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  1. Contracts: 35%
    16 years
  2. Business: 30%
    16 years
  3. Tax: 25%
    5 years
  4. Estate Planning: 10%
    12 years



Hourly ($330/hour), Fixed (sometimes)

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Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Thomas Carson Walker

    Jonathan is accessible, friendly, smart and has good business sense and experience. He's an unusual find for a tax expert; our "go to" guy for the right answer.


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Jonathan C. Watts, Attorney at Law

2440 Camino Ramon
Suite 135
San Ramon, CA, 94583


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2014
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2013
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney at LawJonathan C. Watts2011 - Present
AssociateFrankel and Goldware2004 - 2010
AssociateThe Partners2002 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
San Ramon Valley Education FoundationBoard of Directors2014 - Present
San Ramon Valley Rotary ClubClub Member2011 - Present
State Bar of California, Taxation Section, Tax Procedure and Litigation CommitteeMember2009 - Present
Danville Area Chamber of CommerceBoard of Directors2007 - Present
Tri-Valley Estate Planning Council Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Association's Barristers SectionMemberN/A
Contra Costa County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Danville Area Chamber of CommerceChair Elect2011 - 2012
Danville Area Chamber of CommerceVice Chair of Membership2009 - 2010
Danville Area Chamber of CommerceVice Chair of Economic Development2008 - 2009
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Civil Fraud PenaltyCivil Fraud Penalty was lifted.
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Publication nameTitleDate
WebsiteI Have a Corporation, Do I Still Need Insurance?2015
Contra Costa LawyerHelp! I Think My Spouse Is Cheating (On His Taxes)” Contra Costa Lawyer, June 20112011 Your Elders: How California’s Elder Abuse Law May Undermine Contracts With Seniors”, May, 20102010 Do Buy-Sell Provisions Among Business Owners Apply To Marital Divorces?”, March, 20102010
Contra Costa LawyerWatch Where You Step! Common Pitfalls In Expense-Sharing Agreements A Popular Option For Many Solo Attorneys…But One Fraught With Peril!” Contra Costa Lawyer, April 20092009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa (main campus)TaxationLL.M - Master of Laws2011
University of California at Davis School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
University of California - DavisN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1996
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Legal Survival for your Small BusinessLegal Survival for your Small Business2014