Jamie Hurst Watts

Jamie Hurst Watts
Jamie Hurst Watts

Contact Info

Practice areas:
Business Structure & Transactions
Estate Planning & Successions
Utilities: Energy & Telecommunications

Admitted to practice before:
All Louisiana State Courts
U.S. District Court for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana
U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

BS, Education, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
JD, Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge

Professional & Community Service:
Member, Louisiana State Bar Association, Chair, Public Utility Section (2013-2015)
Member, Baton Rouge Bar Association, Chair, Young Lawyers Section Council (2012)
Volunteer mentor, Transition into Practice program, Louisiana Bar Association
Member, Wex Malone American Inns of Court
Member, Women’s Energy Network–Southeast Louisiana Chapter
Member, Energy Bar Association
Board member, Manship Theatre, Shaw Center for the Arts, Baton Rouge
Classroom volunteer, Junior Achievement

In 2013, Jamie earned the Louisiana State Bar Association’s Outstanding Young Lawyer award and was included in the Baton Rouge Business Report’s “40 Under 40” for that year.  The following year, the Baton Rouge Area Chamber named her a member of its 2014 Leadership Class.  Jamie clerked for Long Law Firm during law school, and since joining the firm, her clients have included industrial users of electricity, a regional transmission organization, common carriers, telecommunications utilities, and the Louisiana Utilities Restoration Corporation. Jamie has more than a decade of experience representing clients before the Louisiana Public Service Commission for rate cases, change of control applications, and other matters.  She is a member of Long Law Firm’s Management Committee.