Attorney Profile

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

  • 38 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.

Education

  • University of Arizona College of Law. Juris Doctor 1977.
  • University of Arizona. B.S., Business Administration 1974.

The Watkin Law Office, PC represents victims of serious and catastrophic personal injuries and wrongful death. We prosecute claims for victims' medical bills, lost wages, physical pain, emotional and mental suffering, and other appropriate monetary damages in the following areas of personal injury and wrongful death law:

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