Watts Guerra LLP

Our lawyers came to Watts Guerra from the best and largest defense firms, companies, prosecutors’ offices, and other plaintiffs’ firms. We’re experienced, having tried hundreds of lawsuits and represented hundreds of thousands of people.

Watts Guerra LLP is a true nationwide litigation practice. Our trial lawyers handle some of the largest cases nationally for catastrophic injury and death, product liability, commercial litigation, and mass torts.

We’ve beaten the largest and most powerful corporations in America, yielding substantial verdicts and settlements and, more importantly, greater consumer safety for everyone. For more information, contact us today.

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MIKAL WATTS

Founder Partner

Mikal Watts is a founding partner of WATTS GUERRA LLP, located in San Antonio, Texas and has decades of experience litigating complex mass tort cases involving defective products and corporate malfeasance. He is board certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, is a AV Rated Lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell, and has served on the Executive Committee for Texas Trial Lawyers Association (“TTLA”) and Attorneys Information Exchange Group (“AIEG”).

 

Mikal has been appointed to leadership positions in numerous MDLs. MDL courts also consistently appoint him to fashion the settlements of nationwide torts.  He has served on the Plaintiff Steering Committee (“PSC”) in In Re: FEMA Trailer Formaldehyde Products Liability Litigation, MDL 1873, In Re: Oil Spill by the Oil Rig “Deepwater Horizon” in the Gulf of Mexico (MDL 2179), In re: California North Bay Fires Cases (JCCP 4955) and In re: Valsartan N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) Contamination Products Liability Litigation (MDL 2875). 

 

In addition to prior membership on PSCs, Mikal has personally tried as lead trial counsel the “first in the nation” trial cases for major pharmaceutical and product liability litigations consolidated into MDLs. Collectively, Watts’ firm has achieved verdicts in excess of $1.6 billion, and recoveries for its clients exceeding $4 billion.

 

Recently, Watts’ firm negotiated a settlement for $13.5 billion on behalf of thousands of victims of the California wildfires. He also became the second attorney, and the first Texas attorney, to file litigation over JUUL vaping products teaming up with other prominent mass tort attorneys.

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ALICIA O’NEILL

Over the years, and in many state and federal courts, Alicia has successfully handled cases involving: mass torts, sexual assault and sexual harassment, harmful pharmaceuticals, personal injury, contract disputes, and fraud. 

DAVID MCLENDON

Attorney

David McLendon has worked with the best lawyers in the country on some of the nation’s most prominent mass tort litigations. His Multi-District Litigation (MDL) experience includes many high-profile cases, working with Watts Guerra, LLP and Judge appointed leadership to represent clients inMDL 1873 – In re: FEMA Formaldehyde Trailers, MDL 2179 – In re: BP Oil Spill, MDL 2187 – In re: C.R. Bard, Inc. Pelvic Repair System, MDL 2326 – In re: Boston Scientific Corp. Pelvic Repair System, MDL 2385 – In re: Pradaxa, MDL 2452 – In re: Incretins Mimetics, MDL 2591 – In re: Syngenta AG MIR 162 Corn, MDL 2592 – In re: Xarelto, MDL 2782 – In re: Ethicon Physiomesh, JCCP 4955 – In re: California North Bay Fire Cases, MDL 2875 – In re: Valsartan, MDL 2885 – In re: 3M Combat Arms Earplugs, MDL 2913 – In re JUUL Labs, Inc., and MDL 2927 – In re Zantac.

MEREDITH DRUKKER STRATIGOPOULOS

Attorney

Meredith Drukker Stratigopoulos attended law school at the University of Texas after completing her undergraduate degree from Texas Christian University. She focuses on helping plaintiffs in personal injury, mass tort, product liability, and commercial litigation.

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MICHAEL MURRAY

Attorney

Michael Murray is licensed to practice in Texas courts, the Supreme Court of the United States, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth, Sixth and Tenth Circuits, and the United States District Courts for the Northern, Southern Eastern and Western Districts of Texas. He is an appellate attorney who has extensive experience and education in advocating in trial and appellate courts on a wide range of legal matters.