Meet Guy Watts

Guy L. Watts II, Attorney and Mass Tort Litigator 

Guy L. Watts II, has a distinguished career spanning over two decades in the realm of civil and mass tort litigation. His extensive legal journey, bolstered by his academic foundations at Brown University and the University of Texas School of Law, has led to notable successes, particularly in automobile product liability. Guy’s national litigation experience includes significant cases against major automotive companies like Firestone, Michelin, and Ford.

His legal acumen is broad, encompassing areas such as banking fiduciary duty, combustible fertilizer storage, commercial vehicle activity, civil rights violations, private pollution control, commercial parking lot design, pesticide receptacle propulsion, war-zone convoy design, hands-free computing systems, commercial navigation-unit design, and utility-ignited wildfires, demonstrating his versatility and ability to navigate complex legal landscapes. Guy’s multifaceted interests and continual pursuit of knowledge across various domains have profoundly enriched his legal practice, providing him with a unique perspective and approach to each case.

Prior to embarking on his legal career, Guy’s dedication to community and youth empowerment was evident through his work with Teach for America and his authorship of “Keepin’ On,” an adolescent fiction novel. This varied background has contributed to his well-rounded character and deep understanding of the diverse issues he tackles in his legal work.

Determined Advocacy in Wildfire Litigation

In recent years, Guy Watts has emerged as a key advocate in Watts Law Firm’s wildfire litigation efforts, reflecting his deep commitment to justice for victims of environmental disasters. His involvement extends to pivotal cases such as the Camp Fires against PG&E, where his dedication contributed to significant legal victory of $13.5 billion in compensation for affected individuals. Guy’s role in the Archie Creek fire litigation, resulting in two substantial settlements of $250 million and $299 million, exemplifies his expertise in navigating complex environmental cases.

Guy’s strategic approach in high-profile cases like the Camp Fires and Archie Creek litigation showcases not just legal expertise, but also a profound understanding of the far-reaching impacts of these disasters. His advocacy goes beyond courtroom victories to encompass a broader mission of ensuring future safety measures and holding entities accountable for environmental stewardship.

Guy’s work in the ongoing litigation in Lahaina, Maui, further underscores this point. His hands-on approach, including on-the-ground observations and evidence gathering, demonstrates his commitment to uncovering the truth behind these catastrophic events. Guy’s legal strategies in these cases are not just about seeking compensation; they are about advocating for safer practices and preventing future disasters. His involvement in these high-profile cases exemplifies Watts Law Firm LLP’s mission to challenge powerful entities and protect those harmed by negligence and injustice.

Living in Austin with his family and pets, Guy balances his professional rigor with a passion for family and community. His dynamic career, marked by high-profile victories and a broad spectrum of legal expertise, exemplifies Watts Law Firm LLP’s commitment to challenging powerful entities and empowering those affected by negligence and injustice.

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Mikal Watts

Written on behalf of Mikal Watts, and reviewed by Watts Law Firm LLP

Mikal C. Watts is Board-Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and is a Martindale-Hubbel AV Rated Lawyer.