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Joseph Ellis Watson III

Joseph Ellis Watson III

also known as Tripp Watson

Practice areas:

Business, Corporate & Incorporation, Trademark Application, Trademark Infringement

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About Me

I am from a family of entrepreneurs. Building a business is in my blood. After graduating with a double majors in Economics and Politics from Washington and Lee University. I went on to receive my law degree from Cumberland School of Law. I am also one of the few attorneys in Birmingham with an M.B.A., which I received from the Brock School of Business at Samford University where I focused on entrepreneurship.


 


My enthusiasm for entrepreneurship motivated me to open The Watson Firm. I firmly believe that entrepreneurs will be the ones to take this country to new heights in the next decades. So I decided to prove my commitment to entrepreneurship, and I started my own business.


 


In my practice, I focus on counseling entrepreneurs on their businesses, getting their business started, helping them solve their problems, monetizing their tangible and intangible assets, and fighting for them inside and outside of the courtroom.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2011

  1. Corporate & Incorporation: 40%
    4 years, 45 cases
  2. Business: 40%
    4 years, 45 cases
  3. Trademark Infringement: 10%
    4 years, 5 cases
  4. Trademark Application: 10%
    4 years, 10 cases

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($150-200/hour), Contingent (15-33%), Fixed (Always), Retainer (Always), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

9 total 

  • Patrick Kimball Yeatts

    Tripp is an excellent attorney in all matters concerning small business. If you are looking to start a business or just looking to take your business to the next level, I would recommend speaking with Tripp. He can make sure that your business starts off on the right foot. He will save you a lot of time and money.

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    Patrick Yeatts Child Custody Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Cameron Lee Hogan

    I endorse this lawyer. Tripp is a well respected attorney in the community. He is very knowledgeable in his practice areas and has taken excellent care of every client I know of that has used him.

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    Cameron Hogan Personal Injury Attorney
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Contact Info

The Watson Firm

420 20th Street North
Suite 2200
Birmingham, AL, 35203

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
ALAuthorized to practice law201107/19/2015
TNActive201106/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Entrepreneur AttorneyThe Watson Firm | The Entrepreneur's Law Firm2011 - Present

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Birmingham Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Birmingham Bar Association, Long Range Planning CommitteeCommittee MemberN/A
National Association of Business EconomistsBoard of Directors, Alabama ChapterN/A
Vestavia Hills Chamber of CommerceMemberN/A
Birmingham Venture ClubMemberN/A

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Journal of the International Academy for Case StudiesCoastal Flooring2012
Journal of the International Academy for Case StudiesCoastal Flooring: Instructor's Notes2012

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Washington and Lee UniversityEconomics, PoliticsB.A.N/A
Samford UniversityBusiness AdministrationM.B.A.N/A
Cumberland School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Monthly MeetingFreelancing - The Legal Pirate2012