John F. Watson

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  • Partner at Craig & Craig, LLC (11 Attorneys)
  • 1807 Broadway, P.O. Box 689, Mattoon, IL 61938-0689
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The John Marshall Law Review, Member, 1991-1993, Associate Leads Editor, 1992-1993; John Marshall Moot Court Saul Lefkowitz Trademark Competition, 1993. Author: "The Cause, Effect and Constitutional Consequence of Unequal Funding: Public Education in Illinois," 26 J. Marshall Law Rev. 399 (1993); "Illinois Tort Law Update," Illinois Defense Counsel Seminar, Fall 2001; "Third-Party Practice, Supplement" published by The Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Chapter 10S (2006); "Third-Party Practice," Chapter 10, Illinois Civil Practice: Opening the Case (IICLE 2009); Co-Author, "The Medical Peer Review Privilege: Illustrative Cases of the Public Policy Supporting the Privilege and a Practical Approach to Presenting the Case for Protection," 46 Tort Trial & Ins. Prac. L. J. 95 (2011); Author, "Judicial Selection: A Discussion of Elective and Appointed Systems in Light of Current Developments in the Law," 21 IDC Quarterly J. 37 (2011).

Areas of Practice (4)

  • Civil Litigation
  • Insurance Coverage Litigation
  • Intellectual Property
  • Criminal Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
217-234-6481  Phone
217-234-6486  Fax
University Attended:
Bradley University, B.S., Mechanical Engineering, 1990
Law School Attended:
John Marshall Law School, J.D., with honors, 1993
Year of First Admission:
2005, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois; 1994, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office; 1999, U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois; 2006, U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit; 1993, Illinois
Coles-Cumberland Bar Association (Secretary-Treasurer, 2001- 2004), Illinois State and American Bar Associations; Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel: (Fall Seminar Committee, 2006-2010, Chair 2010; Amicus Committee, 2012-; Municipal Law Committee, 2012-); The Bar Association of the Central and Southern Federal Districts of Illinois (Member, Communications Committee, 2002-2006).
Birth Information:
Oak Lawn, Illinois, July 7, 1967
Hobbies & interests:
Tuscola Community Foundation (Board Member, 2010-Present); IDC Quarterly (Editorial Board, 2012-)
Payment Information:
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available

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Mattoon, Illinois

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