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Thomas Chester Watts III

General practice Attorney at Anaheim Hills, CA

5.0   3 reviews

also known as Thomas C Watts , INC

  • Licensed for 46 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1977
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Thomas

Learn Thomas’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. General practice
    Business and Estate management; Real Estate matters; Settlement consulting

    46 years

  2. Litigation
    Representing small and mid-size businesses and their owner's in all matters ranging from contract to regulatory matters

    46 years

  3. Mediation
    Emphasis and depth in resolving business disputes, inter-family conflicts and policy matters.

    29 years

Thanks for your interest in my services. By way of professional background, I have two law degrees and courtroom experience that dates back before many lawyers were born. I lecture extensively on Bias in Decision Making and  Cultural Effect in Communication. As a guest lecturer, I have addressed Lawschool, University and interest groups ranging from public service to public safety.

None of that background or courtroom experience trumps seeing the ebb and flow of the life experience. For myself and for my clients I have seen businesses succeed and fail and then reborn again. I have shared the sound of a newborn's cry, the sigh of the sigh of the dying breath and the infinite life challenges that pop up in between. I have served the families of many, guiding them through the processes and perils of business and family.

Married to my first wife of over 37 years, my two grown daughters are a constant pride. While my roots are in Orange County; my branches have grown into the Inland Empire.  I have committed to a deep level of service to the Courts.

I currently serve on the Yorba Linda Parks and Recreation Commision and Chair the General Plan Advisory Committee of that city. If you find me indoors at home, I will be reading. Everything is outdoors!

The approach I take with my clients is to define challenges and then present options. I teach my clients to solve problems with deliberation, patience and determination. Thankyou again, TCW


Thomas Chester Watts III
8175 Kaiser Boulevard Suite 100
Anaheim Hills, CA, 92808


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Posted by anonymous | May 25, 2015
Wise Counsel
Tom Watts has been our trusted family and business adviser for almost 30 years and three generations. He is an excellent lawyer. We often rely on his advise and direction.
Posted by Don Cripe | May 22, 2015
Colleague Review
I have known Tom professionally for about 10 years. We are members of mediation panels together and he assists me when I teach mediation and negotiation tasks. As a negotiator and mediator, Tom is organized, extremely knowledgeable and employs reliable, proven techniques. Particularly in complex cases needing an Arbitrator or Mediator, Tom is an excellent choice and easily as effective as any retired judicial officer. Additionally, Tom is personable and open; he always has a smile for everyone. Good man.
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Posted by Lorrie Walton | May 21, 2015
Experienced, Knowledgeable and Reliable
I have referred many cases to Mr. Watts for litigation and mediation. Each time I have been extremely satisifed with his services. This guy has the gift to resolve even the highest conflict matters. If you have a case which needs mediation, this is your go to man!


  • Hourly Rates $ 400-720 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.0 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Thomas C. Watts , Incorporated
  • 1977 - Present


  • Straus Institute at Pepperdine Law school
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 2007
  • Western State Univ
  • law
  • 1977
  • Chapman Univ
  • undergraduate
  • 1974


  • San Bernardino Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Riverside County Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • CDRC Writing Award
  • California Dispute Resolution Council
  • 2007

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Anaheim Hills General practice Lawyer Thomas Chester Watts III
Thomas Chester Watts III
General practice Attorney
Anaheim Hills, CA
Licensed for 46 years