Attorney Linda Watson Joins Clark Hill PLC
– Linda M. Watson has joined Clark Hill PLC as a member with the Litigation Practice Group in the firm’s Birmingham office. Her practice is devoted to representation of small to large privately-held business entities, as well as public corporations and entrepreneurs on various subject matters, including contract disputes and business torts, employment law, trade secret violations, non-competition lawsuits, shareholder disputes, technology disputes, healthcare and probate litigation. Watson is of counsel to Kohn Associates, P.C., and serves as the firm’s litigator for intellectual property disputes.
In business litigation, Watson has tried numerous complex commercial cases to verdict and is experienced in arbitration, facilitation and mediation. 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.
In probate litigation, Watson handles complex trust and estate matters involving, among other things, will and trust contests, breach of fiduciary duties, mental incapacity, fraud, fee disputes, duress and undue influence.
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, past 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.