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Defense Research Institute

David M. Donovan authored a report in the December 2017 Defense Research Institute Life Health Disability ERISA newsletter , Exemption of Life Insurance Proceeds from Execution.

Super Lawyers

WDT lawyers were again recognized in the latest Super Lawyers: Richard N. Watts David M. Donovan James W. Tilley Michael McCarty Harrison Staci Dumas Carson

Defense Research Institute

David M. Donovan attended the annual meeting of the Defense Research Institute in Chicago in October 2017.  He participated in the meetings and continuing education activities of the Life Health and Disability Committee.  He joined as a member of the Products Liability Committee.

WDT Welcomes Kayla L. Shirey

Best Lawyers in America

WDT was again recognized among the best law firms in Arkansas for 2017 by U.S. News and World Report.  The following WDT lawyers were recognized by Best Lawyers: Appellate Practice Little Rock, AR Staci Dumas Carson First Year Recognized in Appellate Practice: 2013 / Recognized in Best Lawyers since 2013 Bet-the-Company Litigation Little Rock, AR […]

Summary Judgment Granted

David M. Donovan obtained summary judgment on behalf of his client in 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 87996 (E.D. Ark. 2017), a maritime/admiralty wrongful death action.

Super Lawyers

Richard N. Watts, David M. Donovan, James W. Tilley, Staci Dumas Carson, and Michael McCarty Harrison selected to 2016 Mid-South Super Lawyers

Best Law Firms

Watts, Donovan & Tilley, P.A. selected to Best Lawyer’s 2017 Best Law Firms

For the Defense

David M. Donovan authored an article in the August 2016 edition of For the Defense, the national magazine of the Defense Research Institute.

Best Lawyers in America

Richard N. Watts selected to 2016 Best Lawyers in America for work in Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Construction, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, and Product Liability Litigation – Defendants.