I have served in different roles during my 30+ years of legal experience. My experience in the military, public, and private sector have given me a diverse range of experiences that allow me to represent clients with a high level of success. I have served as a Claims Officer, Defense Attorney, and Military Judge in the U.S. Army JAG Corps. In the public sector, I have served as a City Attorney and as an Assistant Prosecutor.
My legal experience covers all areas of law including family law, estate planning, wills and trusts, real estate, business and corporate law, as well as injury claims and criminal defense, including DWI and traffic violations. I am trained and certified as a Family Law Mediator.
My career as a trial lawyer in both civil and criminal cases is highly successful. I have represented numerous clients resulting in dismissals and "Not Guilty" verdicts in both felony and misdemeanor cases. I have represented clients who have been injured in car accidents, truck accidents, and slip and fall cases resulting in fair compensation for these injuries and damages.
I have also successfully helped clients secure a fair award for breach of contract, trespass, and assault cases.
Family and Personal
Mike WatkinsFamily has always been important to me and my wife, Marilyn. Our decision to move from Chillicothe to St. Charles County was the result of consideration for family. Marilyn’s mother currently lives in the St. Louis area and our move affords us the opportunity to spend more time with her. Our older son, Bryan and his family live in O’Fallon, MO and Blue Springs, MO is just a few hours down I-70 so we can spend time with our younger son, Chris, and his family.
I enjoy reading, golfing, and trout fishing as recreation but most of all I love to spend time with my grandchildren. (See picture) Marilyn and I have been married for over 42 years.
We are actively involved in our Church and community. In the past, I have been involved with Boy Scouts, the American Legion, and a whole host of sports teams....I even had the pleasure to coach my sons' baseball teams.
Professional Memberships - Past and Present
- Missouri Bar Association
- St. Charles County Bar
- National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
- National Lawyers Association
- Past President of the Livingston County Bar Association
- Speaker for the Missouri Bar, Solo & Small Firm Conference, and NBI National Business Institute
Community Involvement - Past and Present
- St. Louis Family Church
- Chambers of Commerce
- Lake St. Louis/Dardenne Prairie
- WingHaven Merchants Association
- American Legion
- Rotary - Former President
- SR (senior) Alliance of St. Charles County
Admissions - Past and Present
- All Trial and Appellate Courts in Missouri
- U.S. Court of Military Appeals
- U.S. District Court for the Western and Eastern District of Missouri
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