Nathan Graydon Watkins
Areas Of Law
- Corporate Law
- Business Start-Ups
- Personal Injury
- Automobile Accidents
- Product Liability
- Real Estate
- Title Insurance Law
- Admitted in 1980, Alabama
- 1981, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama
- 1985, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama
Law School Attended
- University of Alabama, 1980, J.D.
- University of Alabama, 1974, B.S.
Born in 1928
Meridian, Mississippi, October 25, 1952–>
Associations & Memberships
- Seventeenth Judicial Circuit (Vice President, 1987
- President, 1988) Association
- Alabama State Bar
- Alabama Association of Bond Issuers
- Alabama Law Institute
- Alabama Association of Municipal Attorneys
Nathan G. Watkins, Jr. [email protected]
Born 10/25/52 in Meridian, Mississippi. University of Alabama 1974 (B.S.) (Phi Eta Sigma honorary fraternity); University of Alabama School of Law 1980 (J.D.) (Member, Journal of the Legal Profession). City Attorney: Livingston, Alabama (1980-Present); York, Alabama (2002-2008); Emelle, Alabama (2000-Present). Special Assistant Attorney General (1989-2002). Assistant District Attorney, 17th Judicial Circuit (2002-Present).
Practice: Nat has been involved in many areas of practice, including the national class action involving polybutylene piping used in mobile homes, which was settled in Greene County, Alabama (Spencer v. Shell Oil, et al.); mass toxic tort cases in Greene County, Alabama (McLelland, et al. v. Burlington Northern, et al.) and Marengo County, Alabama (Allen, et al. v. Cemex, et al.), as well as numerous personal injury cases, both as local counsel and as lead counsel. He served as local counsel for Mary Maude Hobbs in the case Hobbs v. Dixie Oil, working with William Utsey, Kit Belt and Robert Turner. Nat participated in the trial and struck the jury that returned a Sumter County record verdict of $5,000,000 in favor of Ms. Hobbs for damage to her home and grounds due to gas leaking from improper piping at a Dixie Oil station adjacent to her home. Nat served as lead counsel representing his client, Mary Alice Foy, in the case of Foy v. Dollar General, a slip and fall case with medicals of approximately $5,000, which resulted in a jury verdict in favor of Ms. Foy in the amount of $500,000 compensatory damages and $250,000 punitive damages, a verdict that was affirmed without opinion by the Alabama Supreme Court. In the case of Bias v. WalMart, Nat obtained a jury verdict of $100,000 for malicious prosecution. Nat served as local counsel with Lee Pittman and Kit Belt in Greene County in the case of Johnson v. Norfolk Southern, which resulted in a jury verdict for their client of $750,000. Nat has participated in numerous cases resulting in substantial settlements for his clients, many of which are confidential.
Member: University of West Alabama Board of Trustees (2002-2005); Alabama Law Institute (2000-Present): Alabama Association of Municipal Attorneys; Alabama Association of Bond Issuers Counsel. Ex officio member: Utilities Board of the City of Livingston; Industrial Development Board of the City of Livingston; Bank of York Board of Directors.
Agent: First American Title Insurance Company.
Approved Closing Agent: Regions Bank; Regions Mortgage; West Alabama Bank & Trust; Bank of York; Robertson Bank; BankTrust; First Federal Bank; First South PCA; Federal Land Bank; Wells Fargo; Countrywide.
Representative Clients: Mannington Mills, Inc.; Prystup Packaging Products, Inc.; JMK Twine, Inc.; Southwest Paper Sales, Inc.; J.M. Huber Corporation; ForestVision Corporation; Econ Sand and Gravel, LLC; Utilities Board of the City of Livingston, Alabama; Industrial Board of the City of Livingston, Alabama; Sumter Farm & Stock Company, Inc.; WSW, LLC; Southern Oil Company, Inc.; Southern Sportsman, Inc.; Larkin Oil Company, Inc.; Larkin Properties, LLC; Sweet Apple Farms, LLC; Vital Care, Inc.
Martindale Hubbell Rating: A/V
Abston v. Estate of Abston, 973 So.2d 1068 (Ala. Civ. App. 2007)
Dial v. Bond, 849 So.2d 189 (Ala. Civ. App. 2002)
Ford Motor Co. v. Rice, 726 So.2d 626 (1998)
Cupps v. Pruitt, 694 So.2d 1346 (Ala. Civ. App. 1996)
Kuruvilla v. Red Bay Hospital, 497 So.2d 829 (Ala. Civ. App. 1986)
Washington v. Walton, 423 So.2d 176 (1982)
Moss v. Moss, 416 So.2d 1068 (1982)
Crockett v. City of Livingston, 469 So.2d 1365 (Ala. Crim. App. 1985)