with his services and I couldn't be more happier as a client. So I recommend that you contact his offices and retain him for legal aid.
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Posted by anonymous | June 28, 2018
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| Consulted Attorney
Very Awesome Help
He was able to help me out and get me the information that I needed as quick as he could. I appreciate his attitude and friendliness. He's awesome and if I ever needed legal help again I would definitely call him no questions asked.
Posted by Crystal | June 22, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing lawyer
I spent thousands of dollars on lawyers for my husband and I was exteremly disappointed them until I found mr. Dean Waltts. Out of 4 different lawyers he was the only one that did his job right. He keept in contact with everything he did and had answers when he said he would. The outcome was better then we thought it would. I give him an A and would use him again if I ever need to. If you need a top lawyer I would get him over any other lawyer.
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Posted by Steven | June 21, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing!
I would without doubt recommend Dean Watts. He made a bad situation so much better for me. I had no idea what to do, or expect and he guided me through the entire process. Please don’t hesitate, and speak with him for great help! Thank you so much Dean for everything!
Posted by Edward | May 11, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Job!
Attorney Watts was very instrumental in the success of having the court grant my motion to withdraw my guilty plea. I am very overwhelmed and grateful .Job well done.
Posted by anonymous | March 23, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Beyond My Expectations!!!
I do not live in East Texas, therefore I was very uncertain about finding the best lawyer to handle my case. Through a little research and a few phone calls, I felt Mr. Watts would be the best to take care of me. Not only did he help me, he exceeded my expectations! He is compassionate, kind and attentive. He was always prompted in contacting me and staying in touch. I truly cannot say enough good things about him! He made me feel as if I was his only client and that's hard to come by. He is great at listening to your needs and very helpful in explaining exactly what to expect. If you want someone that truly cares this is the Lawyer you want in your corner! I plan to continue using his services for consultation and help in the future and would recommend his services to anyone! If you want care, compassion and attentiveness, look no further!
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Posted by anonymous | March 23, 2018
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Honest, Fair, Hardworking
I highly recommend Mr. Watts. From the initial consultation, right up to the final paperwork, Mr. Watts was always honest about how he believed things would turn out. Additionally, Mr. Watts did an exceptional job of representing me while I was working out of state; whether it was appearing on my behalf, or meeting with the prosecutor, Mr. Watts kept open channels of communication so that I knew exactly what to expect. Mr. Watts was also able to assist me with handling other legal matters concerning my case outside the civilian court. I believe that anyone who hires Mr. Watts will receive the best care and legal advice possible.
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Posted by Brandon | November 10, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Bang for the Buck
I was put in a tight spot with a cloudy charge I call Dean and after a very professional consultation I hired him to represent me in my case he did exactly as he promised I work in the oilfield and couldn't make my first few court dates because of work he made sure I received a court pass and made it to court when I could make it. He also made it to were I had a of the record sit down with the DA to discuss my case one on one and the case was dismissed. I heard about dean through family who also had the same results with a DUI case.
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Posted by Misti | September 13, 2017
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Mother
Mr.Watts has represented a few people that I knkw.he is very smart and well versed when it comes to the law.he is honest,which is very hard to find nowadays and he's reasonable too..
Posted by Anthony | August 24, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer in East Texas
Had a POM and UCW, Watts asked what I wanted from day 1 and got an even better deal than expected. Actually shows an interest in achieving what the client wants, and got UCW dismissed and deferred on POM. Would recommend Dean Watts to any and everybody who needs legal assistance in East Texas.
Posted by Kameron | July 13, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
He is the best lawyer I have ever had he worked hard for me and got my case dismissed. If you need a lawyer that will work hard for you use Mr. watts is your guy for the job .
Posted by Jim | June 8, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
I employed the services of Attorney Dean Watts. From day one, I found Mr. Watts to be understanding, thoughtful, and friendly. He has a keen knowledge of the law and is very articulate in explaining how the legal system works and the available options. I would highly recommend anyone contact Mr Watts to discuss his/her legal issues. If a situation arises in the future, I would definitely reach-out to Mr Watts for his advice and legal expertise.
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Posted by anonymous | April 21, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Advocate
Mr. Watts was patient with all of our questions, he has a kind and reassuring demeanor that is comforting in such a scary situation. He was always in constant communication with us, walking us through each step of the process. He had an excellent instinct in how to handle our case and was successful in it's resolution. We would highly recommend Dean Watts.
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Posted by Pooja | January 31, 2017
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The Best!
Mr.Watts is amazing and knowledgeable at what he does. As a student, he has helped make things a very simple process for me. He is very understanding and gets the job done in a timely manner. Unlike other lawyers in town, Mr. Watts is very responsive and if he is in court, his secretary is very sweet and makes sure to communicate through for you. I wouldn't have chosen anybody else and strongly recommend him to anyone in need of a lawyer.
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Posted by Donna | August 6, 2016
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Most helpful lawyer ever..
Mr. Watts helped me with an early release from probation petition. After contacting him and explained my situation, he was so incredibly understanding and helpful with my case. He was even kind enough to work with me financially. My release was granted and I am eternally greatful to Mr. Watts for helping lift such a burden from my life. Thank you, Mr. Watts!!
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Posted by Jay | December 11, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Felony Charges Dismissed
I hired Dean to handle a Felony case in Nacogdoches (Nov/Dec 2015,) and can, without hesitation, attest to his expertise. Despite long odds, he was able to get the entire case completely dismissed in less than two weeks, at a competitive rate. Despite an undoubtedly heavy workload, Dean kept in contact and communicated any progress in a timely fashion, and made me feel like a priority. I couldn't have hoped for a more competent attorney. I highly recommend Dean for any potential legal matter you might have pending.
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Posted by Russell | August 20, 2015
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My experience
I hired Mr.Watts to help me get a misdemeanor removed from my criminal background that had been haunting me for several years. After I got into a little trouble at a young age I received probabtion for a year and community service, which I completed and got off probation early for doing so. However the state, mistakenly put into the computer that I didn't not successfully complete probation and that I never showed up for the last few visits, and never even paid my fines. I was very discouraged because after a three years of trying to get this fixed on my own every lawyer told me I would have to get someone in probation to admit they made a mistake in order to change it, and we all know that no one there is going to admit to a mistake on there part. So hired Gregory Dean Watts. And working with him was like riding on a bull dozer that plowed through all buratic bull crap. He found the person who made the mistake and made them confess in their wrong doings of my injustice for all these years. All the employers in the past that wouldn't hire me due to their petty mistake. He made them pay, and swiftly cleared my name. I now have a clean record. This guy is a beast of a lawer in getting things done, and i surprised at how cheap it was too. I highly recomend this guy to whomever has a criminal history and is having trouble finding a job because of it. Thank you Dean Watts, you forever changed my life for the better, and found justice in doing so.
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Posted by anonymous | December 21, 2014
I highly recommend this board certified attorney for a criminal case.
Mr. Watts was very professional. He promptly returned my telephone calls and kept me informed of the progress of my case. I liked that he was Board Certified in Criminal Law and he lived up to my expectations of a board certified attorney. He not only seemed very knowledgeable of the law, but also was someone that I would recommend to others.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founder
  • Dean Watts Attorney at Law
  • 2000 - Present

