Kyle C. Watson

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Top Rated Employment & Labor Attorney in San Antonio, TX

Goode Casseb Jones Riklin Choate & Watson, P.C.
 | 2122 North Main Avenue, PO Box 120480
San Antonio, TX 78212
Phone: 210-733-6030
Fax: 210-733-0330
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2011, 2014 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1986
Practice Areas:
  • Employment & Labor: Employer (20%),
  • Employment Litigation: Defense (70%),
  • Business Litigation (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Kyle C. Watson is a partner at and co-founder of the San Antonio law firm of Goode Casseb Jones Riklin Choate & Watson P.C. Since co-founding the firm in 1991, he has focused his practice on representing clients from throughout Texas' Hill Country who face complex challenges in the areas of employment and labor law, business and commercial litigation, insurance law and defense, and consumer law.

    Mr. Watson began his legal career in 1986 after earning his law degree from St. Mary's University School of Law and his admission to the State Bar of Texas. In addition to his approval to practice in all of Texas' state courts, the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Western, Northern and Southern Districts of Texas, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit have also issued their approvals for him to practice in their courtrooms.

    Over the past 30 years, Mr. Watson has built a reputation as one of Texas' leading trial attorneys. As a result, he is the recipient of a number of honors, including a "Very Good" rating from Avvo. In addition, The Best Lawyers in America has included him on its list of the nation's top attorneys and S.A. Scene magazine has listed him among San Antonio's leading lawyers.

    Attorney Watson is a valued member of the legal community and his local community. He is a member of a number of associations, including the San Antonio Bar Association, the American Board of Trial Advocates and the American Bar Association. In addition, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society has benefited from his involvement in the organization for more than 15 years.

    Practice Areas
    • 20%Employment & Labor: Employer
    • 70%Employment Litigation: Defense
    • 10%Business Litigation
    Focus Areas

    Employment Law - Employee, Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment, Labor Law, Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Employment Law - Employer, Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements


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    Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2011, 2014 - 2021

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    About Kyle Watson

    Admitted: 1986, Texas

    Professional Webpage:


    • San Antonio’s Best Lawyers, San Antonio Scene Magazine, 2011, 2014
    • Texas Super Lawyer, Thomson Reuters, 2009-2011, 2014-2015
    • Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White, Inc., 2012-2014
    • Leick-Semaan Award for Outstanding Advocate, St. Mary's University School of Law, 1985

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • American Bar Association
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
    • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
    • United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
    • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
    • United States District Court for the Western District of Texas
    • State Bar of Texas
    • Chairman, Board of Advocates, 1985
    • Treasurer, San Antonio Young Lawyers Association, 1989-1990, 1990-1991
    • Director, San Antonio Young Lawyers Association, 1988-1989
    • Sustaining Member, San Antonio Bar Association
    • Chairman of the Board, Texas Young Lawyers Association, 1993-1994
    • Director, Texas Young Lawyers Association, 1991-1993
    • Sustaining Member, American Board of Trial Advocates

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Active Fundraising and Involvment in the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 1999
    • Chairman of the Board of the Texas Young Lawyers Association
    • Active Volunteer, Elf Louise Christmas Project


    • Judy Welch, Personal Representative of the Estate of Billy Clinton Welch, et al. v. Owens-Corning Fiberglas Corp., et al.
    • Judy Smith, Excutrix of the Estate of Allen L. Smith, Deceased, et al. v. Owens-Corning Fiberglas Corp., et al.
    • Bernice N. Hollis, Representative of the Estate Cleo Hollis, Deceased, et al. v. Owens-Corning Fiberglas Corp., et al.  
    • Gertrude Geddie Administrax, of the Estate of Thomas Geddie, Deceased, et al. v. Owens-Corning Fiberglas Corp., et al.  
    • Robert F. Boswell Jr. et al. v. Owens-Corning Fiberglas Corp., et al.  
    • Chandra Buxani v. United Parcel Service; Cameron County
    • Villarreal v. SASA; Bexar County 
    • Martha Smith v. United Parcel Service; Bexar County
    • Duke Controls, Inc. v. United Parcel Service; Nueces County
    • Plaintiff v. Sid Peterson Memorial Hospital; Kerr County 
    • IFC-Investors Financial v. Title USA; Kerr County
    • Russell W. Meinert, et al. v. Owens-Corning Fiberglas Corp., et al.; Dallas County
    • Earl Cobb v. U.S. Fire Insurance; Bexar County 
    • Intervest Capital Group, LTD. v. Oscar Waymond Lightfoot, Jr., et al.; Bexar County
    • Diane Vasquez v. West Telemarketing, Bleinda Uresti and Yvonne Zamora; Bexar County
    • Melinda Muraida v. West Telemarketing and Darrel Delgado; Bexar County - Federal Court
    • Shull v. UPS, 1999 Tex. App. LEXIS 4891 (Tex. App.—San Antonio 1999, pet. denied)
    • Zacharie v. United States Natural Res., 94 S.W.3d 748 (Tex. App.—San Antonio 2002, no pet.)
    • Staglik v. Gov’t Pers. Mutual Life Ins. Co., 2003 Tex. App. LEXIS 8613 (Tex. App.—San Antonio 2004, pet. denied)
    • Spratt v. Forward Tech. Indus., 2005 U. S. LEXIS 12027 (W.D. Tex. 2005)
    • Daniels v. Contract Land Staff, Inc., 2007 U. S. Dist. LEXIS 2673 (S.D. Tex. 2009)
    •  Martinez v. Webb County, 2009 U. S. Dist. LEXIS 56080 (S.D. Tex. 2009)
    • Alcala v. Webb County, 625 F. Supp. 2d 391 (S.D. Tex. 2009)
    • Garcia v. Garza, 311 S.W.3d 28 (Tex. App.—San Antonio 2010, pet. denied)

    Educational Background:

    • Baylor University, Bachelor of Business Administration, 1982
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    Office Location for Kyle C. Watson

    2122 North Main Avenue
    PO Box 120480
    San Antonio, TX 78212

    Phone: 210-733-6030

    Fax: 210-733-0330

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    Last Updated: 3/17/2021

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