Clark Watson came to Samford University as its General Counsel on February 1, 2015. Previously he was a partner in the Birmingham office of Balch & Bingham LLP. He was a member of the university’s Board of Trustees from 2003-2011, and served as its Chair from 2007 through 2011. After graduation from the Harrison School of Pharmacy at Auburn University, he attended Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law, where he graduated magna cum laude and was a member of the Cumberland Law Review Editorial Board and the National Moot Court Team. Following law school graduation, he clerked for the Honorable James H. Hancock, United States District Judge for the Northern District of Alabama. He also received a Master of Arts from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Clark and his wife, Debbie, have two adult daughters and five grandchildren, and are members of Mountain Brook Community Church.