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Michelle Watson

Michelle Watson is a Managing Attorney at State Farm Insurance Companies, a Fortune 50 Company, where she is responsible for leading a department of attorneys and legal support personnel in the handling of litigation, compliance, property and casualty coverage issues and regulatory matters for the state of Texas.

Prior to her career with State Farm, Mrs. Watson gained experience in the Bankruptcy Division of the Department of Justice and clerked for a federal district judge of the Western District of Texas.  She simultaneously earned the degrees of Juris Doctor and Master of Business Administration from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio.  She is currently a member of the Austin Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel, the Corporate Counsel Women of Color, the State Bar of Texas, the Austin Bar Association and a former Executive Committee member of the United Way of Williamson County.  Mrs. Watson has recently earned the President’s Volunteer Service Award for her commitment and dedication to community service and received recognition as a member of Who’s Who Among Executives and Professional Women for the last three consecutive years.