Attorney Aaron Watson, President and Founder of The Watson Firm, was appointed to the Board of Overseers for his alumni, Stetson University College of Law. On the Board, Mr. Watson will advise the University's President and the Dean of the College of Law in their efforts to excel in the Law School's academic programs and the legal training of tomorrow's lawyers.
Established in 1900, Stetson College of Law is Florida's first school of law. It's highly regarded curriculum is recognized and ranked in the U.S. News and World Report as producing the #1 trial advocacy and #3 writing program in the nation. Stetson's College of Law graduates are deeply rooted in national and international lawyering, politics, and judicial appointments. It is alumni for Florida's most prominent legal professionals.
"I am so grateful to Stetson University College of Law," says Attorney Watson with pause and a reminiscent smile. "The professors, clinics, staff, and its alumni mentors educated me to think like a lawyer, to understand a lawyer's responsibility, and to pursue my dreams for social and legal justice. I am excited to pay that back with what I have learned as counsel; and to pay it forward in advising in programs that will assist our future lawyers in an ever changing legal landscape so we can serve together and promote justice to a higher level for everyone."
Attorney Watson has served as president for the Black Law Students Association at Stetson College of Law, interned with the United States Department of Justice, and volunteered with the Florida Attorney General's office. He was selected for the Stallworth Trial Team Award by faculty at Stetson, named to Who's Who Among American Universities & Colleges, and was inducted into The National Order of Barristers. Mr. Watson has served on the Board of Governors for the American Association for Justice and the Board of Directors for the Florida Justice Association. He currently serves as general counsel for The Englewood Baptist Church, a board member of The Watson Family Foundation, and he is a member of The Florida State Bar Grievance Committee.