Our Firm

We are Rooted in Albany, Georgia with a Rich History. Learn More About Us Below.

Our Mission

As a law firm offering a broad range of specialized legal services, Watson Spence makes it our mission to strive to provide the highest quality legal representation to our clients at reasonable rates while offering the attorneys and staff of the firm an opportunity to provide those services at the highest levels of competence and integrity. In so doing, we strive to achieve professional, personal and economic satisfaction for ourselves and our families. Accordingly, we make the following commitments.

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Putting Power Into the Community

Despite our broad range of clients, we commit ourselves to enriching and putting power into metropolitan Albany and Southwest Georgia. Our partners, associates and staff are involved in leadership positions in all aspects of the community, including charitable organizations, civic clubs, organizations for the arts, political parties, state and local Chambers of Commerce, local colleges, schools and schools boards, and area churches.

Albany is Home

To us, Albany is home. We believe that we must protect those who need us, be that a client…or simply our neighbor. What happens to our immediate environment directly affects us, and Watson Spence is committed to ensuring that Albany and southwest Georgia is a community that develops and prospers with us.


Our History

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An Office Over a Dress Shop

The firm was founded on March 1, 1948 by Stuart Watson and Paul Keenan in a three-room office over a dress shop on North Washington Street in downtown Albany. Today, we are still rooted in downtown Albany, but our reach extends well beyond our city's limits, as we provide specialized legal services throughout Georgia and our nation's and states' capitols before the legislative, judicial and executive branches of government. We provide legal power to large and small private corporations, governmental agencies, non-profits and individuals, including financial institutions, agribusinesses, product manufacturers, insurance companies, hospitals and other healthcare companies, transportation companies, professionals, professional associations, and estates.

Experience & Confidence

Our long history gives us the experience and confidence needed to provide innovative legal solutions suited to our clients’ diverse needs. Our core philosophy ensures that we leverage our knowledge and experience for the benefit of our clients as we continue the tradition of providing superior legal services.

To Our Clients

We pledge to build and maintain loyal and enduring relationships with our clients by providing effective legal services with a high level of personal attention to each client. We pledge to combine the benefits of our institutional and individual experience with a commitment to keep pace with, and anticipate, the needs of existing and potential clients.

To Our Firm

We pledge to build and maintain relationships with each other on a foundation of teamwork, mutual respect and dignity while working for our mutual economic success. We pledge to value our relationships with each other as we value our relationships with our clients.

To Our Community

We pledge to build and maintain a high quality of life for the citizens of our community through the application and utilization of our skills and training.

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To Our Profession

We pledge to build and maintain the greatest degree of professionalism in the practice of law through continuing legal education, adherence to the highest ethical principles and a commitment to the quality and success of the organized bar in order to serve you better.