About Richard Watson Law, PLLC

I have practiced personal injury law in Durham since 1974, and in that time I have been recognized for the successful outcomes I have achieved for my clients. From 2004 to 2014, I was listed in "The Best Lawyers in America." From 2008 to 2016, I have been selected for inclusion in "Super Lawyers list."

After 35 years at Pulley Watson King & Lischer, in 2014 I went into solo practice, founding Richard Watson Law, PLLC. My firm focuses exclusively on personal injury law, with an emphasis on serious injuries, medical malpractice, dental malpractice and wrongful death.

As a solo practitioner, I am able to carefully select the cases I take. That means each of my clients has my full attention, and the full force of my legal knowledge and experience. At our first consultation, I will give you my honest assessment of your case — I only take cases that I believe in.

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An Active Member Of The Legal Community And The Local Community

Since the start of my career, I have been an active member of a number of legal associations, including:

  • The North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • The North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • The National Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • The National Advocates for Justice
  • The American Board of Trial Advocates
  • The Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • The Triangle Circle of Advocates

Although I have practiced law in Durham, North Carolina, for more than 40 years, I grew up in the small Eastern North Carolina town of Red Springs. After graduating from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, I spent three years in the U.S. Army, including a tour from 1969 to 1970 in Vietnam as a forward observer with the 199th Light Infantry Brigade.

In the Army, I received several honors, including:

  • Two Bronze Stars, awarded for meritorious service in a combat zone
  • Air Medal Award for airmobile assaults
  • An Army Commendation for Valor in combat

Outside of my legal practice, I am an active member of the Durham community. I am an ordained elder in the Westminster Presbyterian Church and the Stephen Ministry, and I enjoy a wide range of outdoor activities and spending time with family and friends. I regularly compete in triathlons throughout North Carolina, and I especially enjoy fly fishing, saltwater fishing, canoeing, sailing, and duck and bird hunting. I am a history buff, and I enjoy reading history and traveling.

Schedule A Consultation With A Skilled Personal Injury Attorney

If you need a personal injury lawyer, contact Richard Watson Law, PLLC. I will help you assess the strength of your case and explain how I can help. To speak with someone about your case, call me at 919-794-6965, or contact me by email. From my office in Durham, I work with personal injury victims throughout central North Carolina.