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William W. Watts, III

Direct: 251.432.5521
Fax: 251.432.0633


William Watts has more than 30 years of experience as a trial and appellate litigator. He has handled numerous appeals in state and federal courts over the last 30 years, resulting in nearly 100 reported decisions. He has also focused his practice in the areas of environmental law and litigation and insurance law and litigation, as well as representing clients in a broad variety of other civil disputes, including intellectual property litigation, products liability, banking litigation, construction litigation, and personal injury litigation.
Mr. Watts is listed in Best Lawyers in America and Superlawyers/Alabama in the field of appellate law. He has been selected as Lawyer of the Year in Alabama by Best Lawyers for 2019 in the field of Appellate Law.

  • Amherst College, B.A.; Magna Cum Laude, 1974;
  • University of Southern California, J.D., 1980;
  • Member, Southern California Law Review, 1978-1980;
  • U.S.C. Chapter of the Order of the Coif (top 10% law school class).
  • State Bar of California, 1980
  • State Bar of Alabama, 1983
  • U.S. District Court
    • Southern District of Alabama, 1983
    • Middle District of Alabama, 1993
    • Northern District of Alabama, 2000
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 1985
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 1980
  • Member, Southern California Law Review, 1978-1980
  • University of Southern California Chapter, Order of the Coif (top 10% law school class)
  • Listed in Super Lawyers/Alabama  and Mid-South in field of appellate law
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America in field of appellate law
  • Selected as Alabama Lawyer of the Year for 2019 in the filed of Appellate Law by Best Lawyers
  • AV rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell peer review ratings
  • Recognition for 100+ hours of civil legal assistance to low-income residents through MBA Volunteer Member, Southern California Law Review, 1978-1980
  • Member, State Bar of Alabama (1983-present)
  • Member, State Bar of California (1980-present)
  • Member, Mobile County Bar Association
  • Member, State of Alabama Appellate Practice Section
  • President, Mobile Chapter of Christian Legal Society (2001-present)
  • Member, Board of Directors, South Alabama Volunteer Lawyers Program (2008 – 2013)
  • General Counsel and Board Member, Partners for Environmental Progress (2000-present)
  • General Counsel, Prichard Preparatory School (2013-present)
  • Board of Directors, Revision Ministries, Inc. (1996-present)
  • Member, Rotary Club of Mobile (1998-present)
  • Prison Ministry Leader, Loxley Work Release Correctional Center, Loxley, Alabama (2010-present)
  • International Staff Teacher, Kenya Ministry Training Institute (Katala, Kenya) (2003-present)
  • President, Mobile Chapter, Christian Legal Society (2001-present)
  • Mentor, Big Brother/Big Sister of South Alabama (2011-present)
  • Member/Teacher, Covenant Church of Mobile (1983-present)
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Appellate Practice
  • Construction Law
  • Real Estate Transactions and Litigation
  • Insurance Defense, Coverage and Extra-Contractual Litigation
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