Clark Hill Attorney Linda Watson Appointed to State Bar of Michigan Standing Committee on Judicial Qualifications

Aug 29, 2007

BIRMINGHAM, MI – Clark Hill Attorney Linda M. Watson has been appointed to the State Bar of Michigan Standing Committee on Judicial Qualifications, effective October 1.  The Standing Committee on Judicial Qualifications evaluates candidates for appointment to judicial vacancies.   Appointed members serve two year terms.

Watson’s practice is devoted to representation of small to large privately-held business entities, as well as public corporations and entrepreneurs on various business and commercial subject matters.  Watson serves as Corporate Counsel for several companies in the automotive and technology industries.  In that capacity, she manages and provides counsel on various business, commercial and employment matters.

As a litigator, Watson has tried numerous complex commercial cases to verdict and is experienced in arbitration, facilitation and mediation.  Watson is a graduate of the National Trial Institute for Trial Advocacy, one of the leading institutions for intensive professional training in the art and skills of trial advocacy.

Watson was Managing Editor of Law Review while in law school, is a former Michigan Court of Appeals clerk to the Hon. Roman Gribbs, was a board member of the Automotive Women’s Alliance, founded a round table for in-house counsel, has written articles and is a frequent speaker for the Institute of Continuing Legal Education programs and for The Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants.   Watson serves as a member of The Oakland Circuit Court Committee, is on The State Bar Publications and Website Advisory Committee, and serves as a discovery master.

Watson earned her B.A. from Oakland University and her J.D., cum laude, from Michigan State University Detroit College of Law.