Timothy J. Watson

Attorney in Phoenix, AZ
Timothy Watson litigates cases for individuals, businesses and governmental entit1e focusing on commercial and insurance litigation. He deals with contract disputes, trade secrets, negligence, intentional torts, employment, and consumer fraud. In addition, he has handled appeals at the federal and state level. He has recovered significant amounts for secured and unsecured creditors in collection matters.

Tim has served as a judge Pro Tem for the Maricopa County Superior Court and serves as a panel arbitrator for the State Bar of Arizona Fee Arbitration Committee. He has also served as the chair of the Trial Practice Section of the State Bar of Arizona.

Tim is AV Preeminent rated by Martindale-Hubbell, representing the highest rating in legal ability and ethical standards.


Panel Speaker, Civility and Trial Advocacy, State Bar of Arizona, October, 2013
Author, The Long Arm of the Law: Lis Pendens on Arizona Property by Out-of-State Litigants, Real Estate Section Newsletter, State Bar of Arizona, Spring 2006
Co-author, Who is Picking Up the Tab? Indemnity Law in Arizona, e-Common Defense, Arizona Association of Defense Counsel, June 2004


Christian Legal Society, Phoenix Chapter (past president)
Christian Legal Aid (staff attorney)
Arizona Special Olympics (member volunteer)
Gilbert Christian Schools (board member)

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Peer Rating 4.9 of 5

Areas of Law

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Creditors' Rights
  • Litigation
  • Mediation
  • Personal Injury


Peer Rating


Overall Peer Rating

in Litigation, Commercial Law and Insurance
4.9 out of 5.0

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  • Meets very high criteria of general ethical standards
Posted by a Private Practice Attorney on 05/05/14
5.0 out of 5.0
Tim is a fine lawyer and very dependable.
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Posted by a Private Practice Attorney on 05/04/14
5.0 out of 5.0
One category not listed is integrity and professionalism. Mr. Watson is a person of high moral character and integrity. He doesn't allow others to drag him into the gutter and conducts himself with a high degree of professionalism.
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Posted by a Private Practice Attorney on 04/19/14
5.0 out of 5.0
Mr. Watson is a dependable, thoughtful, and ethical lawyer. Most of all, he is trustworthy and truly cares about justice.
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Posted by a Private Practice Attorney on 04/18/14
5.0 out of 5.0
Great, ethical and knowledgeable attorney.
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Posted by a Private Practice Attorney on 04/18/14
4.6 out of 5.0
Tim is a great attorney who adapts well to odd litigation situations. I worked with him when I was at Gust Rosenfeld and we worked well together on real estate litigation issues. I have referred cases to him since I moved to Flagstaff. He has a deep litigation background and picks up knowledge of new areas he is litigating in as such cases come up.
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Posted by a Private Practice Attorney on 04/18/14
5.0 out of 5.0
I have been on the same side and against Tim in litigation matters and always found him to be a man of his word. He practices with the highest standards of character and professionalism.
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Posted by a Private Practice Attorney on 04/18/14
4.2 out of 5.0
Mr. Watson is a respected and trusted member of the Phoenix legal community.
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Experience & Credentials



Admission Details

Admitted in 1998, Arizona and U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
1999, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Law School Attended

Regent University
Class of 1997

University Attended

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Class of 1994

Associations & Memberships

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS State Bar of Arizona (Executive Council member, Trial Practice Section)
State Bar of Arizona (member, Fee Arbitration Committee)
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Representative Cases

REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS: TWE Retirement v. Ream, 198 Ariz. App. 268, 8 P.3d 1182 (2000); Estate of J. Scott Gardner, Deceased v. Richardson, 230 Ariz. App. 329, 283 P.3d 676 (2012)

Contact Information




(602) 254-4878


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Office Information
Timothy J. Watson
 One E. Washington Street, Suite 1600,
Phoenix, AZ 85004-2553


Gust Rosenfeld P.L.C. (Phoenix, Arizona)

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