Justin Watkins is an AV Preeminent rated litigator whose practice focuses on personal injury, construction law, commercial and civil litigation. Justin has experience in all aspects of complex litigation.
Justin obtained as Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering from Oregon State University in 2001. After working as an engineer for Peter Kiewit Sons’, one of the largest general contractors in the world, Justin attended the University of San Diego Law School.
After graduation, Justin began his legal career at Alverson, Taylor, Mortensen & Sanders, one of Nevada’s largest insurance defense firms.
Prior to founding Atkinson & Watkins, Justin was an associate with Watt, Tieder, Hoffar & Fitzgerald, where his experience as an engineer was used to focus his practice on construction litigation, construction defect, insurance coverage, and personal injury issues.
Justin is licensed in Nevada, California and Utah.
Languages spoken: Spanish
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Legal Elite||Nevada Business Journal||2013|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2013|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2012|
|Legal Elite||Nevada Business Journal||2012|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2011|
|AV Peer Review Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2011|
|Legal Elite||Nevada Business Journal||2011|
|Legal Elite||Nevada Business Journal||2010|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2010|
|Legal Elite||Nevada Business Journal||2009|
|Associate Attorney||Watt, Tieder, Hoffar & Fitzgerald, LLP||2007 - 2010|
|Associate Attorney||Alverson Taylor Mortensen & Sanders||2004 - 2007|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Clark County Bar Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|Utah State Bar||Member||2008 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Member||2005 - Present|
|Nevada State Bar||Member||2004 - Present|
|Association of General Contractors||Affiliate Member||2005 - 2010|
|Southern Nevada Wrestling Association||Past Vice President||2004 - 2012|
|Jason Carthagena v. SK Properties dba Courtside Garden Apartments; Courtside Gardens RAF LLC||Settlement $2,000,000|
|Roe Entity v. Fraudulent Architect||Settlement $225,000|
|Nine Group adv. Farmer and Rezaee||Defense Verdict - Arbitration Award|
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|Watt Tieder Hoffar & Fitzgerald Newsletter||Wild West Shootout: Battle Over The Application Of The Economic Loss Doctrine To Construction Disputes In The Mountain West States||2009|
|University of San Diego School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2004|
|Oregon State University||Civil Engineering||BS - Bachelor of Science||2001|