Our Firm

Since its inception, Watson, Roach, Batson, Rowell & Lauderback, P.L.C., has earned recognition as one of the most successful and accomplished litigation firms not only in Knoxville and Tennessee, but also throughout the Southeast.

For most people, their perception of the litigation trial process is formed by what they have read in novels, seen in movies, or on television. The needs of drama, however, obscure a central fact of the real world litigation process and that is the tremendous amount of work required to take a case from the complaint to trial.

At Watson, Roach, Batson, Rowell & Lauderback, P.L.C., every case is aggressively defended from its onset. We have a demanding motion and discovery practice that is tailored to meet the varied needs of our clients. While many defense firms rely on the practice of delay and settle, we rely on a skilled defense strategy. Even though our clients begin their lawsuit in a defensive posture, our aggressive strategies immediately let the other side know that we are not the typical defense firm. We set the tone for the lawsuit by taking action and keeping up the pressure so that our clients are not simply responding to the whims of the plaintiff.

We understand that when clients contact us for legal assistance, their primary concern is having their legal issues resolved favorably and efficiently so that there is as little impact on their business as possible. At Watson, Roach, Batson, Rowell & Lauderback, P.L.C., this is our focus on creative and innovative problem solving backed by expert litigation practice so that our clients can get back to business.

In addition to helping clients with their litigation needs, we also devote significant time on counseling clients on how to minimize the risk of litigation. If our clients need our help in negotiating contracts and documents, we ensure all their rights are spelled out as clearly as possible to preempt any potential future legal disputes. We believe strongly that with time and effort at the outset we can help our clients minimize, or even avoid, the costs and perils associated with defending complex litigation and other disputes.

When the stakes are high as they always are when a legal dispute is heading to court a lawyer's or law firm's experience can make all the difference. And ultimately, our tailored trial strategies, our team approach and the requisite knowledge, skill, loyalty, creativity, perseverance and care are the best of what Watson, Roach, Batson, Rowell & Lauderback, P.L.C., offers to all clients.

PRACTICE AREAS

Civil Litigation and Appeals
Civil Rights Defense
Medical Malpractice Defense
Governmental Entity Defense
Employment Law
Worker's Compensation
Real Estate Litigation
Environmental Law
Insurance Defense
Personal Injury Law

Firm News

Dan R. Pilkington Awarded Preeminent Peer Review Rating

Posted on April 25, 2017

Watson, Roach, Batson, Rowell & Lauderback, P.L.C. is pleased to announce Dan R. Pilkington has been recognized by Martindale-Hubbell as the firm’s newest AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated attorney.  Martindale-Hubbell is recognized ...

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Emily Taylor is guest speaker at Tort and Insurance Forum

Posted on April 20, 2017

On March 31, 2017, Emily Taylor presented a session concerning the Tennessee Governmental Tort Liability Act at the Tennessee Bar Association Tort and Insurance Forum 2017.  The Forum was held at the Bar Center in Nashville, Tennessee.  ...

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