Meet Jon T. Givens

Attorney Jon T. Givens, Partner at Watts Law Firm LLP

Jon T. Givens, a distinguished partner at Watts Law Firm LLP, brings a wealth of litigation experience to our team. His educational achievements, marked by graduating with honors from Texas A&M University in 1986 and the University of Texas School of Law in 1989, reflect a strong and distinguished foundation in his field. His academic excellence was recognized through the prestigious Neiman Cup Award, and was further demonstrated during his internship with Justice Raul Gonzalez of the Texas Supreme Court.

Originally from Katy, Texas, Jon’s journey into the legal realm was influenced by his upbringing in a community then characterized by its modest size and agricultural significance. This unique background, coupled with his father’s role in the oil industry, shaped Jon’s early exposure to the complexities of both rural and industrial Texas. His summers spent working in the oil industry on the North Slope of Alaska during law school not only highlighted his work ethic but also his adaptability.

Jon’s professional tenure encompasses a significant period at Bankston, Gronning, and O’Hara in Anchorage, Alaska, where he delved into general civil litigation, handling a plethora of cases that underscored his capability to navigate diverse legal challenges. Jon holds licenses to practice law in Texas, Alaska, and Hawai’i.

Since joining his former mock trial partner Mikal Watts at his prior firm in 2015, initially as Of Counsel and now Partner, Jon has actively engaged in a wide spectrum of legal battles, including wildfire litigation, personal injury, product liability, mass tort litigation, agriculture law, and class action cases. His commitment to excellence in litigation is evident in his contributions to high-stakes cases, notably his involvement in representing 55,000 corn farmers in a landmark settlement.

Jon’s life in Alaska, enriched by his love for the outdoors, hunting, fishing, and adventurous pursuits like scuba diving and river floating, adds a distinctive dimension to his persona. These interests, alongside his professional achievements, mirror the diversity and depth of his character.

Jon Givens’ journey from a small Texas town to the forefront of legal advocacy in multiple states showcases his remarkable evolution as a legal professional. At Watts Law Firm LLP, he is not merely a partner but a testament to the firm’s dedication to excellence, diversity, and justice.

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.