Watson Pierre, Jr. is a second-generation Haitian immigrant born in Montreal, Canada and raised in New York, New York. Mr. Pierre graduated from Temple University with a Bachelor of Arts in business management and management information systems. Upon graduation, Mr. Pierre worked with Liberty Mutual Insurance and AIG as a claim specialist, focusing primarily on personal injury claims.
Mr. Pierre obtained his law degree from Thurgood Marshal School of Law in Houston, Texas, where he served as a member of Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity, Christian Legal Society, and National Association of Record Industry Professionals and President of the Sports and Entertainment Law Society. Mr. Pierre also participated in negotiation competitions with the James Douglas Board of Advocates and served as an inaugural member of the Thurgood Marshall Award winning litigation and trial advocacy program. Further, Mr. Pierre studied law internationally at the University of Rio de Janeiro in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and University of the Western Cape in Cape Town, South Africa.
Since his matriculation at Thurgood, Mr. Pierre has served as a legal consultant with Troutman Sanders LLP, Sullivan Cromwell, and Alston and Bird. Mr. Pierre is also a public speaker, writer, and self-educated graphic artist who remains deeply rooted in the Haitian community. He has lectured at various schools, churches, and legal events.
Mr. Pierre specializes in the areas of automobile negligence, medical negligence, premises liability, wrongful death, and real estate transactions. Mr. Pierre is admitted to practice in the State of Georgia and is a member of the Georgia Bar Association, Gates City Bar Association, The Metropolitan Black Bar Association, and Men of Gabwa.