JOSEPH WATSON

Partner

Joseph Watson

Excels at resolving construction disputes

A member of the firm's Litigation & Dispute Resolution team, Joe Watson's commercial litigation practice is focused on construction-related issues for a broad range of clients. In his construction practice, Joe assists clients in resolving commercial construction disputes in the most cost-effective way possible, whether in the courtroom or through alternative dispute resolution.

By working closely with his clients and learning the issues that are most important and valuable to them, Joe is able to efficiently and pragmatically resolve disputes, so clients can focus on their day-to-day operations. 

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Joseph's Related Experience

Developer sues environmental professional in case of negligence claims

Represented a developer in suing an environmental professional on the basis of professional negligence and breach of contract claims related to disturbed wetlands during a residential construction project. Obtained a six-figure settlement following mediation and without dispositive motion practice.

National restaurant chain involved in payment and lien claims

Defended payment and lien claims brought by general contractors for several Southeastern locations of a national restaurant chain.

Skyscraper owner defends against construction damage claims brought by neighboring building

Successfully represented a skyscraper owner who was named in a construction defects claim by filing an indemnity action against the general contractor and subcontractors of the project, after which the contractors’ insurers agreed to fully defend and indemnify the skyscraper owner.

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Education

  • B.A., summa cum laude, Furman University, 2007
    • Phi Beta Kappa
    • Rhodes Scholarship candidate
    • Varsity Football, Wide Receiver
    • Southern Conference Postgraduate Scholarship Recipient
  • J.D., summa cum laude, with honors, University of Tennessee College of Law, 2011
    • Order of the Coif
    • Executive Editor of Transactions, Tennessee Journal of Business Law
    • Articles Editor of Tennessee Law Review

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee

Professional Involvement

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

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