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Earl Watkins, Attorney at Law – Watkins Calcara, Law Firm, Great Bend, KS



Earl Watkins now, "Of Counsel," was in private practice from the time he left the United States Air Force Judge Advocate General Corps in 1977 until November, 2001. Mr. Watkins was instrumental in building the law firm from two lawyers with two staff members to eight lawyers with ten staff members. Mr. Watkins practiced primarily in the areas of utility law, estate planning, banking and commercial law.

In May, 2004 he was named President and Chief Executive Officer for Sunflower Electric Power Corporation, a position from which he retired January 2012.

Although now he does not actively practice law for the private client sector he still lends his years of valuable experience to the firm.

His philosophy still prevails that the success of the firm is directly related to the firm's unconditional dedication and commitment to providing quality professional service on a timely basis for a fair fee.

Special Distinctions

Order of the Coif, University of Kansas School of Law.

Professional Associations

Christian Legal Society; Kansas Bar Association; Served on Board of Western Fuels Association; Board of ACES Power Marketing; Board of the National Renewable Cooperative Organization; Board of the Kansas Chamber of Commerce.

Education and Bar Admissions

B.S. in Political Science, University of Kansas, 1971; J.D., University of Kansas, 1973. Admitted to practice in Kansas, 1973, United States District Court for the District of Kansas and the United States Supreme Court, 1975.