Daniel P. Watkins


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Daniel joined Clare Locke as an Associate in 2016. His practice is dedicated to complex commercial litigation and protecting clients facing unfair reputational attacks. Daniel has litigated matters before judges across the country. He has managed all aspects of trial from start to finish, including taking and defending depositions, arguing motions, jury selection, examining witnesses, drafting appellate briefs, and arguing appeals.

For his work, Mr. Watkins has been featured in a number of national and international publications, including The New York TimesGood Morning AmericaVanity FairThe Washington Post and The Guardian. In both 2016 and 2017, Daniel was named a “Rising Star” by Virginia Super Lawyers magazine. Daniel’s pro bono practice is active, and he regularly represents indigent individuals who could not otherwise afford legal representation.

  • Commonwealth of Virginia
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia.


University of Virginia School of Law, J.D.


Associate, Williams Mullen, 2012-2016