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.
In his construction practice, Joe represents commercial real estate owners, developers and contractors in disputes related to construction defects and delays, payment disputes and construction lien issues.
Joe has made numerous continuing legal education presentations regarding Tennessee's construction lien statute, and he regularly defends and prosecutes lien claims, not only in Tennessee but also in disputes throughout the country.
Prior to joining Waller, Joe served as Law Clerk to the Chief Justice of the Tennessee Supreme Court, the honorable Gary R. Wade.
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.
Defended payment and lien claims brought by general contractors for several Southeastern locations of a national restaurant chain.
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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