John F. Watson

John F. Watson: Attorney with Craig & Craig, LLC
  • Partner at Craig & Craig, LLC (11 Attorneys)
  • 1807 Broadway, P.O. Box 689, Mattoon, IL 61938-0689
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    4.7/5.0 (15)
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Biography

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).
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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
www.craiglaw.net
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:
1993
Admission:
1993, Illinois; 1999, U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois; 2005, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois; 2006, U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit; 1994, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Memberships:
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
ISLN:
914048013
Hobbies & interests:
Tuscola Community Foundation (Board Member, 2010-Present) http://www.tuscolafoundation.org; IDC Quarterly (Editorial Board, 2012-)
Payment Information:
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  • Peer Reviews

    • 4.7/5.0 (15)
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      4.6/5.0
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    • John F. Watson

      5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 07/16/14 in Civil Litigation on 07/16/14

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    • John F. Watson

      5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 07/14/14 in Appellate Practice on 07/14/14

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    • John F. Watson

      5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 07/14/14 in Civil Litigation on 07/14/14

      I've worked closely with John on an amicus brief filed in the Illinois Supreme Court. His legal analysis was invaluable to the project. He is an exceptional attorney.

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      I've worked closely with John on an amicus brief filed in the Illinois Supreme Court. His legal analysis was invaluable to the project. He is an exceptional attorney.

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    • John F. Watson

      5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 07/09/14 in Civil Litigation on 07/09/14

      Outstanding trial attorney. Highest ethical standards.

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      Outstanding trial attorney. Highest ethical standards.

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    • John F. Watson

      5.0/5.0 by a Member on 06/23/14 in Civil Litigation on 06/23/14

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        5.0/5.0
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    • John F. Watson

      5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 06/23/14 in Defense Litigation on 06/23/14

      • Legal Knowledge

        5.0/5.0
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        5.0/5.0
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    • John F. Watson

      5.0/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 06/23/14 in Litigation on 06/23/14

      I recently participated in a complex litigation matter with Attorney Watson. I was impressed with his skill and ability to understand the complex issues in the case.

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      I recently participated in a complex litigation matter with Attorney Watson. I was impressed with his skill and ability to understand the complex issues in the case.

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    • John F. Watson

      5.0/5.0 by a Associate on 05/10/14 in Patents on 05/10/14

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    • John F. Watson

      5.0/5.0 by a Associate on 05/10/14 in Personal Liability Defense on 05/10/14

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    • John F. Watson

      4.8/5.0 by a Principal on 11/09/13 in Civil Litigation on 11/09/13

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