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Greenberg Traurig Adds Texas Supreme Court Rules Advisory Member Skip Watson

By on June 13, 2018 in Announcements

Charles “Skip” Watson has joined Greenberg Traurig, LLP as an appellate practice shareholder in its Austin office. Watson is a member of the Texas Supreme Court Rules Advisory Committee.

“We are excited to have Skip join our Appellate Practice. He is an accomplished board certified civil appellate specialist with an exceptional track record, particularly in the Texas Supreme Court,” said Dale Wainwright, chair of the Texas Appellate Practice. “Skip’s addition reflects our continuing commitment to appellate excellence that results in critical victories. Welcoming Skip to Greenberg Traurig further supports our commitment to clients in Texas and nationwide.”

In a release, the firm said Watson focuses his practice on high-stakes appeals in Texas. For nearly two decades, he has advised the Texas Supreme Court as an appointed member of its 50-member Rules Advisory Committee. The court unanimously adopted the Standards for Appellate Conduct drafted by the State Bar Appellate Section that Watson chaired.

The firm said he joins GT shareholder Elliot H. Scherker as one of fewer than 300 appellate attorneys nationally to be elected as a fellow in the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers. Watson currently chairs the Academy’s Federal Appellate Rules Committee.

“I am looking forward to joining Greenberg Traurig’s appellate and energy practices in Austin, working alongside some of the best practitioners in the profession,” Watson said. “The firm’s highly regarded attorneys, culture of collaboration, and strong presence in Texas are important to my clients. In turn, it is my goal to utilize my experience to further grow the practice here.”

“The addition of Skip to Greenberg Traurig’s Appellate team in Texas adds another four decades of appellate experience and an accomplished track record of client successes, as well as deepening Greenberg Traurig’s energy expertise. He is a great addition to our Texas Appellate Group and our National Appellate Practice,” Scherker, co-chair of the firm’s National Appellate Practice, said.