S. A. "Bud" Watson, Jr.

S. A. "Bud" Watson, Jr.: Attorney with Hornsby, Watson & Hornsby


Law Clerk, 23rd Judicial Circuit of Alabama, 1966-1967. Chief Assistant District Attorney, 1968-1972. Judge, 23rd Judicial Circuit, 1972-1987. Chairman, Judicial Orientation Commission for Alabama Supreme Court and Circuit Judges Association, 1981-1985. Chairman, Madison County Judicial Commission, 1979-1985. Faculty Advisor, National Judicial College, 1983. Faculty, Louisiana State University School of Law, Trial Advocacy Training Program. Appointed specially to Alabama Supreme Court, authored majority opinion in Mississippi Valley Title Co. v Hooper, 1997 WL 679268 (Ala., 1997). Special Judge, Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals, 1976.

Areas of Practice (11)

  • Complex Litigation
  • Trial Practice
  • Professional Liability
  • Head Injury
  • Commercial Vehicle Liability
  • Dog Bites
  • Deceptive Trade Practices
  • Breach of Contract
  • Contract Fraud
  • Manufacturers Liability
  • Nursing Home Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(256) 650-5500  Phone
(256) 650-5504  Fax
University Attended:
Harding University; University of Louisiana
Law School Attended:
University of Alabama School of Law, J.D., 1966
Year of First admission:
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama; U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama; 1967, Alabama
Alabama State Bar; Huntsville-Madison County Bar Association; American Judges Association; Alabama Trial Lawyers Association; Federal Bar Association; Million Dollar Advocates Forum.
Birth Information:
Hot Springs, Arkansas, July 11, 1942
Reported Cases:
Lindy Mfg. Co. v. 20th Century Marketing, 706 So.2d 1169 (Ala. 1997); Mississippi Valley Title Insurance Company v. Perry O. Hooper, Sr. (as Special Judge), 708 So. 2d (Ala. 1997); Carrol Harrison v. State (as Special Judge), 340 So. 2d 849 (Ala.Crim.App. 1976).
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