Rodrequez C. Watson

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Rodrequez C. Watson

Attorney at Law


Rodrequez “Rod” C. Watson is an Associate in our Memphis, Tennessee, office with extensive litigation experience. Rod has overseen numerous cases from the initial complaint through dispositive motion, settlement, and trial. He also has experience representing clients in pre-suit investigations. Currently, he represents clients in matters involving medical malpractice, premises liability, legal malpractice, labor and employment disputes, workers’ compensation claims, breach of contract, criminal defense, and appeals.

Rod earned a Juris Doctor from the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, where he was Editor-in-Chief of the Mental Health Law & Policy Journal and served as law clerk to the Honorable Jerry Stokes in the Circuit Court of Shelby County, Tennessee. He also served as a legal extern for the United States Attorney’s Office and City of Memphis Attorney’s Office. In addition, Rod was a legal intern for Justice Janice Holder of the Tennessee Supreme Court.

Rod received a Bachelor of Science, cum laude, in Political Science at Middle Tennessee State University.



State Courts:

  • Tennessee

U.S. District Courts:

  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee

U.S. Courts of Appeals:

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit


  • J.D., University of Memphis
  • B.S., cum laude, Political Science, Middle Tennessee State University


  • Memphis Bar Association
  • National Bar Association
  • Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association


In the Press

HBS Attorneys Recognized in 2023 Mid-South Super Lawyers Awards

HBS has been recognized for its outstanding legal work as 10 of its attorneys are selected to the 2023 Mid-South Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists

HBS Welcomes Associate Rodrequez C. Watson in Memphis

MEMPHIS, TN – June 30, 2021 – Hall Booth Smith, P.C. (HBS) is pleased to welcome Associate Rodrequez “Rod” C. Watson as the Memphis office adds new talent to meet client needs. Rod has extensive litigation experience and has overseen numerous commercial litigation and criminal defense matters from the initial Complaint through dispositive motion practice,