City of South Lake Tahoe Appoints New City Attorney
The City of South Lake Tahoe is pleased to announce the appointment of Thomas Watson to serve as City Attorney. Mr. Watson’s first official day in the position will be July 8, 2013.
“Tom Watson was the obvious selection as our new City Attorney based on his extensive experience as City Attorney for the cities of Visalia, Porterville, Lindsay, Farmersville, Mendota and Woodlake.” “We are very pleased to have a highly qualified, experienced, and seasoned professional join our team and we welcome Tom to our city,” said City of South Lake Tahoe Mayor Tom Davis.
A graduate of Santa Clara University, Mr. Watson has served in numerous governmental capacities since 1989. A specialist in construction litigation, Mr. Watson joined the Fresno law firm of Kimble, MacMichael & Upton upon completion of an internship with the Ninth Circuit US Court of Appeals. After three years with KMU, Mr. Watson joined the Tulare County Counsel’s office, obtaining expertise in governmental construction and entitlements, which resulted in his serving as LAFCO counsel for the County.
In 2002, Mr. Watson left Tulare County to establish his current firm, Fike, Boranian & Watson. In 2005, Mr. Watson was appointed as a Judge Pro Tem for the Office of Administrative Services, a judicial arm of the State of California. Since 2008, Mr. Watson has served as the City Attorney for Mendota and has been Woodlake’s City Attorney for over 16 years.