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Herman Watson, Jr.

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Toll Free: 800-294-5112
Phone: 256-536-7423
Fax: 256-536-2689

203 Greene Street SE
Huntsville, Alabama 35801

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Herman "Buck" Watson earned a B.A. from Vanderbilt University in 1955. He received his law degree from the University of Alabama School of Law in 1961 where he served on the Board of Editors of the Law Review and was inducted into the Bench and Bar Legal Honor Society. Mr. Watson was admitted to the Bar in 1961 and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals 4th, 5th, and 11th Circuits, and the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Middle Districts of Alabama.

In more than 46 years as a practicing lawyer in Alabama, Mr. Watson has litigated civil and criminal matters. He currently focuses his practice in the area of civil litigation. Mr. Watson is a Fellow with the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. He is a member of the Alabama State Bar Association, the Huntsville-Madison County Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, and serves on the Executive Committee of the Alabama Association for Justice. Mr. Watson formerly served as President of the Huntsville-Madison County Bar Association and as Treasurer of the Alabama Association for Justice.

Education

LL.B., The University of Alabama School of Law, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 1961
Honors: Member, Bench and Bar Legal Honor Society Law Review: University of Alabama Law Review, Member, Board of Editors, 1959 - 1960

B.A., Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA, 1955
Major: Political Science

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

Alabama, 1961
U.S. District Court Middle District of Alabama, 1962
U.S. District Court Northern District of Alabama, 1965
U.S. District Court District of South Carolina, 1979
U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin
U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1965
U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1961
U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1980
U.S. Supreme Court, 1974
Supreme Court of Alabama, 1961

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

Huntsville-Madison County Bar Association, 1986 - 1987
President

Alabama State Bar

Alabama Trial Lawyers Association, 1981 - Present
Executive Committee

International Academy of Trial Lawyers
Fellow

American Association for Justice

Alabama Bar Associaton

Alabama Law Institute
Member, Condominium Law Committee

American Bar Association

Alabama Trial Lawyers Association, 1984
Treasurer

Litigation Percentage

100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Published Works

Evidence - Husband and Wife Privilege - Wife Compelled to Testify Against Husband, Wyatt v. United States, U.S. 1960, Alabama Law Review, Vol. XIII, 1960-61

Past Employment Positions

  • Sole Practitioner, 1961 - 1964
  • Chambers County, LaFayette, Alabama, County Solicitor, 1961 - 1964
  • State of Alabama, Special Assistant Attorney General, 1981
  • Morring, Giles & Watson, Partner, 1964 - 1969

Pro Bono Activities

Access to Justice Commission, Legal Services, Chairman, 2002 - 2003