Philip O. Watts

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Oklahoma City, OK

Watts & Watts, PA
 | 10444 Greenbriar Place, Oklahoma City, OK 73159
Phone: 405-896-8871
Fax: 405-691-4595
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1984
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (50%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Civil Litigation: Defense (20%),
  • Appellate (10%)
Attorney Profile

A partner at Watts & Watts, PA, Philip O. Watts handles cases of business litigation, civil litigation for both the plaintiff and defense, and appellate law. He represents clients in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and the surrounding cities. With over 25 years of experience, he has represented both corporate and individual clients and successfully tried both nonjury and jury trials in state and federal courts.

An active member of his community, Mr. Watts is involved with the Infant Crisis Services, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and Northeast Resource Center. In 1981, he graduated from Southeastern Oklahoma State University with honors, and a Bachelor of Arts in speech communications and a Bachelor of Science in business administration. He then attended the University of Oklahoma College of Law, where he earned a Juris Doctor in 1984 and graduated with special distinction.

Mr. Watts is licensed to practice in federal and state courts in Oklahoma, and has pro hac vice licenses in several other jurisdictions, including Kansas, Texas, Florida, Michigan and North Carolina. For his commitment to legal ethics and professional accomplishments, he earned the highest peer review rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell. A talented writer and lecturer, he writes on topics such as federal bankruptcy dischargeable exceptions.

While he was in law school, he was chairman of the judiciary committee and note editor for the Oklahoma Law Review. He also won the National Appellate Advocacy Competition during his studies. Mr. Watts is an educated, experienced attorney committed to protecting the rights of his clients, providing personal service and accessibility no matter how big or small the case.

* AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Business Litigation (50%)

Civil Litigation (20%)

Civil Litigation (20%)

Appellate (10%): Appeals

Focus Areas



Selected to Super Lawyers for 3 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2019

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About Philip Watts

Admitted: 1984, Oklahoma

Professional Webpage:


  • AV Rating for 25 Years, Martindale Hubbell, 2016
  • Winner, National Appellate Advocacy Competition, University of Oklahoma College of Law

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • North Carolina, pro hac vice License
  • Michigan, pro hac vice License
  • Florida, pro hac vice License
  • Texas, pro hac vice License
  • Kansas, pro hac vice License
  • Oklahoma

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • North East Resource Center - many individuals who lack the resources to defend themselves in litigation or disputes, including property disputes, custody issues and general life issues, 2000
  • Board Member, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, 2000
  • Volunteer, Lyric Theater, 2000
  • Volunteer, Thirst for A Cause, 2000
  • Board Member, Infant Crisis Services, 2000

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Oklahoma Law Review, Chairman of the Judiciary Committee and Note Editor, University of Oklahoma College of Law
  • Contingent Liability for Passive Working Interest Owners in Oklahoma - The Risk of Getting Drilled, Oklahoma Bar Journal, An analysis of mining partnerships and other theories of liability for passive oil and gas investors, 1985
  • Author, Primer on Nondischargability Of Debt Under the Bankruptcy Code, Consumer Law Quarterly, An analysis of nondischargable debt under 11 U.S.C § 523., 1993

Representative Clients:

  • OklaHome LLC, 2012
  • Trails West Express, LLC., 2012
  • Summit Business Systems Inc., 2012
  • Flair Enterprises Inc., 2012
  • Divisified Construction Inc., 2012
  • Express Personnel Services, Inc., 2012

Educational Background:

  • Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Bachelor of Arts, Major: Speech Communications, Bachelor of Science, Major: Business Administration, Honors: With Honors, 1981
  • Durant High School, 1977
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Office Location for Philip O. Watts

10444 Greenbriar Place
Oklahoma City, OK 73159

Phone: 405-896-8871

Fax: 405-691-4595

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Last Updated: 5/14/2019

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