Clark William Watkin Jr


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Contact Information

The Watkin Law Office PC
14362 N FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT BLVD STE 1000, Scottsdale, Arizona, 85260-8847




Status: Active  

Board Certified Specialization: None  

Professional Liability Insurance: Yes  

Admitted to Practice Law: 1977

Admitted to State Bar of Arizona: October 8, 1977

Other Language(s): None


Clark Watkin grew up in Sioux City, Iowa. When he moved to Arizona in 1970, he brought with him a strong Midwestern ethic, common sense and the willingness to work hard. He earned his undergraduate and law school degree in seven straight years at the University of Arizona in Tucson. Clark tried his first three jury trials while still a law student, working as an intern with the Pima County Attorney's Office. After graduation in 1977, he moved to Scottsdale where he worked as a felony prosecutor for the Maricopa County Attorney's Office. He entered private practice in 1980 and stayed with the same firm for 20 years before opening his own law office.

Clark is the proud father of two wonderful young adults; and in addition to his various family, volunteer and social activities, he is an avid mountain and road bicyclists, competitive off-road motorcyclist, snow skier, fly fisherman, drummer, wood worker, and someone who generally enjoys a challenging new adventure (preferably a pleasant one).

Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Lawyer
Over 40 years as a trial attorney (jury trials, bench trials, administrative hearings, etc.)
Serious personal injury and wrongful death claims
Auto, truck, semi, van, SUV, bus and other motor vehicle accident injury and fatality claims
Motorcycle and motor scooter accident injury and fatality claims
Bicycle accident injury and fatality claims
Boating and personal watercraft accident injury and fatality claims
Construction accident injury and fatality claims
Dog and other animal bites, mauling, scarring and attack claims
Premises liability claims, including swimming pool drowning injuries and fatalities, dram shop claims, slip and fall, improper security, etc.
Mediation; arbitration; neutral evaluations
Keen sense for inherent "value" and likely outcome of claims
Mastery in resolving disputes in pre-litigation stage
Reputation as a premier trial attorney
Skilled in all aspects of civil trial practice
Intelligent, energized, organized, personable, quick wit and a great sense of humor. An all-round good guy!
Career Experience
2001 - Present: The Watkin Law Office, PC, Scottsdale, AZ. Plaintiffs' personal injury and wrongful death; commercial litigation. Overall emphasis on plaintiff's tort claims,
1980 - 2000: Warner Angle Hallam Jackson & Formanek (f/k/a Warner Angle Roper & Hallam), Scottsdale, AZ. Shareholder, Director. Lead trial attorney in personal injury, commercial tort, contract, corporate, eminent domain, real estate & construction cases throughout Arizona.
1977 - 1980: Maricopa County Attorney's Office, Scottsdale, AZ. Deputy County Attorney. Multiple felony jury and court trials.
Licenses & Affiliations
Licensed: All Arizona Courts; U.S. District Court; U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; United States Supreme Court.
Member: American, Arizona, Maricopa County and Scottsdale Bar Associations; Director, Scottsdale Bar Association; Member, Association of Trial Lawyers of America and Arizona Trial Lawyers Association.
University of Arizona College of Law. Juris Doctor 1977.
University of Arizona. B.S., Business Administration 1974.

Areas of Law and Practice

Areas of Law Areas of Practice
Litigation Airbag Injury, Automotive Crashworthiness, All Terrain Vehicle Products Liability, Civil Litigation, Chemical Products Liability, Breast Implant Litigation, Chemical Explosions, Class Action Prosecution, Class Action Defense, Complex and Multi-District Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Automotive Restraints, Automotive Warranty Law, Automotive Products Liability, Automotive Design Liability, Blood Bank Liability, Breach of Warranty, Bicycle Products Liability, Biomedical Products Liability, Drug and Medical Device Defense, Drug and Medical Device Litigation, Complex Litigation, Dalkon Shield Litigation, Diet Drug Litigation, Defense Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation, Office Equipment Products Liability, Motorcycle Products Liability, Manufacturers Liability, Industrial Products Liability, International litigation, Long-Arm Litigation, Lemon Law, Products Liability Defense, Products Liability Insurance Coverage, Products Liability Arbitration, Product Warning Labels, Product Recall, Product Safety, Product Failure, Product Defects, Drug Contamination, E-Discovery, Engineering Products Liability, Elevator Liability, Escalator Liability, Environmental Products Liability, Explosions, Federal Civil Litigation, Heavy Equipment Products Liability, Heart Device Litigation, Gas Explosions, Food Products Liability, Food Borne Disease, Flammable Fabrics, Firearms Litigation, Federal Litigation, Recreational Products Liability, Propane Products Liability, Products Liability Subrogation, Products Liability Mediation, Tire/Rim Mismatch, Tire Defect Litigation, Seat Belt Injury, Recreational Vehicle Products Liability, Vehicle Rollovers, U.S. Supreme Court Litigation, Vaccine Injury, Trial Practice, Tobacco Litigation, Warranty Law, Welding Products Liability
Personal Injury Bicycle Accidents, Automobile Negligence, Aquatic Injuries, Automobile Accidents and Injuries, Boating Accidents, Bodily Injury, Bus Accidents, Brain Injury, Animal Attacks, Accidents, Wrongful Death, Subway Accidents, Third Party Wrongful Death, Whiplash, Workplace Injury, Motor Vehicle Accidents and Injuries, Motorcycle Accidents, Electrical Injury, Head Injury, Dog Bites, Commercial Vehicle Liability, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Catastrophic Injury, Slip and Fall, Spinal Injury, Sexual Abuse, Severe Burns, Personal Injury Appeals, Product Liability, Neurolaw, Pedestrian Injuries
Torts Tort Defense, Mass Torts, Tort Liability, Civil Liability, Intentional Torts


  • 9th Circuit (Active), Arizona (Active), US Supreme Court (Active)

Law School

  • U of Arizona

  • Last Updated: July 4, 2020
  • Typical Hourly Fee:
    Typical Fixed Fee:
    Typical Contingency Fee: 33.3%
  • Scottsdale, Arizona, Maricopa County
  • Accept Credit Cards: No
  • Free Consultations: Yes

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