Chris Watkins

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Chris Watkins

Education

  • University of Oklahoma College of Law, Norman, Oklahoma
    • J.D. - 2010
  • North Georgia College & State University
    • M.P.A - 2007
  • North Georgia College & State University
    • B.A. - 2004
    • Major: English

Practice Areas

  • Professional Malpractice
  • Business Torts
  • Catastrophic Personal Injury
  • Insurance Coverage Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia, 2010
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Georgia

Current Employment Position

  • Senior Associate

Biography

Chris joined Cheeley Law Group in April 2018 as a Senior Associate. Chris previously worked for a large international law firm with a practice focused on the representation of insurers in connection with professional liability claims made against architects, engineers, and other design professionals. He has extensive experience with premises liability, construction defect, and personal injury litigation. Chris also serves as a Major in the Georgia Army National Guard and currently is the Command Judge Advocate for the 78th Troop Command headquartered in Marietta, Georgia.

Chris is a Georgia native and a graduate of North Georgia College & State University where he earned a B.A. in English in 2004 and a Master of Public Administration in 2007. Following graduation from North Georgia, he attended the University of Oklahoma College of Law and graduated in 2010. 

Chris lives in Alpharetta with his wife, Shannon, and their daughter. He is an avid Braves fan and enjoys fishing.

Professional Associations

  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Attorneys Information Exchange Group
  • Forsyth County Bar Association
  • National Guard Association of Georgia
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars

Past Positions