Alexander O. Waters


Contact Information

1111 N. Northshore Drive, Suite S-700 Knoxville, Tennessee 37919

Phone: 865-584-4040 x212
Fax: 865-584-6084

Alexander Waters concentrates his practice in the areas of real estate transactions, commercial development issues, land use and zoning. He started at Long, Ragsdale & Waters as a law clerk in December 2011 and joined the firm as a full-time associate attorney in 2013 after graduating from the University of Tennessee College of Law. Waters is a Knoxville native, 2006 graduate of the Webb School of Knoxville and the son of John B. Waters III. Waters is active in national, state and local politics and served as the Knox County campaign director for Mitt Romney for President in 2012. Waters clerked for the Knox and Sevier counties district attorneys general in 2011. In addition to his classroom experience, Waters has completed two month-long excursions to Wyoming and Alaska with the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS). He was named as the redevelopment coordinator for Knoxville’s community-built, urban playground, Fort Kid. Waters enjoys running marathons, traveling, volunteering with Clarence Brown Theatre and regularly attending Laurel Church of Christ.


B.A., Pepperdine University, 2010
Magna Cum Laude
Political Science and Speech Communication

  • Regents Scholarship
  • Pepperdine Ambassadors Council
  • Pepperdine lacrosse team
  • Sigma Chi

Juris Doctor, University of Tennessee College of Law, 2013

  • James H. Jarvis II Scholar
  • National Mock Trial Team
  • Advocates’ Prize
  • Moot Court Competition
  • Federalist Society
  • Graduate Student Senate
  • Student Bar Association
  • Sword and Scales – Founder
  • Phi Alpha Delta


Tennessee, 2013


Tennessee Bar Association

Knoxville Bar Association

Fox 43 “Heavy Hitters” show, regular panelist

Clarence Brown Theatre Advisory Board member

Fort Kid, redevelopment coordinator

West Knox Republican Club, president

Laurel Church of Christ, member

Sigma Chi International Fraternity

Friends of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, member