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Clark William Watkin Jr

Personal injury Attorney at Scottsdale, AZ

5.0   21 reviews

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About Clark

Learn Clark’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    29%
    Serious Personal Injury claims comprise the bulk of our caseload at Watkin Law. We represent ONLY plaintiffs - the innocent victims of other people's negligent acts. We handle * Auto Accidents * Wrongful Death * Motorcycle Accidents * Bicycle Accidents * Pedestrian Accidents * Truck Accidents * Construction Accidents * Dog Bite Injury * Injury of a Minor * Carbon Monoxide Poisoning * Brain Injury * Spinal Cord Injury

    46 years

  2. Car accident
    19%
    Watkin Law represents victims seriously injured in motor vehicle accidents of ALL kinds: autos, trucks, boats, motorcycles, RVs, buses, etc.

    46 years

  3. Wrongful death
    19%
    Watkin Law represents the families and survivors of individuals fatally injured by the wrongful conduct and/or negligence of other people. Whether the death resulted from a motor vehicle "accident," or through other means, such as carbon monoxide poisoning, drowning, or improper security, we can help.

    46 years

  4. Defective and dangerous products
    14%

  5. Trucking accident
    14%
    Even non-fatal truck accidents usually cause permanent injuries, including broken bones, scars, and all manner of back, neck, spinal cord and even brain injuries. Truck accidents often result in wrongful deaths, usually to the drivers and passengers in any smaller vehicles involved. We represent victims of trucking accidents in Arizona.

    46 years

  6. Spinal cord injury
    5%

Attorney Clark Watkin is a personal injury lawyer in Scottsdale who has dealt with all kinds of cases and situations and who is ready to support you today. When you come to this firm, you can rest assured in the help you can receive because Attorney Watkin is competent, dedicated, and ready to take on your case and support you today. He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Arizona. He later obtained his Juris Doctorate at the University of Arizona, College of Law. He is a member of several well-known associations, including the American Bar Association, the Scottsdale Bar Association, and the Maricopa County Bar Association. He also has a membership with the Arizona Trial Lawyers Association and the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. Attorney Watkin has been admitted to serve in all the courts throughout the State of Arizona. He also has been admitted to the United States District Court, the Ninth Circuit of the United States Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. He has a thorough understanding of personal injury law, and he is prepared to help you pursue the compensation that is rightfully yours. Attorney Watkin has dealt with all kinds of injury cases, and he is ready to take on your case and support you now. He has dealt with premises liability situations, including dog bites, and he is ready to take on your case and assist you at this time. He is committed to standing beside you and fighting for your just compensation, and you can have confidence in the representation you can procure when you come here. You can have confidence in the help you can secure when you contact Attorney Watkin at this law firm without any delay.

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State AZ
Status Retired
Acquired 1977
Updated 12/21/2022

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

Contact Clark

The Watkin Law Office, PC
14362 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd.
Suite 1000
Scottsdale, AZ, 85260

