Jacquelyn Thomas Watts is an attorney in Atlanta's Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice Group. Ms. Watts handles complex commercial litigation matters in state and federal courts at the trial and appellate levels and in arbitration. She represents both plaintiffs and defendants, and her clients include corporations, limited liability companies, public utilities and individuals.
Ms. Watts focuses her practice on litigating high-stakes commercial contract disputes, including claims of breach of contract and breach of representations and warranties, as well as Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) matters. Ms. Watts routinely litigates business torts, with particular experience involving claims of fraud, tortious interference, breach of fiduciary duty, misappropriation of trade secrets and civil conspiracy. She has also worked on matters outside of commercial litigation, including property disputes involving easement and mineral rights, probate and constitutional law.
Ms. Watts' litigation experience encompasses research, drafting pleadings and discovery, deposing witnesses and substantial motion practice. She uses her knowledge and experience to think creatively and pragmatically about solutions to the unique issues presented in each case. Ms. Watts endeavors to work with her clients to create a strategy that meets both their short- and long-term goals.
Ms. Watts' notable representative matters include:
Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Ms. Watts practiced business litigation at a Florida law firm. She also served for two years as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Harvey E. Schlesinger of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. During law school, Ms. Watts served as editor-in-chief of the Florida State University Law Review.
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