A lifelong resident of Muskingum County, Watson was admitted to the State of Ohio Bar in 1983, the U.S. Federal Court for the Southern District of Ohio in 1985 and the U. S. Tax Court in 1992. Watson attended Ohio State University and graduated in 1980 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree, majoring in Political Science and a minor in Economics. Watson then attended the University of Cincinnati College of Law and graduated in 1983. While in law school, he was awarded the Order of Barristers, competed on the University of Cincinnati National Moot Court Team, served as an Editor for the Moot Court Program and as a Co-Director of the University of Cincinnati Moot Court Competition.
Watson has been very involved in local volunteer boards for area agencies and organizations. He is Past President of the Zanesville Rotary Club, The Zanesville Downtown Association, The Alfred S. Carr Center, The Zanesville Quarterback Club, The Bishop Rosecrans School Board, The Rosecrans High School Athletic Boosters and the Bethesda Hospital Foundation. He has served as a Deacon and Elder at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Zanesville. Watson has also served on the Board of Directors of the Zanesville-Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce, The American Red Cross and the Genesis Healthcare Foundation.
Watson is a member of the Muskingum County Bar Association (Past President), The Ohio State Bar Association, and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (National organization and the Ohio Chapter). He is a member of the Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law Section of the Ohio State Bar Association and an appointed member of the Estate Planning Trust and Probate Council of the Ohio State Bar Association.
Watson has received the Genesis Community Service Award: two State Awards from The Ohio High School Athletic Association for Exemplary Service and Contribution; the Zanesville Downtown Association Outstanding Downtown Volunteer Award; and the Commitment to Excellence and James E. West Fellow Awards of The Boy Scouts of America for outstanding contributions to the community.
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