Attorney, Grant Watson was born in Greenville, South Carolina and moved to Fernandina Beach, Florida shortly thereafter.  Mr. Watson attended Fernandina Beach High School where he graduated with honors in 1999 and was awarded a Florida Merit Scholarship for his academic achievment.  After graduating from Fernandina Beach High School, Mr. Watson moved to Orlando, Florida and attended the University of Central Florida.  After completing his studies at the University of Central Florida in only three years, Mr. Watson graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Legal Studies and a minor in Criminal Justice.  Mr. Watson was also a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society as well as the National Society of Collegiate Scholars while at the University of Central Florida.  Mr. Watson then attended law school at the University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law where he graduated in December, 2005.  In addition to earning his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Florida, Mr. Watson also earned a Certificate in Environmental and Land Use Law from the University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law, as well as a Certificate of Completion for the University of Florida and University of Costa Rica Joint Program in Comparative and International Environmental Law.  Mr. Watson also helped develop local legislation in Bradenton Beach, Florida for the adoption of a mooring plan for the City's waterfront area, and presented plans for a similar project to the City of Punta Gorda, Florida while studying in the University of Florida College of Law, Conservation Clinic.  

 

Mr. Watson remained in Gainesville, Florida after graduating from law school and worked as a Research Assistant for Professor Thomas T. Ankersen, Director of the University of Florida College of Law Conservation Clinic.  Mr. Watson's work with Professor Ankersen focussed on research and anaylsis of legislation impacting commercial and recreational waterfront properties in the state of Florida.  At the conclusion of his research, Mr. Watson jointly published an article with Professor Ankersen through the National Sea Grant Law Center at the University of Mississippi detailing issues negatively affecting Florida's commercial and recreational waterfront properties.  Mr. Watson then moved to Tavares, Florida where he worked with the Law Firm of Williams, Smith & Summers, P.A. for seven years, practicing general civil law and litigation.  During his time with Williams, Smith & Summers, P.A., Mr. Watson served a variety of clients in transactional and litigation matters relating to real property, landlord-tenant, contracts, construction liens, homeowners' association liens, condominium association liens, contracts, foreclosure, creditor-debtor, wills, corporate formation, local government and family law.  Mr. Watson also graduated from the Leadership Lake County Class of 2008, and served as the President of the Young Lawyers Division of the Lake County Bar Association in 2011.  


After leaving Williams, Smith & Summers, P.A., in early June, 2013, Mr. Watson relocated his practice to Mount Dora, Florida and formed The Watson Law Firm, P.A., where he continues to serve clients throughout Central Florida and beyond in a wide range of civil law transactional and litigation matters.  Mr. Watson is admitted to the Florida Bar as well as the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida.  Mr. Watson has been married to his beautiful wife since 2007, and resides with her in Sorrento, Florida.