Joseph W. Watkins

July
August 2021
September
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031 
31
= Open
31
= Booked
31
= Pending

Please submit your request by clicking your preferred available day and completing our simple date request form.

What is Pending? Another client has already requested this date for this mediator however that request has not been confirmed. If you wish to be put next in line for this date and mediator, please complete and submit the form or give us a call at 770-955-2252.

Rates (per party, per hour)

Two Party $325.00
Three Party $265.00
Four Party $225.00
View Full Mediation Fee Structure
View Full Arbitration Fee Structure

Biography

With 40+ years of civil trial law experience, Joseph spent the first 20 years of his career as an insurance defense attorney. In 1997, he and two partners started a plaintiff’s practice concentrated on personal injury, negligence, liability and accidental death. Having tried numerous cases for plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal courts, Joseph has argued cases before the Georgia Supreme Court and Court of Appeals, as well as before the 11th and 5th Circuit United States Courts of Appeal. He began a part-time mediation practice in 2005 and joined Henning in 2017.

Education

  • University of Georgia, J.D., cum laude, Order of the Coif (1977)
  • University of Georgia, A.B., summa cum laude (1974)

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia (1977)
  • Admitted to all Georgia trial and appellate courts
  • United States District Court, Northern, Middle and Southern Districts
  • United States Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit

Legal Employment

  • Watkins, Lourie, Roll & Chance, PC (Partner, 1997 to present)
  • Long, Weinberg, Ansley & Wheeler (Associate, 1977-1980; Partner, 1981-1997)

Professional & Civil Organizations

  • State Bar of Georgia (Insurance Law Section, Chairman, 1987 - 1988)
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
    • President (2007 - 2008)
    • President Elect (2006 - 2007)
    • Parliamentarian (2005 - 2006)
    • Legislative Co-Chairman (2004 & 2005)
  • The American Association for Justice (Council of Presidents, 2006 - 2007)
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • Lawyers Club of Atlanta
  • Old War Horse Lawyers Club
  • Sandy Springs Bar Association
  • Board of Directors, WonderRoot (2007 - 2010)
  • Board of Directors, The Link Counseling Center (2008 - 2011)
  • Peachtree Road United Methodist Church, Administrative Board (2003 - 2005)
  • Marathon and Half Marathon Running Coach, Team in Training, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (2003 - 2017)
  • Leawood Homeowners Association, Cashiers, NC
    • President (2006 - 2009)
    • Secretary (2010 to present)

Professional Experience and Honors

  • Georgia Super Lawyers (2004 to present)
  • Top 100 Georgia Lawyers (2008)
  • Tried numerous cases, including areas of premises liability, products liability, medical, dental, chiropractic and legal malpractice, insurance agent negligence, trucking and automobile accidents, sexual assault, battery, libel, civil RICO, fraud, breach of contract and insurance coverage disputes.
  • Represented plaintiffs and defendants in countless mediations, including cases in Georgia, Tennessee, and South Carolina.
  • Frequent speaker at CLE Programs
  • Registered Mediator and Arbitrator in Georgia

Mediation Training

  • Henning Mediation & Arbitration Service, Inc.

Areas of Expertise

  • Catastrophic Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Premises Liability
  • Products Liability
  • Nursing Home Liability
  • Sexual Misconduct
  • Governmental Liability
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Bad Faith Claims