John Watson is the founder and managing member of Watson Legal, PLLC. Mr. Watson grew up in Eastern, NC and is a graduate of New Bern High School. He attended East Carolina University and, later, Elon University’s School of Law. He began his practice in Greensboro, NC before continuing his legal career in South Florida as corporate counsel for a large international corporation. He moved home to Eastern North Carolina in late 2013. Mr. Watson is a general practitioner with experience in several areas of law.

In his spare time, Mr. Watson enjoys boating, golf, travel, coaching youth soccer, and spending time with his beautiful wife, Tracy, their daughter, Ridley, and their two dogs (and firm mascots) Rigby and Maxwell Edison.

910-367-5074 (phone)
910-354-2133 (fax)


East Carolina University – Bachelors of Science (Economics), 2004
Elon University School of Law – Juris Doctor, 2010

Community Involvement

Jamestown Youth League, Jamestown NC 2003-2010
Greensboro Youth Soccer Association, Greensboro, NC 2010-2013
Onslow County Soccer Association 2013-2015
Jacksonville Area Soccer Association 2015-present

Professional Associations

American Bar Association
North Carolina Bar Association
Florida Bar Association

Areas of Practice

Real Property Transactions
Business Formations
Estate Planning & Administration
Traffic Defense

Other Licenses & Experience

North Carolina Life and Health Insurance License
North Carolina Property and Casualty Insurance License
FINRA Series 6 & 63 securities registrations