Wayne C. Watson

Wayne C. Watson

Wayne Watson joined the firm in 2010 as a shareholder following the merger of Wagstaff & Watson, P.C., with the McMahon firm. His areas of practice are Civil Trials & Appeals and Mediation. Ninety percent of his practice is devoted to Litigation.

Watson graduated from Texas Christian University with a Bachelor of Arts degree, Cum Laude, in 1986. He then graduated from the University of Texas School of Law with a Juris Doctorate in 1989. Watson received his Mediator Training Certification from the Dispute Resolution Services of North Texas, Inc. in 2010.

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Current Employment Position(s):

  • Shareholder

Areas of Practice:

  • Civil Trials and Appeals
  • Mediation

Litigation Percentage:

  • 90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation and Mediation

Court Admissions:

  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • Mediator Training Certification, Dispute Resolution Services of North Texas, Inc., 2010
  • University of Texas School of Law, Juris Doctor, 1989
  • Texas Christian University, Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude, 1986


  • Board Certified in Consumer and Commercial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, since 1997


  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Selected for inclusion in Texas Super Lawyers: 2014 to present

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • State Bar of Texas, District 14 Grievance Committee Chair (2013-15)
  • Abilene Bar Association, President (2012-13),
  • President-elect (2011-12), Secretary/Treasurer (2010-11)
  • Tarrant County Bar Association, 1989-2005; Chair, Solo and Small Firm Section
  • Consumer and Commercial Law Section of the State Bar of Texas – Council Member (2020 – 2024)

Past Employment Positions:

  • Wagstaff & Watson, P.C., Abilene, Texas Shareholder 2005-2010
  • Law Offices of Wayne C. Watson, Fort Worth, Texas 1991-2005
  • Decker, Jones, McMackin, McClane, Hall & Bates, P.C., Fort Worth, Texas, Associate 1989-1991
  • State of Texas Office of State-Federal Relations, Washington, D.C., Legislative Analyst Intern, 1984/1985

Year Joined Organization:

  • 2010
Wayne C. Watson

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