Frank L. Watson Jr.

Senior Counsel
First Tennessee Building
165 Madison Avenue
Suite 2000
Memphis, Tennessee 38103
T: 901.577.2361
F: 901.577.0787

Frank L. Watson Jr. - Peer Review Rated AV Preeminent - Martindale-Hubbell from LexisNexis

Frank L. Watson Jr. - Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® since 1995 in the area of Corporate Law

Frank L. Watson Jr., senior counsel in the Memphis office, concentrates his practice in commodities, tax, securities law and commercial litigation. Mr. Watson has served as a director of Sparks Companies, Inc., RBM Acquisition Company, which acquired Saks, Inc., and was on the original board of Federal Express.

Publications & Speaking Engagements

  • Panelist – "Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) in Health Care Delivery," Louisiana State Bar Association's CLE program (November 14, 2014)
  • Co-author – "The Tennessee Revised Limited Liability Act: A Practitioner's Guide to Avoiding the Pitfalls," The University of Memphis Law Review (Winter 2007)

Professional Honors & Activities

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® since 1995 in the area of Corporate Law
  • Listed in Mid-South Super Lawyers, 2006
  • Member – Memphis Bar Association
  • Past Member – Executive Counsel of Business Law Section of the Tennessee Bar Association
  • Member – American Bar Association (Sections on Business Law, Committee on Regulation of Futures and Derivative Instruments; Dispute Resolution; Taxation; and Health Law)
  • Past Member – Memphis Orchestral Symphony Board of Directors, Executive Committee and Secretary
  • Member – Phi Delta Phi
  • Member – Republican Presidential Roundtable (1998)
  • Member – Baker Donelson Online Services Committee
  • Member – Baker Donelson Memphis Business Development Committee


  • Tennessee, 1973
  • Arkansas, 1965


  • Tulane University School of Law, L.L.B., 1965
  • University of Arkansas, B.A., 1962