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Compassionate in the Office. Victorious in the Courtroom.

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J. Jeffrey Watson


While many attorneys, long into their careers, begin to become removed from the people they represent and consider it a job, I consider it my sole passion and privilege to fight injustices every day.

Jeff Watson advocates for clients in workers’ compensation, car accident, and premises liability cases, among other litigation matters. He is proud to stand up for those injured, focusing his practice on achieving great outcomes that result in client satisfaction. In 2018, he became certified as a specialist in the practice of workers' compensation law by the Pennsylvania Bar Association's Workers' Compensation Law Section as authorized by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

Before becoming a part of the team here at Handler, Henning & Rosenberg LLC, Jeff was a shareholder at a defense firm with 500+ attorneys. His practice there was dedicated to litigation and he was also an integral member of the Harrisburg Workers’ Compensation practice group recognized by U.S. News & World Report. This background makes Jeff extremely familiar with the inner workings of the insurance industry, further equipping him to assist his clients at Handler, Henning & Rosenberg LLC.

He was a founding partner in Hager & Watson, a Pittsburgh personal injury law firm. Now, Jeff serves as a key team member of Handler, Henning & Rosenberg LLC, providing dedicated and aggressive counsel to injury victims throughout Pennsylvania.

Jeff lives in Harrisburg with his wife and children, where he remains an active member in the community by regularly volunteering with several youth organizations. Some of his most rewarding work has been at the MDA Lock-Up fundraiser to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

"J. Jeffrey Watson, Esq. Specialist in the practice of workers’ compensation represented my Daughter in her case. Jeff was both clear and insightful in explaining what factors were and walked us through the process every step of the way. I was particularly impressed with his ability to retain and use the extended facts of the case as I shared them with him. When It came to speaking on behalf for my daughter in Court Jeff was right on. Combating lies and misrepresentations with truth. And isn't that what you want in a Lawyer? Thanks Jeff."
- Steven Bradley

Speaking Engagements

  • Handling the Workers’ Compensation Claim In Pennsylvania – Presenter
  • Social Media and Workers’ Compensation Update – Presenter
  • PA Workers’ Comp: The Written Job Offer – Presenter
  • Interplay Among the PA Workers’ Comp Act, ADA and FMLA – Presenter
  • Workers’ Comp and The Employer – Presenter
  • PA Workers Compensation Forms – Presenter
  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum

  • Dauphin County Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice
  • American Association for Justice

  • Bachelor of Arts University of Pittsburgh - University
    Pittsburgh , PA 1998
  • Juris Doctor Widener University - Graduate School
    Chester , PA 2003
  • Marshall Dennehey Defense Digest Shifting Burdens In The Aftermath Of A Disability Pension; No Window Shopping And Surfing For Jobs By Claimant 2009
  • Marshall Dennehey Defense Digest I Quit! And I Want Comp! 2014
  • Claims Management Beyond the Pestle and Mortar – Breaking Down the Trend Toward Compounded Medications 2015
Community Involvement

J. Jeffrey Watson regularly volunteers his time to help several youth organizations. Some of his most rewarding work has been at the MDA Lock-Up fundraiser to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association.