Mr. Watkins was born and raised in the City of Waynesboro and returned to Waynesboro in 1973 to practice law. He associated with Allen & Dalton and became a partner of the firm in 1975. Their firm merged with Charles L. Ricketts, III and Timothy C. Carwile in 1987 to form Allen & Carwile, P.C.

Mr. Watkins’ practice focuses primarily on commercial real estate transactions and complex estate planning and administration. He also engages in a full service business practice, which includes business planning, drafting, and litigation work.

Mr. Watkins holds an AV Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review RatingTM.

Place of Birth

  • Waynesboro, Virginia, 1948


  • T.C. Williams School of Law of the University of Richmond, Richmond, Virginia, J.D., 1973, Law Review, Delta Theta Phi
  • University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, B.A., History, 1970


  • Virginia Supreme Court, 1973
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western District of Virginia
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit

Professional Associations and Activities

  • Augusta County Bar Association (President, 1992-1993)
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Virginia State Bar
  • American Bar Association
  • General Counsel, Waynesboro School Board (1975-Present) General Counsel, DuPont Community Credit Union
  • Commissioner in Chancery (1983-Present)
  • Blue Ridge Legal Services, Inc. (Co-Founder, First President)
  • Blue Ridge Community College, Instructor Banking Law Applications

Civic Involvement

  • The Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge (Board Chairman, 2008)
  • First Presbyterian Church (Deacon, Elder, Church Treasurer)
  • Wachovia and Jefferson National Bank Advisory Boards
  • Augusta Health Care, Inc. Board of Directors (1995-2005)
  • Blue Ridge Community College Board (1994-2002)
  • Waynesboro Rotary Club (President 1989-1990)
  • Salvation Army Advisory Board (President, 1985-1987)
  • Vector Industries, Inc. (President, 1979-1980)
  • Boy Scouts of America (District Chairman, 1975-1977)

Practice Areas

  • Real Estate
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Estate Planning
  • Business Planning and Litigation