Hansell Watt

Firm: Coleman Talley LLP
Location: Valdosta - GA

  • 109 South Ashley Street
    Valdosta, GA 31601
  • Tel : (229) 671-8245
  • Fax : N/A

C. Hansell Watt, IV focuses his practice on civil litigation, including insurance defense, tort liability, premises liability, employment litigation, personal injury, professional negligence and malpractice, construction litigation, local government and municipal law, commercial and business litigation, and appellate litigation. Hansell also is a certified mediator specializing in mediating personal injury cases. He also serves as Assistant City Attorney for the City of Valdosta’s Municipal Court.

Hansell is a native of Thomasville, Georgia. He received his Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in 2000 from Rhodes College. He received his Juris Doctor (JD) degree (cum laude) from the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University in 2004. While at Mercer, Hansell was a member of the Law Review and Moot Court Board. After graduating from law school, Hansell was admitted to the State Bar of Georgia in 2004 and practiced law in Atlanta, Georgia with Troutman Sanders, LLP until 2006. Hansell also serves on the board of directors for a number of local non-profit organizations. In his free time, Hansell enjoys spending time outdoors with his family.

Hansell is Martindale-Hubbell Rated AV® Preeminent™.

Hansell was named as a “Rising Star” in 2013, 2014, and 2015 by Georgia’s Super Lawyers magazine, an honor achieved each year by less than three percent of Georgia attorneys under the age of forty.

Practice Areas

  • Appellate Litigation
  • Employment Law and Litigation
  • Governmental Practice
  • Insurance Defense and Coverage Disputes
  • Product Liability Litigation
  • Professional Negligence and Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Premises Liability
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Agricultural Law


  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Georgia Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia


Coleman Talley LLP

Coleman Talley has served clients for over eight decades on a firm foundation of trustworthiness and integrity. We are committed to providing innovative legal solutions and excellent, client-driven service. Our comprehensive knowledge and experience allows us to serve a variety of legal needs for businesses across numerous industries. We represent clients throughout the Southeastern United States from our three office locations in Atlanta and Valdosta, Georgia and Jacksonville, Florida.

Coleman Talley has been representing local governments since our founding partners began the firm’s representation of the City of Valdosta. With 50 years of combined experience, Coleman Talley’s government and municipalities group can provide a multitude of services to governmental entities. Our practice includes representation of local and state government, municipalities, development authorities, and school boards.