Herman A. Watson III



Herman A. Watson III is a sixty-year-old trial lawyer, with over thirty years’ experience in the courtroom. I know that if you are looking for a criminal defense lawyer for yourself or a loved one, you are seeking results. Furthermore, if you do not have confidence in your lawyer, you will never have confidence in the results he obtains for you. I have taken the liberty, therefore, to include within this website some of the examples of results which I have been able to obtain in dozens, if not hundreds of cases. In addition to obtaining noteworthy outcomes at trial, I have negotiated hundreds of plea agreements, many of which have been remarkable in their own right. I also have a notable record of dismissals, as a result of search or confession challenges under the Fourth and Fifth Amendments. The cases cited on this site constitute what comes most readily to mind as I reflect on my career.

In addition to pursuing justice for my clients, I have worked hard to promote a justice model within our society which reflects what we are entitled to expect as a by-product of 6,000 years of civilization. I have served my profession and my community by fostering professionalism. I am a Founding Member of the Montana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and a former President of that organization. I am a full fellow of the American Board of Criminal Lawyers. I served as Chairman of the Criminal Section of the Montana State Bar for ten years. I am a Life Member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and a Provisional Member of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. I also co-founded the first drug treatment court in the state of Montana and I am a member of the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers.

I have on occasion, served as an expert witness in federal court on criminal defense matters. Over the course of the last several years, I have published in the area of criminal law, and I have spoken at a number of seminars pertaining to criminal law matters.

Fees: Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types: Cash, Check

Contact info
Watson Law Offices, P.C.424 E Main St Ste 203 A
Bozeman, MT, 59715-4735

Office (406) 577-8121

License
State Status Acquired Updated
MT Active 1992 07/16/2015
GA Inactive Member in Good Standing 1984 07/15/2016

Awards
Award name Grantor Date granted
Client Rating Martindale-Hubbell 2015
Atticus Finch Award Criminal Justice Award NAACP 1991
Outstanding Pro Bono Legal Assistance State of Georgia 1988

Work experience
Title Company name Duration
Owner Watson Law, P.C. 2015 – Present

Speaking engagements
Conference name Title Date
International Annual Conference Application of Forensic Science to Sex Cases 1999
Montana State Bar Office Management N/A
Montana State Bar Expert Witness N/A
Montana State Bar Death Penalty N/A
Montana State Bar Ethics N/A
American Society of General Surgeons Seminar Speaker N/A
American Academy of Forensic Sciences Seminar Speaker N/A

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