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Richard C. Watters

Richard C. Watters practices civil litigation with an emphasis on plaintiffs’ catastrophic injuries, wrongful death, UM/UIM, product liability, and aviation accidents. He has completed over 97 civil jury trials to verdict in state and federal court, including 13 significant jury verdicts since 2000.


Mr. Watters was born and raised in Fresno, California. He was admitted to the California State Bar and the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California in 1974. He is also admitted to the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. District Court, Central District of California.

Mr. Watters received his bachelor’s degree, cum laude, and M.B.A. Degree from California State University, Fresno. He then received his J.D. Degree from the University of Santa Clara.

Professional and Community Activites

Mr. Watters is a member of the Fresno County and American Bar Associations, The State Bar of California, American Board of Trial Advocates (Advocate; Cal-ABOTA Co-Trial Lawyer of the Year 2006), International Society of Barristers (Fellow), American College of Trial Lawyers (Fellow), International Academy of Trial Lawyers (Fellow), and Patron Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.

Mr. Watters has been selected as a Northern California Super Lawyer every year since 2005 and been in the Top 100 12 times and Top 10 three times. Mr. Watters served as a sergeant in the California Air National Guard from 1966 to 1972. He is a speaker and panelist in the field of Plaintiff Civil Litigation. Mr. Watters is active in community activities and at St. John’s Cathedral.

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