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Watson & Smith, LLC is a general practice law firm located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. We specialize in regulatory matters before the State Oil and Gas Board. We also specialize in business transactions and provide a variety of consulting and legal services to businesses and individuals across west Alabama and beyond, including clients within banking, construction, transportation, mining, oil and gas exploration, production and development, and many other industry sectors.

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William T. Watson is a practicing attorney in Tuscaloosa, Alabama with 47 years of legal experience. Tom primarily represents companies and individuals in natural resources and regulatory matters, with extensive practice before the State Oil and Gas Board of Alabama. Tom is a member of the Executive Committee of the US Oil & Gas Association - Mississippi/Alabama Division; Board of Directors of the US Oil & Gas Association, Washington, D.C.; Member, Legal Committee, Interstate Oil & Gas Compact Commission; Permanent Oil & Gas Study Committee of the Alabama Legislature; Board Member, Coalbed Methane Association of Alabama; American Association of Petroleum Landmen; Tuscaloosa County and American Bar Associations; Alabama State Bar.

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Jeff has been providing advice and counsel to individuals and business clients in a wide array of matters for over twenty-five years. Along with providing general legal counsel to his clients, Jeff has a great deal of experience in litigating cases in both State and Federal court. He has tried cases before judges, juries, arbitrators and administrative hearing officers. Likewise, he has handled numerous appellate matters. He is also a certified mediator and has participated in scores of successful mediations. Jeff has also served as an Administrative Law Judge, and as a Deputy Attorney General for the State of Alabama, and as an Assistant District Attorney for the Tuscaloosa County District Attorney’s Office.

Due to his unique background and experience, Jeff has the ability to relate to his client’s particular needs and the wide range of legal issues that they face. Jeff is a first-generation college graduate and served four years on active duty in the U. S. Army prior to attending the University of Alabama. Jeff has lived in numerous parts of the country as well as abroad. He has also been involved in mission work both at home and abroad. As a result of those experiences, he has a sincere passion to use his God given gifts and talents to serve his clients.

Jeff’s practice primarily focuses on commercial and business-related litigation. However, he also assists individuals with personal injury, real estate, construction, employment, environmental, and other general legal matters. Jeff is also board certified in both in Civil Litigation and Civil Pretrial Litigation by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.

Contact Jeff today to schedule your consultation today and see if he can help you guide you through the legal issues you may be facing.

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Katie is a Tuscaloosa native with a passion for the people and businesses of Alabama. A recent graduate of The George Washington University Law School in Washington D.C., Katie Marie graduated with a specialization in Energy and Environmental Law. While in D.C. Katie Marie worked for the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers, assisting with cases at the United States Supreme Court and Federal Court of Appeals level addressing Fuel & Vehicle Mandates, Clean Air Act and Climate Litigation, Transportation & Infrastructure, and Regulatory Reform at the state and federal level, and was consistently involved with an array of federal agencies, including the EPA, SEC, DOE, and NHTSA. Katie Marie has spent time on Capitol Hill, working for Senator Richard Shelby, and is versed on every stage of the lawmaking process, from the Hill to the impacts it has on the everyday lives of the people. With experience in both large, national law firms, and small to medium sized firms, Katie Marie’s diverse experience in the legal field allows her to provide a unique experience to those in need of legal assistance. Katie Marie handles not only energy and environmental matters, but is well versed in construction law, employment law, civil litigation, and other general legal matters.

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DISCLAIMER: Everything displayed on this site shall be regarded as general information and in no way should it be interpreted as legal advice. You should contact an attorney directly regarding your own situation. Note that an attorney-client relationship will only be established after it's determined that there is no conflict of interest. No representation is made that the quality of the legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers.

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