Message from F. Watson Law, PLLC
Fran Watson will be closing her practice and is no longer accepting new clients. Thank you to everyone who has allowed Fran Watson to assist you with your matters.  

Attorney, Mediator, and Associate Municipal Court Judge

Fran Watson (Pronouns- she/her/hers) has been practicing law for over 13 years. She represents individuals and small business owners on a variety of issues including estate planning and probate, guardianship, contract and settlement negotiation, and commercial disputes.

Fran is also a certified mediator. As a mediator, Fran assists parties to come to their own resolution by helping them understand and focus on the important issues needed to reach such resolution.

Fran is committed to service. She has a passion for equality and believes everyone deserves a life of dignity, equal access, and fair treatment. She has served in leadership at the local, state, and national levels for organizations and committees whose missions align with those beliefs. Fran regularly speaks on panels and volunteers for legal organizations including the Houston Bar Association, Houston Volunteer Lawyers, and American Gateways.

In addition to her law practice, Fran serves as an Associate Municipal Court Judge for the City of Houston.

Thurgood Marshall School of Law at Texas Southern University
J.D., magna cum laude, 2009

University of Houston-Downtown
B.S. in Psychology, magna cum laude, 2005

Professional Credentials
Licensed Attorney, State of Texas
Associate Municipal Court Judge
Certified Mediator
Attorney ad Litem- Probate Court
Texas Notary 

U.S. District Court- Southern District of Texas

State Bar of Texas
Association of Women Attorneys
Greater Houston Black Chamber of Commerce
Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce
Houston Bar Association
Houston Lawyers Association
National Association of Women Judges
National Bar Association
Pro Bono College- State Bar of Texas
Stonewall Law Association of Greater Houston

Honors and Awards
College of Humanities and Social Sciences at UHD, Dean’s Award
Houston Bar Foundation, Outstanding Individual Contribution to the Houston Bar Association and  Houston Volunteer Lawyers
Houston Business Journal, 40 under 40 Honoree
HTUC, Champion Ally Award
NASW-Houston, Public Citizen of the Year Award
New Leaders Council, Mitch Draizin Advocacy Award
League of Women Voters of Houston, Rising Star Award
Lone Star Legal Aid, Pro Bono Award
Outsmart Magazine, Favorite Female LGBT Community Hero
PRIDE Houston, Female Grand Marshal
UHD Pre-Law Society, Mock Trial Coach Award of Appreciation