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Joseph Watson

Joseph Watson



  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution

WSG Practice Industries


Tennessee, U.S.A.

A member of the firm’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution team, Joe Watson works with clients seeking to resolve business disputes in the most cost-effective way possible, whether in the courtroom or through alternative dispute resolution. Joe’s commercial litigation practice spans a broad variety of industries, and, he has been involved in matters for an array of clients. Joe represents real estate owners, developers and contractors in disputes related to construction defects and delays, payment disputes and construction lien issues. He has assisted banks and financial services institutions in disputes involving commercial and consumer financial arrangements. Joe’s experience also includes providing counsel to manufacturers in high-profile litigation ranging from ERISA class actions to lawsuits brought in opposition to the construction of manufacturing facilities. Additionally, Joe has assisted clients in conducting internal investigations and providing counsel related to employment issues.

Bar Admissions



J.D., with honors, University of Tennessee College of Law, 2011
B.A., with honors, Furman University, 2007
Areas of Practice

Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Professional Career

Professional Associations

Member, Nashville Bar Association
Member, Harry Phillips American Inn of Court

Professional Activities and Experience

Law Clerk to Hon. Justice Gary Wade, Tennessee Supreme Court, (Knoxville, TN)), 2011-2012
Graduate Assistant, University of Tennessee Football, Thornton Center (Knoxville, TN) 2010-2011
Prosecutorial Externship, U.S. Attorney’s Office (Knoxville, TN) 2010
Summer Associate, Gallivan, White & Boyd, PA (Greenville, SC) 2010
Summer Associate, Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP (Nashville, TN) 2010
Summer Associate, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC (Knoxville & Johnson City, TN) 2009
Executive Assistant, Akins Crisp Public Strategies (Knoxville, TN) 2008
Law Clerk, Steve Henry Law Office (Greeneville, SC) 2006

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