Craig R. Watson

(504) 831-4091

Metairie, LA, New Orleans, LA

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Attorney Brief

Mr. Watson is a partner in the Metairie office and has been with the firm since 2005. His practice consists primarily of labor and employment law, governmental and municipal liability,  healthcare law, casualty and commercial litigation and insurance defense. He is licensed in Louisiana, Texas and Mississippi.


Mr. Watson received his bachelor of arts degree in philosophy, politics and law in 2001 from State University of New York at Binghamton. In 2004, he was awarded his juris doctorate from Loyola University New Orleans School of Law, graduating cum laude. He received a joint degree in Louisiana civil and English common law studies. While completing his legal curriculum, Mr. Watson was selected to be a member of Loyola’s distinguished Moot Court program and, as a student faculty member, taught in the Moot Court, Legal Research and Writing and Street Law programs. In recognition of his high honors in trial advocacy, he was admitted into the National Order of Barristers.


Mr. Watson was born in New York and he and his family traveled extensively with the United States Navy, having lived in both Asia and Europe. After receiving his undergraduate degree in New York, he moved to New Orleans where he and his family now reside. Mr. Watson joined Blue Williams as an associate in 2005 and was made a partner of the firm in 2010.


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Bar, Courts & Professional Affiliations

Mr. Watson broadened his practice reach in the Gulf South, becoming admitted to practice law in Louisiana, Texas and Mississippi. He is an active member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, the State Bar of Texas and the Mississippi Bar Association. Mr. Watson is also an active member of the Federal Bar Association, is admitted to practice before all federal courts in Louisiana and is admitted to the bar of the United States Supreme Court.