Reviews

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Posted by Pam | September 15, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very pleased
After I was involved in a very serious car crash, I asked my sister to locate a top-notch personal injury attorney to help. She found me a great attorney - Clark Watkin at The Watkin Law Office. Clark has extensive experience handling such claims, and the insurance company and multiple claims adjusters we dealt with were obviously familiar with Clark and his great reputation. One of my favorite things about Clark was his direct/personal approach: I always dealt PERSONALLY with him – not with some unknown paralegal, assistant or receptionist. His personality is of utmost professional and compassionate without being "stuffy". I ended up with an excellent result, and I wholeheartedly recommend Clark and the Watkin Law Office if you are seriously injured because of another person’s negligence.”
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Posted by Joanne | May 8, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Caring Attorney :)
Clark Watkin is a caring person and a great attorney. He recently filed a medical products liability case (defective artificial hip) for me in the United States District Court, which was successfully resolved for a substantial sum of money. One of the best things about using Watkin Law was the service I received. I always dealt directly with Clark. He personally responded to each of my emails and phone calls, and he copied and updated me on all documents and developments in the case. I highly recommend hiring Clark and The Watkin Law Office if you have been seriously injured in an accident.”
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Posted by Art Macfarland | May 1, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great job!!
After being hit by a landscape truck while riding my bike. Clark handled all of the details from beginning to end. He explained the process, estimated the duration and provided a pretty good guess on what the settlement would be. It was like a script. He kept me informed throughout the process - he always called me personally versus having his administrative assistant call me. I thought he was professional and honest. I would highly recommend him.
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Posted by Steve | October 29, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Personal injury
Clark Watkin did a great job representing me in a complex personal injury case. He was relentless in pursuit of facts and information and knew exactly what to do to get a great result!
Posted by anonymous | March 3, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Would highly recommend
I’ve never needed a lawyer until after a slip-and-fall in a business. I was not to blame for my fall and I knew immediately I was going to need a lawyer to navigate. After doing research, reading several reviews online, and making a few phone calls to other lawyers, I knew that Clark Watkin was the best choice. He was straightforward and up front with me on that initial call while others were promising me the moon and/or seemed inattentive. Throughout the process Clark kept me thoroughly informed and up-to-date at each step. He was very communicative, always responded promptly, always professional, answered all my questions to my satisfaction, and never talked down or was condescending. His guidance and expertise throughout the settlement negotiation was vital. I was very satisfied with my settlement and how the process unfolded. If a family or friend ever needs a personal injury lawyer in the future, I assure you that Clark will be the first name I bring up and recommend.
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Posted by Vanessa | September 6, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing! Outstanding!
“Clark has actually handled two serious personal injury cases for me over the past several years. In each case he not only obtained terrific results, but worked diligently and aggressively to obtain the maximum available monetary damages for me. I have greatly enjoyed working with Clark over a combined period of several years and have found him to be intelligent, compassionate and highly-respected by insurance companies and defense attorneys. He also provided me with immediate and continuing information and “feedback” concerning the progress of my cases; and he always personally responded to all of my inquiries, either by phone and/or email. I highly recommend this very professional attorney.” Mr. Watkin has gone over and beyond. When it comes to personal injury Mr. Watkin should be your number one choice.
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Posted by Donna | August 2, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Five stars for Clark Watkin
Clark Watkin did an amazing job for me. After a serious injury resulting in a permanent disability, he recovered 4 times the highest offer we had been given prior to going to trial. While he was always the captain of the ship, he was open to our input and opinions. We worked well together over a difficult two and a half years. Clark was brilliant in the depositions. He has a great way about him that worked well for us during the trial. Very likable and smart. Five stars for this great attorney.
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Posted by Erin | May 6, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Lawyer
Clark is an exceptional lawyer, with outstanding resources. I was in a bad automobile accident a few years ago and after careful consideration my family & I decided to use Clark to represent me against the construction company at fault. Clark is intelligent, resourceful and went to battle for me. He brought us the best possible outcome for the situation at hand. I have had other friends in automobile accidents that resulted in less then optimal settlements with other valley lawyers. It really does matter who is representing your case! PLEASE CHOSE WISELY! I am so glad I chose Clark and highly recommend him with zero hesitations. Even after my settlement and Clark had been paid his fees, he continued to help me with large medical liens a hospital had against me, that speaks leaps and bounds about his character. He was with the help of another expert able to reduce my hospital lien by over $25,000. Thank you Clark!
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Posted by Brenda | February 19, 2015
Slip and fall
Mr Watkin,accepted my case, when I thought that I had no hope of any help at all. He is a man of integrity first and foremost, who happens to be an attorney. Through my almost 2 1/2 years of surgeries and recovery, he was there each step of the way. With his expertise and knowledge, my case was resolved. After my first surgery, Mr Watkin expressed to me that my only focus, through this, was to get better. No smoke and mirrors at this law firm!
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Posted by anonymous | January 25, 2015
Top Notch
I am an avid bicyclist and was recently seriously injured when I was struck by a pickup truck. I was knocked from my bike and sustained a brain injury that required two surgeries. My wife hired Clark Watkin at The Watkin Law Office while I was recovering and Attorney Watkin brought two insurance claims on my behalf: one against the motorist and the other against my own underinsured motorist coverage. Mr. Watkin successfully recovered ALL of the money available under those two policies! Clark always kept us up to date making the whole process easy and stress free. It was a pleasure working with someone who is so diligent, knowledgeable, and thorough. We would highly recommend Watkin Law to anyone who sustains serious personal injury.
