Hi, my name is Andrew G. Watters. I am a radically honest, category-defying polymath based in my hometown of San Mateo, California, USA. I have a law degree from U.C. Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco, a bachelor's degree from UCLA, and fifteen to twenty years of professional experience in multiple industries.
February 19, 2021 - HyperLaw This has been in the works for years. Formerly an instructional video course (along the lines of MasterClass) for lawyers, but I've decided to change the direction; it's going to be a legal advice and triage platform to help regular people with their legal problems instead. That is the area of greatest need, and it has a lot of potential.
February 3, 2021 - Opposing counsel neuroses I've released my latest opposing counsel personal conduct policy, which I have been developing for a number of years in connection with my law practice. This is ultimately a system for personal accountability, as well as one of the few things I can do to deter other lawyers from behaving badly and cluttering up my inbox with personal attacks or other unpleasantness. Few people realize that you can administratively block emails in Google Workspace, and I have taken that to its logical conclusion by blocking harassing communications from other lawyers, who get a bounce message just so they can't have the satisfaction of knowing I saw their message. Blocking harassing emails is entirely fair and completely justifiable, which is why I do it in selected cases (ends up being about 1% of opposing attorneys). I have a positive working relationship with most of my opposing counsel, so this is reserved for those rare situations in which the opposing lawyer demonstrates horrible and/or personality-disordered behavior. I plan to expand this with a "wall of shame" and/or rogues gallery in the near future. With my website getting thousands of visitors per month, the wall of shame will be a significant deterrent, I think.
January 19, 2021 - Slash update I'm very happy to announce the alpha release of Slash, an advanced law practice management and knowledge management system that I wrote. I am having a great time with this, including the HTML5 that I have resisted learning for years. Once you get in the zone, it's way easier to write something new in HTML5 from scratch than adapt legacy code (i.e., "spaghetti code"). Lattice™ multilevel group workspace is my signature feature, and it is turning out amazing (shown here with anonymized data):
IT consultant - network analysis, forensics, custom computer systems, cybersecurity audits, and other services with a deep bench of experts in this region.
Web application programmer - law practice management system and specialized task management/productivity software written from scratch by yours truly. If you're wondering how I have time to practice law while doing all these different things...this is how.
Warnings. These are products and services I strongly urge you not to use:
Dell UltraSharp 8K monitor - the ultimate workstation display, and perfect for editing 4K and 8K video. This product seemed promising, but it turned out to be defective in design and disappointing in reliability. Replaced twice under warranty and failed in less than a year each time. I am not only deleting this endorsement; I am also warning you against buying this product.
6x7 Networks, LLC - read about my roller coaster ride with 6x7 Networks and its erratic CEO, who I am suing for fraud.