SELECTED Professional/Community Activities


  • American Bar Association, Business Law Section, Business Bankruptcy Committee


  • Dallas Bar Association, Bankruptcy & Commercial Law Section


  • Missouri Bar Association


  • Texas Bar Association, Bankruptcy Section, Council Member


  • The Dallas Business Club


  • J.L. Turner Legal Association

Bar/Court Admissions


  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit


  • United States District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Western and Eastern Districts of Texas


  • United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas


  • State Courts of Texas


  • State Courts of Missouri



EDUCATION


  • J.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville (2003)


  • M.B.A., Finance, University of Tennessee, Knoxville (2003)


  • B.A., cum laude, Elon University (1999)

Clerkship


Judicial Law Clerk, United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Missouri (St. Louis, MO), The Honorable Kathy A. Surratt-States (2003-2007)

M. Jermaine Watson is the founding shareholder of M. J. Watson & Associates, P.C.  Mr. Watson primarily assists clients with matters related to commercial bankruptcies and creditors' rights.  Prior to founding the firm, Mr. Watson was an associate attorney in the Dallas office of a large Texas based law firm for nearly five years.  Mr. Watson has experience counseling commercial bankruptcy clients in the energy, healthcare, construction, transportation, and banking industries.  Although Mr. Watson's practice focuses primarily on chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganizations and commercial litigation, Mr. Watson also counsels small and mid-sized companies on general corporate matters and transactions. 


Mr. Watson also represents the constituencies and interests of public and private institutions in civil and labor/employment matters before state and federal courts and administrative tribunals.

M. J. Watson & Associates, P.C.

 

M. JERMAINE WATSON

A Boutique Law  Firm Representing the Legal Needs of Businesses, Entrepreneurs, and Institutions.

AWARDS/RECOGNITION


Texas Rising Star, 2014


SELECTED LEGAL EXPERIENCE


  • Served as counsel to a multimillion dollar healthcare company in an out of court distressed stock sale.


  • Served as counsel to a federal agency in a complex chapter 7 bankruptcy proceeding.


  • Served as counsel to a chapter 11 debtor in the successful sale of a multimillion dollar asset.


  • Served as counsel to an entrepreneur in the successful discharge of over $8 million in business debts.


  • Served as counsel to an entrepreneur in the successful discharge of over $1 million in business debts.


  • Served as counsel to an oil and gas operating company in its chapter 11 proceeding.


  • Served as counsel to a coal mining company in the successful sale of its assets in a chapter 11 proceeding.