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Joseph Ellis Watson III

Business Attorney at Birmingham, AL

5.0   1 review

also known as Tripp Watson


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About Joseph

Learn Joseph’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Business
    32%

    12 years, 100 cases

  2. Limited liability company (LLC)
    20%

    12 years, 100 cases

  3. Contracts and agreements
    10%

    12 years, 100 cases

  4. Trademark application
    8%

    12 years, 30 cases

  5. Trademark infringement
    8%

    10 years, 5 cases

  6. Franchising
    5%

    12 years, 20 cases

  7. Internet
    5%

    12 years, 30 cases

  8. Corporate and incorporation
    3%

    12 years, 10 cases

  9. Mergers and acquisitions
    3%

    10 years, 10 cases

  10. Copyright infringement
    2%

    8 years, 2 cases

  11. Venture capital
    2%

    9 years, 5 cases

  12. Securities and investment fraud
    1%

    7 years, 2 cases

  13. Securities offerings
    1%

    9 years, 5 cases

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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Licensed for 12 years
State AL
Status Occupational License - Authorized to Practice
Acquired 2011
Updated 05/03/2019
State TN
Status Active
Acquired 2011
Updated 01/17/2023

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Joseph

The Watson Firm
2007 3rd Avenue North
Birmingham, AL, 35203

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Lee | May 6, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Held Organization Accountable to Rules
Mr. Watson represented my company in a case where we were fighting to obtain what was rightfully ours based on a set of rules an organization had provided but did not choose to follow. Mr. Watson was incredibly attentive and swift which was necessary due to strict time constraints. We won the case and owe it all to Mr. Watson. I highly recommend.
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Response from Joseph Watson May 9, 2016
Thank you, Lee! It was a pleasure helping you!

Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-250 per hour
  • Contingency 15%-33%
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Entrepreneur Attorney
  • The Watson Firm | The Entrepreneur's Law Firm
  • 2011 - Present

Education

  • Samford University, Brock School of Business
  • JD/MBA - Juris Doctorate and MBA
  • 2010
  • Samford University, Cumberland School of Law
  • JD/MBA - Juris Doctorate and MBA
  • 2010
  • Washington and Lee University
  • B.A.
  • 2007

Legal Cases

  • Solar Reflections, LLC v. Solar Reflections Glass Tinting, LLC
  • Pending
  • Police and Firemen's Insurance Association v. The Estate of Rodney J. Wilson, et al
  • Won on summary judgment. Upheld on appeal

Associations

  • Birmingham Bar Association, Solo Practice/Small Firms Section
  • Board Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Judge James Edwin Horton American Inn of Court
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Birmingham Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • National Association of Business Economists
  • Board of Directors, Alabama Chapter
  • 2011 - Present
  • Birmingham Venture Club
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Birmingham Bar Association, Grievance Committee
  • Committee Member
  • 2017 - 2019
  • National Association for Business Economics
  • President, Alabama Chapter
  • 2014 - 2016
  • Birmingham Bar Association, Long Range Planning Committee
  • Committee Member
  • 2012 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Top Attorneys
  • Birmingham Magazine
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • Birmingham Business Journal
  • 2015
  • Top Attorneys
  • Birmingham Magazine
  • 2015
  • Top Attorneys
  • Birmingham Magazine
  • 2014
  • AAJ Serve & Protect the Public Award
  • Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
  • 2010
  • James H. Roberts, Jr. Trial Advocacy Award
  • Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
  • 2010
  • Judge Abraham Caruthers Fellow
  • Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
  • 2009
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Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (9)
Endorse Joseph
Business Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've not only consulted with Tripp as an attorney, but I've hired him. He's the best at what he does. Couldn't recommend him more."
Business Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tripp is an outstanding attorney and a leading light in the business law field. I would highly recommend him to potential clients."
Business Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Corporate and incorporation Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Business Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tripp is a great attorney. If you are looking to start a business in Jefferson or Shelby County, Alabama, you should consult with Tripp to help lay the foundation for growth. He's the entrepreneur's attorney."
Business Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Watson is very knowledgeable in all forms of business law. I highly recommend him to anyone who is starting a new business"
Unknown Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Friend
"Hockey great Wayne Gretzsky once said "A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be." This applies to Tripp. He knows where business "is going to be." He's professional, brilliant, and I use his blogs and links to help manage the business side of my own practice."
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