Skip Watson is one of 300 national appellate attorneys elected fellows in the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers. In 2019 he received the Justice Jack Pope Award for Professionalism from the Chief Justice of the Texas Supreme Court. For over two decades he has advised the Texas Supreme Court as an appointed member of its 50-member Rules Advisory Committee. The Court unanimously adopted the Standards for Appellate Conduct drafted by the State Bar Appellate Section committee Skip chaired.
Skip is Board Certified in Civil Appellate Law and Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.