Education

  • National Criminal Defense College
  • 1999
  • Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • 1996
  • University of New Mexico School of Law
  • Summer Program
  • 1995
  • The George Washinton University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1992
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Legal Cases

  • Retaliation against Police Officer
  • Conviction Reversed
  • Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance
  • Dismissed
  • Criminal Mischief
  • Dismissed
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Associations

  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Board Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • Nacogdoches County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Board Cerfitied Criminal Law
  • 2004 - Present
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Harris County Criminal Defense Lawyers Assocation
  • Member
  • 1999 - 2000
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

  • Board Certified - Criminal Law
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • 2017

Publications

  • Voice for the Defense (Texas Criminal Defense Lawy
  • Three Tips for Avoiding Lawyer Burnout
  • 2020

Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

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Given (4)
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I highly recommend Dean Watts for any criminal matter. He is very knowledgeable, timely and reliable. He does everything in his power to obtain a favorable result for his client. Thank you Dean again and I look forward to working with you on the next one."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Watts and I represented a mutual client in separate counties. The client faced serious felony indictments. He resolved the client's case in his county first, and by virtue of his excellent work, I was able to have the client's case in my county dismissed on all grounds. I looked good, but Mr. Watts deserves the credit! He is brilliant, and I hope to collaborate again soon."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is board certified in Criminal Law, very easy to deal with and an excellent criminal trial lawyer. He is also extremely honest with his clients and is fair and reasonable."
DUI and DWI
Criminal defense
Criminal defense
Criminal defense