Scott C. Watson, Partner

Scott C. Watson has been a practicing attorney since 1981. Mr. Watson has successfully represented clients in matters of litigation, having a specialty in medical malpractice, products liability and premises liability. In addition to the numerous complex cases Mr. Watson has taken to trial, he has also written briefs for the appellate process and has successfully argued appeals before NYS First and Second Appellate Divisions.

Shortly after graduating law school, Mr. Watson had the distinction of clerking for the former Federal Judge, The Honorable Glenn Mencer, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In 1990, with over 30 years of combined litigation experience, Mr. Watson, along with Cliff Keller and Kevin O'Reilly, founded the law firm of Keller, O'Reilly and Watson. The firm has grown substantially since then and celebrated its 25th year of practice in 2015. Mr. Watson has been the president of the firm since its inception.

He is an annually invited speaker at the St. John's Law School continuing legal education program, an all day program where he educates lawyers in honing their litigation skills. Mr. Watson has tried high profile cases in all boroughs of NYC, as well as Nassau and Suffolk County. He has appeared in both the Southern and Eastern District Federal Court and is admitted to practice in all Courts as well as the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.

Mr. Watson earned his bachelor's degree from Macalester College, in St. Paul, MN in 1977 and his law degree from St. Johns University School of Law in 1981. Mr. Watson's longtime primary focus is in matters representing defendants in personal injury litigation. He is a relentless advocate who brings his unyielding ability to stand up for those individuals and corporations sued in such matters. Mr. Watson also brings to each case a work ethic that allows for the mastery of each matter as well as a compassion for his client and the circumstances. Mr. Watson is a member of the New York State Bar Association, the New York State Trial Lawyers Association and the Nassau County Bar Association.


The Attorneys of Keller, O'Reilly & Watson, P.C. assist Insurance Companies and Corporations with Litigation Defense in Nassau County, Suffolk County and the Greater New York City area including Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Bronx and Staten Island.

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