Jeffrey B. Watson earned his B.A. degree in Communications on the Dean’s List from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, while being the Team Captain on the UNC Greensboro college basketball team. He earned his M.A. degree in Public Policy with honors from Regent University in Virginia, where he published a thesis on Medical Savings Accounts which was requested by Congress for study, interned in the Virginia Department of Public Safety, wrote speeches for Virginia Governor George Allen and Public Safety Secretary Jerry Kilgore, and co-wrote prison reform and environmental clean-up legislation which was later passed into law in Virginia. Mr. Watson also earned his J.D. degree from Campbell University, where he won a variety of national awards for his trial and appellate advocacy skills, including being a member of the Order of Old Kivett, National Moot Court team, and Campbell Law Observer.
Mr. Watson started his personal injury career as a Senior Claims Adjuster for Integon Insurance. After graduate and law school, he began his law practice as an insurance defense trial attorney. For over 21 years, Mr. Watson has been a personal injury and corporate litigation attorney, including running his own law firm for over 15 years before coming to the Speaks Law Firm.
Mr. Watson is licensed in all State and Federal court in North Carolina, and has been a member of the North Carolina Bar Association, the Forsyth County Bar Association, the Mecklenburg County Bar Association, the National Institute for Trial Advocacy, the American Bar Association, and the League of Credit Union Attorneys. He has served on the governing Boards of the Triad Hispanic Counsel, Forsyth County Family Coalition, Forgiven Ministries, Salem Pregnancy Support, Calvary Baptist Church in Winston-Salem, and the Executive Committee of the Southern Baptist Convention in Nashville, TN.
Mr. Watson has been married to his wife Lori for over 30 years, and has 3 adult sons.