Mark V. Watts



Biloxi, MS






Mark V. Watts is a lifelong resident of Biloxi, Mississippi. A graduate of Mercy Cross High School in 1995, Mark lives in Biloxi with his wife Allison. Mark and Allison have three daughters and one son. Mark graduated from Mississippi State University in 1999 with B.A. in History, and the University of Mississippi School of Law in 2006. 

Prior to entering law school, Mark was a teacher at Mercy Cross High School in Biloxi for four years. In addition to teaching, Mark coached several sports; including varsity football, head varsity basketball and varsity baseball.

Prior to establishing Hornsby Watts, PLLC, Mark was an attorney at Phelps Dunbar, LLP for three years and Brown Buchanan for 1.5 years. While at Phelps Dunbar, his practice focused on general litigation, insurance defense and attorney malpractice defense.  At Brown Buchanan, Mark worked primarily on family law matters, personal injury cases, and general litigation. Today, Mark practices primarily in Chancery Court and focuses on divorce, child custody and property cases. Mark also performs numerous real estate closings for residential and commercial transactions.

Mark is a member of the Slavic Benevolent Association and Fatima Parish in Biloxi. He is active in the Harrison County Young Lawyers Association.

Mark V. Watts, born, Biloxi, Mississippi, 1976; admitted to Mississippi Bar in 2006, U. S. District Court Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit. Education: Mississippi State University (B.A. History, 1999), University of Mississippi (J. D. 2006). Member: Mississippi Bar, Harrison County Bar.


Areas Of Practice

  • Family Law (divorce and child custody)
  • Civil Litigation (general and personal injury)
  • Estate Probate
  • Wills and Estates
  • Municipal Law
  • Contract Law
  • Gaming Law
  • Corporate Litigation
  • Insurance

Bar Admissions

  • Mississippi, 2006
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Mississippi
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Mississippi
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit


  • University of Mississippi School of Law, Oxford, Mississippi
    • J.D. - 2006
  • Mississippi State University, Starkville, Mississippi
    • B.A. - 1999
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Major: History

Professional Associations And Memberships

  • Slavic Benevolent Association, Member
  • Harrison County Young Lawyers Association

Past Employment Positions

  • Phelps Dunbar, LLP
  • Brown, Buchanan, Sessoms, P.A.;