Saint Louis Attorney Albert Watkins has always been in news for taking notorious cases under his wings. The most recent being his representation for his client Jacob Chansley whose pictures got viral in Capitol Hill Riot.
Watkins is all set to defend Jacob famously known as QAnon Shamon. Previously, he has defended Central West End couple, Mark and Patricia McCloskey who were charged for pointing guns at marchers of Black Lives Matter.
Albert Watkins Age, Birthday, Parents, Siblings
Born in the year 1960 in St. Louis, Missouri as Albert Watkins is 60 years old now. But since his birthday remains unknown we are not sure, when will Albert celebrate his 61st birthday.
Although being born in Missouri, Albert’s family moved to New York when he was just a few days old. His father Albert G. Watkins was a Broadway actor who later went into sales and became an executive vice president at both Time Inc. and Condé Nast.
Albert grew up with four brothers and a sister among whom John Watkins and Nancy both are lawyers. Albert is the third child in the family. Because of his father’s work, the family had to travel a lot, they lived in midtown Manhattan, Texas, Chicago, Des Moines, and Philadelphia. Finally, the family settled in St. Louis.
As a kid, Albert was hyperactive and aggressive. He used to shout at kids, involved in fights. His mother and father used to give him few warnings, that’s it. However, his aggression can still be seen in a courtroom.
Albert Watkins Education
Albert studied at Laude Horton Watkins High School and graduated with high honors. At school, he was the president of his class and captain of the track and cross country teams. After graduating from school, Albert went with his British Girlfriend and her parents to visit Europe.
He applied to Brown University but he was rejected. He also applied to Georgetown University which also rejected him. Then, Albert attended St. Louis University and earned his BA in 1982. Watkins then enrolled in St. Louis University School of Law and received his JD in 1985.
He used to own a hot dog cart during his undergraduate studies and intended to become a banker. It was fate that wanted Albert to become a lawyer when he sat for the bar exam in place of his friend who went to Israel and couldn’t sit for the exam.
Albert Watkins Career Biography
After graduating from University, Albert started taking cases of his friends and relatives. He also took cases of the people who couldn’t afford to pay him. After a certain number of such cases, he and his friend Mark Kodner established their law firm in St.Louis in 1989 as Kodner Watkins Kloecker law firm.
Watkins is also the founding member of the Board of Directors of the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform. He is also a radio host hosting his eight-minute show aptly called Watkins Word.
Watkin’s remarkable recent cases are:
- When he represented the husband of the woman who had affair with Governor Eric Greitens. The case led to the downfall of the governor.
- He represented the wealthy St.Louis Couple Mark and Patricia McCloskey who is charged for pointing a gun at the Black Lives Matter marchers who arched their rally in the couple’s private property.
- And now he will be representing the QAnon Shaman
Representing Jacob A. Chansley “QAnon Shaman”
If you have watched the video of the Capitol Hill Riot, you would know the person with a horned hat on his head, tattooed arms, and a body with paint on his face. His name is Jacob Anthony Chansley aka Jake Angeli/QAnon Shaman as he believes in QAnon which is the conspiracy theory that suggests Trump is at war with a secret cabal of pedophiles.
The day after the riot, Jake surrendered himself to the police and stated he was in Capitol Hill because president Trump has called his fellow Americans to be present in Capitol Hill. He also claimed he hasn’t committed any violence. But Jacob was charged with civil disorder, obstruction of an official proceeding, disorderly conduct in a restricted building, and demonstrating in a Capitol building.
Jacob is 33 years old who has served for a short time in US Navy but was kicked out of the service. Watkins will be representing Jacob and defending him. He also stated that Trump should have granted pardon to Jacob because he was there in the first place on the calling of The President himself.
Albert Watkins Net Worth, Salary 2021
The long career of Albert has earned him popularity and it has also earned him a mass of fortune. Though in the beginning, Albert represented friends, relatives, and people with low income, later he opened his firm. He has then taken several high-profile cases which have earned him millions of dollars.
With the fortune he earned, Albert along with his wife Paige Watkins bought a 1907 home in St. Louis for about $975,000 in 2005 and renovated it.
Meanwhile, Albert Watkins salary isn’t revealed, however, Albert’s net worth is valued at a little over $3 Million as of 2021. And with growing experience and a thriving career ahead of him, Albert is still to add more to his net worth.
Albert Watkins Wife, Married, Children
Albert was married to his first wife Carolina Diaz-Silva whom he met in Lima Peru. From his first marriage, Albert has a daughter named Alexandria. However, 2 years after their marriage Albert and his former wife divorced. Meanwhile, they share joint custody of their daughter. The reason for the split was the vast age difference between Albert and his wife; as Albert was 32 at the time and Carolina only 17.
Albert now describes his first attempt at matrimony as
“the functional equivalent of Helen Keller with a rake on a golf course.”
Later in 1998, Watkins met his current wife Paige at Clayton Restaurant. Paige was 26 at the time and was the owner of a night club and coffeehouse while also tending bar at Clayton Restaurant. Paige was also a competitive swimmer standing at a height of 6ft. Watkins proposed to her the same day they met and after few months Paige said yes. Together, Albert and his current wife have 4 more children.
Albert Watkins Twitter, Facebook, Instagram
The 60-year-old lawyer is not active on any social media platforms. Be it Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram, Albert seeming has distanced himself from all the platforms. One reason for it could be a lack of interest and the other could be his busy professional schedule.
Quick Wiki Facts and Information on Albert Watkins
|Full Name/Real Name||Albert Shawe Watkins|
|Date of Birth/Birthday||1960|
|Parents||Albert G. Watkin|
|Siblings||John Watkins, Nancy, and 2 more siblings|
|Education(college/university)||St. Louis University School of Law|
|Children||5 children including daughter Alexandria|
|Net Worth||$3 Million|
|Hair color||Greyish White|