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Posted by Kristin | February 3, 2013
Diligent and Expert
Clark was extremely helpful to me on multiple occasions. His friendliness, diligence, and expertise were most appreciated! I'd recommend Clark to anyone.
Posted by BJ | February 1, 2013
Understands your interest and represents them above all
Mr. Watkin has been advising me on several issues and I have found him to be always focused on what I need to be successful. He has demonstrated consistent trustworthiness, and I would highly recommend him to anyone needing a great advocate.
Posted by Steven | January 16, 2012
Outstanding!
My wife and I retained The Watkin Law Office, PC shortly after I broke my neck when a motor vehicle turned left in front of me as I was riding my bicycle near Carefree, Arizona. I incurred almost $200,000 in medical expenses. My wife and I worked directly with Clark Watkin, who ultimately obtained a monetary recovery that reimbursed my medical expenses and compensated me for my pain and suffering. We were extremely pleased with the legal services and the level of professionalism demonstrated by Clark Watkin. In fact, we are still calling on Clark to assist us with some related matters two years after the crash. If you need a great lawyer to represent you in an injury or wrongful death case, you should call Clark Watkin and The Watkin Law Office, PC.
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Posted by Nikia | January 16, 2012
Best Wrongful Death Attorney
Our daughter was killed by a drunk driver. We have suffered this loss every single day since the crash and are still haunted by it. We needed an experienced wrongful death attorney, and after researching the possibilities, we decided to retain Clark Watkin and The Watkin Law Office, PC. We are so glad we did. Clark Watkin and his office handled everything for us, which helped so much. He investigated the claim, filed the lawsuit, dealt with the various insurance companies and medical providers, and did a powerful job litigating the claim through depositions, written “discovery,” and finally mediation and settlement. Although there was no way anyone could ever bring our daughter back, at least we fee we hired the best lawyer we could to obtain the best possible wrongful death award. We are very grateful for Clark Watkin’s legal services and strongly recommend him and his firm.
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Posted by Drew | January 16, 2012
Tour de Tuscon
“The Watkin Law Office, PC represented me after I was seriously injured by a motor vehicle while I was riding my bicycle during a vacation in Arizona. The motorist turned left in front of me. Clark Watkin filed suit on my behalf and was able to obtain a full and fair settlement to compensate me for my medical expenses and pain and suffering. It was a rather complex personal injury lawsuit, with numerous issues concerning the liability of one party which was not the motorist. Clark Watkin worked very hard and at all times was extremely easy to work with. Despite my living in Canada, it was extremely easy to work with and communicate with Clark, as he always took my calls directly – not through a secretary or paralegal – and always kept me posted about the case via email. I would definitely recommend The Watkin Law Office, PC for anyone needing counsel for a serious personal injury or wrongful death claim.”
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Posted by Ed | January 13, 2012
Excellent service
I hired The Watkin Law Office, PC to assist me with a personal injury claim. Clark Watkin did a great job on my behalf and was able to obtain a “policy limits” monetary recovery for me in a relatively short period of time. What I really appreciated was how easy it was to work with Clark and his office. If I called, I spoke directly with him; and otherwise, I was able to handle virtually everything via email or fax. It save me so much time and aggravation – not having to drive across town to get things taken care of. Clark was able to keep me abreast of EVERY development in the case, usually by sending me copies of the various letters he sent or received. The whole process was much easier than I ever expected it would be, and Clark was always very professional and VERY quick to respond to any questions. I would definitely recommend Clark Watkin and his law firm.”
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Posted by anonymous | June 1, 2011
Highly Recommended
After suffering a terrible dog bite injury, Clark worked very hard to help me settle the case with more than favorable results. When we called his office the first time, it wasn’t a paralegal or secretary that answered the phone, but Clark. He was such a pleasure to work with, and was very professional, on top of being hysterically funny at times. His good attitude and humor really relieved a lot of my anxieties and lifted my spirits throughout the duration of the lawsuit. I consider him a friend to my husband and I, and recommend him highly to anyone.
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Posted by anonymous | June 7, 2009
AZ Attorney
Clark Watkin and his firm have not only helped me and my business tackle some important business law concerns, they are now prosecuting my claim for serious personal injuries suffered when the bicycle I was riding was struck by a motor vehicle. The high caliber of professionalism and skilled legal writing demonstrated by Mr. Watkin has convinced me that he is in the upper echelon of personal injury attorneys in Arizona. I recommend him without reservations
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Posted by anonymous | June 7, 2009
The Best Attorney in Arizona...Period!
My business recently required legal services and we retained The Watkin Law Office. The service we received was immediate, and the quality of the legal advice and advocacy demonstrated by Mr. Watkin was professional, passionate and highly persuasive. Our adversary quickly "caved in" and we prevailed. I highly recommend Mr. Watkin and his firm!"
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Posted by anonymous | December 3, 2008
BRILLIANT lawyer - look no further
I highly recommend Clark W. Watkin Jr. as a lawyer . Clark is a professional , intelligent, HONEST and a compassionate man . Qualities you rarely find in these times. What separates Clark Watkin Jr. from all other lawyers is his gift of empathy ,you are not treated as a case number ,you are treated as a person. Clark will defend and protect your rights with great passion ,he will not rest until your case has been won! Your phone calls will never be avoided - yes a lawyer that actually communicates with you personally! Clark defended me in a very tough law suit, he went up against one of the largest insurance companies in the U.S. and won. Clark W.Watkin Jr is BRILLIANT ,look no further this IS the lawyer you want on your side and by your side.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 275-375 per hour
  • Contingency 28%-40%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check

