W. Brooks Watson, Sr. is a founding partner of the law firm of Watson, McMillin & Street, LLP, which opened its doors in September of 2000. He is also a founding partner of Marathon Title Co., LLC which began in April of 2011.
Brooks received a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Louisiana State University in 1983. Thereafter, in 1986 he received a Juris Doctorate from Tulane University and was admitted to the Louisiana Bar that same year. After receiving his Juris Doctorate he spent another year in Boston where he received a Masters of Laws in Taxation from Boston University in 1987. Brooks began the practice of law in Monroe, Louisiana in June, 1987.
His legal practice areas include Real Estate Transactions, Loan Closings, Estate Planning, Successions and Trusts, Banking, Mergers and Acquisitions, Taxation, and general Business/Corporate law.
He is a member of the Fourth Judicial District Bar Association, Louisiana State Bar Association, American Bar Association, American College of Mortgage Attorneys, and a member of the Louisiana Bank Counsel. In the Louisiana Bar Association, he is a member of the Trusts and Estates Section as well as the Taxation Section. Brooks served as President of the Louisiana Bar Association, Section of Taxation in 1998-1999. He is also certified by the Louisiana Bar Association as a Tax Law Specialist, as well as an Estate Planning and Administration Specialist.
In his community and the surrounding area, Brooks has participated in and held numerous board positions in civic and charitable organizations such as the United Way, American Red Cross, Monroe Chamber of Commerce, Lotus Club, Bayou Desiard Country Club and the Rotary Club.
Brooks is married to Karen Williams Watson and they have three children, Anna Kate, Allie and Will.