Mr. Watters, a scholarship recipient, graduated with honors from Ithaca College in 1976. In college, he was employed as a journalist and published numerous articles on such diverse topics as the Women's Rights Movement, the Central Intelligence Agency, workers' rights and civil rights issues. He graduated from Georgetown University Law Center.
Mr. Watters is to married Ms. Patricia Ann Watters, who is in practice with him. They are the proud parents of Katherine, Michael, and Ryan. Additionally, this past year he was honored as a finalist for Father of the Year by the National Center for Fathering.
Experience You Can Trust:
Mr. Watters founded his own practice in 1980, representing criminal defendants in the Superior Court for the District of Columbia. He has tried dozens of minor and major criminal cases to verdict. In 1986, he shifted his practice to the representation of personal injury clients.
Mr. Watters has devoted himself to the community and the legal profession. He was elected president of the Washington Bar Association in 1988, the National Bar Association in 1996, and the Bar Association of the District of Columbia in 2006.
He has represented his members at the White House, the Supreme Court, Congress, the City Council, the Office of the US Attorney General, and many other entities. He testified on many occasions to preserve the David Clark School of Law, the preservation of the right to a jury trial for injury victims and to modify the restrictive DC No Fault Law.
In 1997, he led an 80-member delegation from the National Bar Association to Africa, to discuss the rule of law in the emerging democracy of Ghana. That same year he conferred a conference on Online Racism that exposed the activities of white supremacy groups on the then new medium called the internet. He has received recognition for his years of service to the community with awards from the National Association of Black Women Attorneys, the Washington Bar Association, and Bar Association of the District of Columbia. He has also received more than eleven presidential awards from the National Bar Association.
Mr. Watters has also served on a variety of committees for many years, including being a fellow of the Americana Bar Association, as well as serving in the House of Delegates. Additionally, he has serviced on the Sole and Small Firm Practitioners, Legal Ethics, Professional Discipline and Government Affairs, and Medical Professional Liability. In the local courts, he has served on District of Columbia Bar committees and has been a practice monitor for lawyers in need for many years. Currently, he serves as chairman of the Advisory Committee on the selection of Magistrate Judges for the DC Superior Court. In 2010, Mr. Watters was voted trial lawyer of the year.
Personal Injury Experience:
Mr. Watters is a veteran trial attorney having tried dozens of cases to verdict in both the local and Federal Courts. He has recovered millions and millions of dollars for his clients. He has successfully recovered millions of dollars in wrongful death and medical malpractice cases. He has a long record of winning cases for injury victims. He has handed a wide variety of cases such as: rape and assault, legal and medical malpractice; car and truck accidents to name a few. In fact many people do not even realize they have a valid claim for money damages until calling Keith Watters.