Joel P. Watson

Joel P. Watson

Joel P. Watson joined Hill, Gossett, Kemp & Hufford, P.C. in 2015 and is a lifelong resident of St. Clair County. Mr. Watson recognizes the important role this area and the unique upbringing it provides has played in his achievements and it is his gratitude to this community that has focused his commitment to serving its citizens.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Watson clerked for the Legal Office of the Governor of the State of Alabama, the Office of the Attorney General of the State of Alabama, and the St. Clair County Circuit and District Judges. At Auburn University he participated in many service activities, including school outreach services and work with developmentally delayed children. At Cumberland Mr. Watson served on the Cumberland Law Review and Henry Upson Sims National Moot Court Team received honors on the Deans List and as a Scholar of Merit.

Mr. Watson welcomes the opportunity to assist with your needs whatever the size, including: contract disputes, real property contests, guardianships for physical or mental incapacitation, corporate structuring, and other matters of general litigation.

Mr. Watson’s professional mantra is “hope for the best, plan for the worst” so please do not hesitate to schedule an appointment if the worst occurs or when we can plan ahead.

Position: Attorney

Practice Areas:

  • General Litigation
  • Corporate Law
  • Government Relations
  • Probate Litigation
  • Real Property Litigation

Admitted to Practice:

  • Alabama State Bar
  • Federal District Court for the Northern District of Alabama
  • Federal District Court for the Middle District of Alabama


  • Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law – Juris Doctor
  • Auburn University – Magna Cum Laude

General Litigation

Contact Joel Watson, attorney at Hill, Gossett, Kemp & Hufford, P.C. at 205.640.2000 to schedule an appointment to discuss your legal needs.

Hill, Gossett, Kemp & Hufford, P.C., Attorneys at Law, provide a broad range of legal services to individual, business and local government clients including general civil practice in all courts, government law, business law, personal injury, real estate, domestic relations, estate law, wills and probate, workmen’s compensation, fraud, wrongful death, alternative dispute resolution and criminal defense for St. Clair County and Jefferson County – Leeds, Moody, Odenville, Springville, Trussville, Pell City, Ashville and the greater Birmingham area.