Dean Watts

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Dean Watts is Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He has been a TCDLA member since 1998, and practices criminal law in Nacogdoches, Texas. He can be reached at

Stories from Dean Watts

Small-Town Advice for the Big-City Lawyer
Thursday, December 12th, 2019

As a solo practitioner in Nacogdoches, I always enjoy seeing fellow criminal defense lawyers from out of town travel to the courthouse and defend the innocent accused (and occasionally a few guilty ones). It can also be quite entertaining to see how they handle practicing in a small town.

Privilege vs. Confidentiality
Thursday, May 5th, 2016

We’ve all been there. You’re set for trial, you get the State’s witness list, and a name seems vaguely familiar... and uh-oh, you’ve represented one of the witnesses before. And now the state intends to call him as a witness at trial, to testify against your current client.