Aaron Watson

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Pensacola, FL

The Watson Firm, PLLC
 | 850 S. Palafox St., Suite 202
Pensacola, FL 32502
Phone: 8506072929
Fax: 850-607-2055
Selected to Rising Stars: 2015 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2009
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (90%),
  • Criminal Defense (10%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Aaron Watson, of The Watson Firm, PLLC, in Pensacola, Florida, devotes his practice to personal injury law. Mr. Watson represents individuals throughout the Pensacola metropolitan area who have been injured in motor vehicle and other types of accidents caused by the negligence of another party.

Mr. Watson graduated from Florida State University with a bachelor’s degree and later earned his law degree from Stetson University College of Law. Along with being admitted to practice in all Georgia state courts, he is also licensed to appear before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Florida. He has been admitted to practice law since 2008.

Mr. Watson has achieved many substantial verdicts and settlements on behalf of his clients throughout his legal career. His accomplishments have earned him membership in several merit organizations, including the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, the “Top 40 Under 40” section of The National Trial Lawyers and the “Top 100” section of The National Black Lawyers. One of cases was also mentioned in the National Law Journal.

Outside of his law practice, Mr. Watson has taught classes for Pensacola State College and the American Association for Justice. He serves on the board of governors for the American Association for Justice and the Florida Justice Association.

Mr. Watson is also active in a variety of community projects and organizations. Other legal groups he is a member of include the Escambia-Santa Rosa Bar Association, The Florida Bar, the Florida Justice Association and the American Bar Association.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (90%): Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents

Criminal Defense (10%)

Focus Areas

Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents

Selections

top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 5 years

Rising Stars: 2015 - 2019

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About Aaron Watson

Admitted: 2009, Florida

Professional Webpage: http://www.watsonfirmlaw.com/aaron-l-watson

Honors/Awards:

  • Top 40 Under 40, National Trial Lawyers Association, 2014
  • Attorney Aaron Watson Named Entrepreneur of the Year by Studer Community Institute, Entrepreneur of the Year, Studer Community Institute Entrecon Awards, 2018
  • Named to IN Magazine’s Power List, 100 Most Influential People In Escambia and Santa Rosa County, 2016
  • Attorney Coach, Tate High School, Florida High School Mock Trial CompetitionChampionship Team, 2010
  • Selected for Who’s Who Among America’s Colleges and Universities, Stetson University College of Law
  • Regional Champion, AAJ National Trial Advocacy Competition, Stetson University College of Law
  • Honor Roll, Stetson University College of Law
  • Voted “Most Likely To Be In Library” by Graduating Class, Stetson University College of Law
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum: The Top Trial Lawyers In America
  • Avvo Client's Choice Award Recipient, 2015
  • Honored as Rising Black Urban Professional, Pensacola News Journal, 2013
  • Inducted into The National Order of Barristers, Stetson University College of Law
  • National Champion – AAJ National Trial Advocacy Competition, Stetson University College of Law
  • Attorney Watson was named #51 of the top Most Influential People in Pensacola, Florida. , The 2018 Power List: Most Influential People, 2018
  • Top 100 Verdicts, National Law Journal, 2014
  • Named to IN Magazine’s Power List, 100 Most Influential People In Escambia and Santa Rosa County, 2015
  • Living The Dream Award Recipient, Southern Youth Sports Association, 2014
  • Honored as Rising Star in Pensacola, IN Magazine, 2012
  • Stallworth Trial Team Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy, Stetson University College of Law
  • Member, Stetson Trial Team, Stetson University College of Law
  • Attorney Watson was named #51 of the top Most Influential People in Pensacola, Florida. , The 2018 Power List: Most Influential People, 2018

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Escambia Santa Rosa Bar Association
  • Florida
  • Florida Bar Association, Member
  • American Justice Association (AAJ), Board of Governors, 2012
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Florida Justice Association, Board of Directors, 2012
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Choir Director and General Counsel, Englewood Missionary Baptist Church, 2009
  • Guardian Ad Litem , 2019
  • General Counsel for Englewood Missionary Baptist Church, 2019
  • YMCA of Northwest Florida, Board Member, 2011
  • EndDD.Org Texting and Driving Campaign Participant

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • $3.3 Million Jury VerdictMcMahon v. Yamaha, 2012, AL 2012, 95 So.3d 769, 2015
  • $900,000.00 awarded to Pensacola car accident victim, 2010
  • Jury Verdict $12.6 MillionHendrix v. Burford Tree, 2014, Florida, 1st Cir, 2013 WL 9060750, 2014
  • $1Million Awarded in Burn Case , 2016
  • Civil Rights Settlement $500,000.00Steen v. City of Pensacola, 2011, N.D. Florida, 809 F. Supp. 2d 13452, 2009

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • TV Personality: Host of Law Line Talk show where viewers call in to get answers to their legal questions., 2010

Videos:

  • Attorney Aaron Watson's latest TV Advertisement, Watson FIrm TV Commercial , Legal, 2019
  • Aaron Watson │ The Watson Firm │ TV Commercial, Law, 2017
  • The Watson firm is a personal injury and criminal defense law firm located in Pensacola, Florida. We have recovered millions in verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients. We have litigated successfully against insurance companies, FORTUNE 500 companies, governmental entities, law enforcement, trucking companies, negligent drivers and individuals. Over the years, we have built a strong reputation for success in the courtroom. , Attorney Aaron Watson Justice Video, 2017

Educational Background:

  • B.A., The Florida State University, 2005
Office Location for Aaron Watson

850 S. Palafox St.
Suite 202
Pensacola, FL 32502

Phone: 8506072929

Fax: 850-607-2055

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Last Updated: 2/17/2019

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