John D. Watson  III - Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

John D. Watson III

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2010
Phone: 205-521-8436

John Watson is a general litigation partner in the Firm's Birmingham office, where he handles a wide variety of complex cases in both state and federal courts. He has substantial experience handling products liability, personal injury defense, consumer class action, general commercial, and securities fraud cases. John is also interested in technology and professional responsibility matters, and has served as one of the Firm's loss prevention counsel.

John's clients include several tire, juvenile products, pharmaceutical, agricultural, chemical, and heavy industrial products manufacturers. In the course of representing these clients, he has been lead counsel on various serious injury cases involving multiple deaths, brain injury and paralysis. Some of these matters are national in scope, including several matters involved in federal multi-district litigation. John is also interested in technology and professional responsibility matters, and has served as head of the Firm's technology committee and as one of the Firm's loss prevention counsel.

University of AlabamaBA University of Alabama School of LawJ.D.
American Bar AssociationAlabama State Bar AssociationBirmingham Bar AssociationDefense Research InstituteAlabama Defense Lawyers Association

Case History

Other Court Admissions
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • United States Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Alabama
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Alabama
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Alabama


Office Location

One Federal Place
1819 Fifth Avenue North
Birmingham, AL 35203
United States


Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation
Product Liability Litigation - Defendants