James A. Watson  II - Colten  Watson Vincent Law Group P.C.

James A. Watson II

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2015
Phone: 703-277-9749

Mr. Watson was born in Terre Haute, Indiana, and grew up in Denver, Colorado. He currently resides in Arlington County, Virginia. Mr. Watson joined Surovell, Jackson, Colten & Dugan, P.C., in 1984, became a Principal in 1990, and served as the firm's President. In June 2002, Mr. Watson co-founded Colten Cummins Watson & Vincent P.C. and in June 2016, Colten | Watson | Vincent Law Group P.C. was founded.

Mr. Watson received his B.A. from Colgate University in 1972 and a Masters in Social Work from the University of Denver in 1978. He received his law degree from the George Mason University School of Law in 1984.

He was admitted to the Virginia Bar in 1984. He is licensed to practice before all Courts in the Commonwealth of Virginia, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

Mr. Watson is a Member of the Fairfax County Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the Virginia State Bar. He is a former member of the 5th District Disciplinary Committee for the Virginia State Bar and a current member of the Virginia State Bar Council representing the 19th Judicial Circuit. He has also received Martindale Hubbell’s top attorney rating of AV.

Mr. Watson practices primarily in the area of Family Law.


Colgate UniversityBA 1972University of DenverMS 1978George Mason UniversityJ.D. 1984

Office Location

3959 Pender Drive, Suite 200
Fairfax, VA 22030
United States

Practice Areas

Family Law

Other Information

Gender: Male