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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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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 70%
    11 years, 250 cases
  2. Commercial Real Estate: 15%
    11 years, 100 cases
  3. Construction: 15%
    11 years, 100 cases


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

17 total 

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  • Melissa L. Alessi

    I have known Justin Watkins for the past 10 years. He is an extremely smart attorney who will work hard on your case.


    Melissa Alessi Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Alison M. Brasier

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Alison Brasier Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

Contact info

Atkinson & Watkins, LLP

10789 W. Twain Ave.
Suite 100
Las Vegas, NV, 89135


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Legal EliteNevada Business Journal2013
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Legal EliteNevada Business Journal2012
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2011
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2011
Legal EliteNevada Business Journal2011
Legal EliteNevada Business Journal2010
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2010
Legal EliteNevada Business Journal2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Associate AttorneyWatt, Tieder, Hoffar & Fitzgerald, LLP2007 - 2010
Associate AttorneyAlverson Taylor Mortensen & Sanders2004 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
Clark County Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Utah State BarMember2008 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember2005 - Present
Nevada State BarMember2004 - Present
Association of General ContractorsAffiliate Member2005 - 2010
Southern Nevada Wrestling AssociationPast Vice President2004 - 2012
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Jason Carthagena v. SK Properties dba Courtside Garden Apartments; Courtside Gardens RAF LLCSettlement $2,000,000
Roe Entity v. Fraudulent ArchitectSettlement $225,000
Nine Group adv. Farmer and RezaeeDefense Verdict - Arbitration Award
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of San Diego School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
Oregon State UniversityCivil EngineeringBS - Bachelor of Science2001
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Litigation from A to ZPersonal Injury2013
Damages in Personal InjuryPersonal Injury2012
Litigating Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist ClaimsPersonal Injury2011