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AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • President/Owner
  • The Watkin Law Office, PC
  • 2000 - Present
  • Shareholder
  • Warner, Angle, Hallam, Jackson & Formanek
  • 1980 - 1999
  • Deputy County Attorney
  • Maricopa County Attorney's Office
  • 1977 - 1980

Education

  • University of Arizona College of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1977
  • University of Arizona
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1974

Legal Cases

  • Hovencamp v Sandefer
  • Jury Verdict in favor of Plaintiff

Associations

  • Scottsdale Bar Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2004 - Present
  • State Bar of Arizona - Trial Practice Section
  • Member
  • 1977 - Present
  • Arizona Association for Justice (Arizona Trial Lawyers Association)
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Publications

  • Personal Injury Lawyer Arizona
  • Arizona Bike Accidents: What to do after the crash
  • 2009
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Speaking Engagements

  • Scottsdale Airpark Small Business Owners
  • Avoiding Premises Liability Claims
  • N/A

Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (4)
Endorse Clark
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Clark. He is an outstanding attorney with decades of personal injury experience."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer.We both are members of the Board of Directors of the Scottsdale Bar Association."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Clark. He is an outstanding trial lawyer and a true warrior for justice."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I had the pleasure of working with Clark on a serious bicycle accident case. Clark presented his client's case both passionately and respectfully. His attention to detail, work ethic, and mastery of the laws and issues relevant to this case, created a reputation that he was prepared and capable of achieving the best result for his client."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I’ve known Clark for a number of years through his volunteer service on the Scottsdale Bar Board. Clark is someone who tackles whatever project is thrown at him with professionalism and zeal. He resolves issues thoroughly and promptly. Clark’s successfulness as a lawyer is due to his intellect, his pragmatism, and his likability. He achieves consensus because everyone enjoys working with him!"
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Clark Watkin and I recently represented separate victims in a serious bicycle injury accident case. Clark was very professional in his approach, and extremely knowledgeable about every aspect of bicycle injury litigation, and worked hard to obtain the best possible result for his client. It was a pleasure working with him, and I would not hesitate to work with him in the future on other matters."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I was one of several lawyers opposing Clark on a complicated bicycle accident that resulted in his client sustaining serious injuries. What impressed me about Clark was his attention to detail and preparation, his persuasiveness (both written and oral) and ability to get along with opposing counsel while being firm and persistent in advancing his client’s interests. This skill set is what separates excellent personal injury lawyers from the run-of-the-mill."
Construction and development Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. He's very professional with an eye to resolving matters in a practical manner."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have handled numerous complex personal injury and wrongful death with Clark Watkin during the 30+ years that we have practiced law. He has consistently demonstrated the highest levels of professionalism, a keen legal mind, and a true gift for being able to relate to people in all walks of life. Clients will find his persuasive legal writing and oral advocacy invaluable. I heartily recommend Clark Watkin and The Watkin Law Office, PC."
Construction and development Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work wholeheartedly. Despite Mr. Watkin's emphasis on representing plaintiffs in personal injury claims and cases, I have worked in conjuction with him when my own business client, a real estate developer, was in need of a skilled and agressive litigator to handle a variety of construction and development matters. Clark Watkin is both persuasive and eloguent in his writing and his oral argument before the court. He is highly intelligent, thoughtful and always mindful of serving his clients' best interests. In my own capacity as in-house general counsel to the client I referred to him, I can attest to the reasonableness of his fees and billing practices. My relationship with Clark Watkin is now going on five years. I am privileged to call him a friend as well as a professional colleague."
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