Mikal Watts and Frank Guerra, partners and co-owners of Watts Guerra LLP, have combined to form one of the most successful firms. Watts Guerra LLP handles class-action lawsuits primarily, which can be very profitable due to their wide range of participants. Competitive markets such as
Watts Guerra’s most recent lawsuit is against Syngenta. Syngenta is accused of wrongfully lowering the market price of corn due to their genetically modified strains of corn. The firm represents over 19,000 claims in the Syngenta class-action case alone. When the market price of a good drops, competing enterprises without competitive advantages are unable to thrive. Damaging an agricultural good is especially harmful, not only to the businesses competing against Syngenta, but to corn farmers. The Honorable John W. Lungstrum is overseeing the litigation in the United States District Court of Kansas.
Mikal Watts, Partner and co-owner of Watts Guerra LLP, was the first attorney to file claims against Pradaxa for injuries and death. Pradaxa ended up paying $650 million to affected persons and families, proving Mikal Watts’ place in the upper echelon of lawyers in not only Texas, but the entire United States. Watts’ most successful lawsuit was against Firestone and Ford for faulty tires, which set precedents for other class-action lawsuits to follow. Guerra Watts was one of two firms who represented cases in the tort against Ford and Firestone.
Mr. Watts specializes in covering personal injury litigations. He is one of the best lawyers in the United States, and has earned numerous awards, including “Impact Player of the Year” from Texas Lawyer, one of the ten “most successful young litigators in America” by National Law Journal in 2002. Watts earned his undergraduate degree with High Honors from The University of Texas at Austin in only two years. Upon graduation, Mr. Watts served as Briefing Attorney for Honorable Thomas R. Phillips, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Texas, then worked at David L. Perry & Associates as an Associate Attorney, then earned the position of Partner. Mikal Watts founded Watts Guerra LLP in 1997, and has successfully served as Capital Partner for 18 years.