Michael J. Watson

Michael J. Watson is an experienced trial lawyer whose practice focuses on tort and commercial litigation in state and federal courts across Texas. His areas of expertise include personal injury defense, business and insurance disputes, including breach of contract and business torts, insurance coverage litigation and defense of professional negligence claims. In addition to his litigation practice, Mr. Watson regularly advises clients on insurance coverage and risk mitigation and has extensive experience in assisting clients in identifying and defending questionable or fraudulent claims. He has been awarded an AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating™ from Martindale-Hubbell®.


Martin, Disiere, Jefferson & Wisdom, L.L.P., December 2013 – present

Walker Sewell, L.L.P., June 2004 – December 2013

Sandbote & Waggoner, P.C., August 2001 – June 2004

Watson & Dressler, November 1998 – August 2001

Professional Affiliations

State Bar of Texas

Dallas Bar Association

American Bar Association

Texas Association of Defense Counsel

Member: International Association of Special Investigation Units

Member: North Texas Chapter of International Association of Special Investigation Units

Honors & Awards

Awarded AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating, Martindale-Hubbell

Order of the Lytae

South Texas Law Review


Presenter: “Prompt Payment of Claims and the Texas Insurance Code”

Presenter: “Investigating and Defending Arson Claims” North Texas IASIU – Insurance Fraud Seminar

Author: “When is it Bad Faith to Settle for Policy Limits?” Dallas Bar Association, Headnotes, Tort and Insurance Law

Seminars & Speaking Engagements

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Cypress Waters
9111 Cypress Waters Blvd
Suite 250
Dallas, TX 75019
T: 214-420-5526
F: 214-420-5501



South Texas College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1998

West Texas A&M University, B.S., magna cum laude, 1995