Operating a business is tough enough when things are running smoothly.

Keeping up with regulations, employment law, commercial leases, orders and invoices, industry standards and marketplace trends are all familiar challenges to business owners and managers in Southern California. When legal issues such as damage claims or breach of contract lawsuits arise, the stresses and demands can be threatening and paralyzing.



Diminished business profitability and mounting legal fees are threats to the ongoing strength and security of a business. Hiring quality legal counsel is essential. Business law attorney Thomas C. Watts works closely with clients through all phases of litigation and dispute resolution, including:

  • Protecting a business's good name.
  • Devising promising strategies for resolving the dispute favorably.
  • Preparing a client for necessary steps such as filing motions, responding to motions or preparing for mediation or arbitration when applicable.
  • Educating a client, helping him or her be ready to make key decisions in a case such as whether to go to trial or resolve a matter without or before a trial.

On either side of a business dispute, the goal is to resolve the issue with a keen eye on the dollars that will appear at the bottom line and management of the risks that will inevitably arise.


To schedule a consultation with Southern California business lawyer Thomas C. Watts, call (714) 364-0100.

With offices located in Orange County, our law firm represents clients facing business-related issues throughout California.


Protecting Your Interests


A business law attorney on your side can be your strongest source of support during all phases of a dispute.


That attorney will help you take an objective and realistic look at the challenge. Thomas C. Watts, Inc., advises clients facing many challenges, disputes and conflicts, including:

  • Breach of contract
  • Problematic or failed contract negotiations.
  • Unfair business practices
  • Partnership or shareholder conflicts
  • Family succession challenges

Over the last twenty years, Tom Watts has earned his position as a trusted intermediary. He is particularly effective in resolving high conflict matters involving both traditional litigants as well as disputes between and among public groups and organizations. In 2005, Tom Watts was accepted as a full-time student into the prestigious Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine School of Law, earning a Master of Laws degree. A member of virtually all Court-Annexed settlement programs in the local area, He is also a mediation and arbitration panelist with IVAMS (Rancho Cucamonga).