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Duquesne University School of Law, J.D. (2008)

Duquesne University, BSBA (2005)

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Christopher J. Watson


Two PPG Place, Suite 400
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-5402
T: 800-243-5412
D: 412-281-7272
F: 888-811-7144

Christopher J. Watson is a shareholder of Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C. He concentrates his practice in health care law, medical malpractice defense, appellate practice, cyber insurance coverage, cybersecurity, insurance defense, and technology.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Watson served as a law clerk for a judge on the Pennsylvania Superior Court. Additionally, he practiced real property law for a local boutique law firm before joining a Pittsburgh firm practicing commercial and general civil litigation. Mr. Watson has also counseled financial institutions, public utilities, and other commercial entities in commercial office and retail space leasing, title disputes, land use and zoning issues, as well as in eminent domain issues.

Representative Matters:

  • Through dispositive motions, obtained dismissal on behalf of hospitals, construction contractors, and property owners/occupiers in general civil liability and professional liability cases
  • Successfully briefed and argued appeals before the Superior Court of Pennsylvania

Speaking Engagements:

  • "How Social Media Impacts a Civil Law Suit" (Co-Presenter), American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants – Pittsburgh Chapter Bi-Annual Conference, 11/2/2013

Admissions and Licenses:

  • Pennsylvania Bar Admission
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania


  • Allegheny County Bar Association (Environment & Energy Law Section, Real Property Section, and Young Lawyers Division)
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Westmoreland Bar Association (Young Lawyers Committee)

Community Involvement:

  • Serves as court-appointed Guardian ad Litem in multiple custody disputes (2012–present)
  • Allegheny County "Save Your Home" Mortgage Foreclosure Conciliation Program (Pro Bono Volunteer 2009–2012)


  • J.D., Duquesne University School of Law (2008), magna cum laude; Law Review (Executive Recent Decisions Editor)
  • B.S.B.A., Duquesne University (2005), cum laude, Economics