Jessica M. French Watson

2016-Jessica-M-French WatsonJessica M. French Watson

P: (828) 322-4663
F: (828) 322-2023

Areas of Concentration:
Small Claims
Powers of Attorney
Corporate Law
Landlord & Tenant Matters
Nonprofits and Church Organizations
Homeowners’ Associations (formation & governance)

Jessica’s practice focuses on business and corporate law with an emphasis on nonprofit governance and home owner associations.  Jessica deals in areas of general practice and strives to build relationships with every client while sharing in their journey.  Jessica joined Young, Morphis, Bach & Taylor in March of 2016 after she moved to Hickory.  When away from the office, Jessica enjoys spending time in the Word, being with her family, being outdoors, and exploring North Carolina.

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, 2015


  • Ave Maria School of Law, J.D. (magna cum laude), 2014
  • California State University, Chico, B.A., 2008

Awards & Recognitions

  • Editor In Chief of The Gavel, 2014
  • AMSL Pro Bono Service Award, 2015
  • Recipient of the Saint Thomas More for Academic Excellence at Ave Maria School of Law (2012-2015)

Professional and Community Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • 25th Judicial District Bar Association
  • Catawba County Bar Association
  • YMCA Catawba County, Director
  • Leadership Catawba Advisory Board


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