Coleman Watson concentrates his practice on complex business litigation, assisting clients in both state and federal courts. Mr. Watson engages in all stages of case development and trial preparation, including drafting pleadings, motion practice, discovery and resolving discovery disputes. He has experience in a variety of matters, such as seeking the dismissal of actions under the Americans with Disabilities Act for lack of constitutional standing, bringing civil claims against a criminal enterprise under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act and defending Section 11 class action claims brought against a FORTUNE 500 company under the Securities Act of 1933.
A native of Georgia, Mr. Watson attended Georgia Tech as an undergrad and subsequently worked as an engineer in the architecture/construction industry for an Engineering News Record (ENR) Top 10 Design-Build Firm for four years before attending law school. While attending law school, Mr. Watson also worked for the American Express Company in the Intellectual Property Strategy Group, where he counseled the company on procuring patents in the wireless/mobile payment systems, eCommerce and business methods technologies. He ultimately attained a Juris Doctor, concentrating in Intellectual Property, and a Master of Laws in Financial Services, concentrating in Capital Markets.
Mr. Watson is a member of the State Bars of California, Florida and New York, as well as the Orange County, American and Federal Bar Associations.