James W. Watkins, III, is an honors graduate of Georgia State University and a graduate of the University of Notre Dame Law School. He has earned both the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ designation and the ACCREDITED WEALTH MANAGEMENT ADVISOR(SM) designation from the College of Financial Planning.
Mr. Watkins is the Founder and CEO/Managing Member of InvestSense, LLC, an investment education firm that provides programs to individuals, pension plans, educational institutions and other groups on proven and effective wealth management strategies, including strategies for the accumulation, management, preservation/ protection, distribution and recovery of wealth.
Mr. Watkins is also the owner of The Watkins Law Firm. He has been an attorney since 1981 and is a member of the Fiduciary Section of the State Bar of Georgia. His career also includes serving as a compliance official with several national brokerage firms and as the director of financial planning quality of advice services for an international insurance corporation.
He has extensive experience in the areas of financial planning, asset protection, wealth management and preservation, fiduciary law and consulting, fiduciary oversight services, securities/investment law, estate planning and retirement planning.
Mr. Watkins is the owner of two blogs, "CommonSense InvestSense" (investsense.com) has useful information for individual investors and fiduciaries. "The Prudent Investment Advisor Rules" (iainsight.word press.com) provides information on best practices for investment advisors and professional fiduciaries. He has been quoted in various publications and on various online sites.