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Defense Research Institute (DRI)

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.

Little Rock Soirée Presents the 2017 Best Lawyers

Michael McCarty Harrison was honored to have again been selected by Little Rock Soirée’s readers as one of the best attorneys in Arkansas in Corporate Insurance.

Super Lawyers®

WDT lawyers have been selected to the 2017 Mid-South Super Lawyers list: Richard N. Watts David M. Donovan James W. Tilley Michael McCarty Harrison Staci Dumas Carson Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.

Best Lawyers®

WDT was named 2018 Law Firm of the Year in Little Rock for the areas of Commercial Litigation and Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants.  WDT was also recognized in the second tier for the areas of Appellate Practice, Litigation-Construction and Product Liability Litigation – Defendants.

Defense Research Institute (DRI)

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

The Best Lawyers in America©

The following WDT lawyers were recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© (2018 Edition): Richard N. Watts, Little Rock, AR, Bet-the-Company, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Construction, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, Product Liability Litigation; David M. Donovan, Little Rock, AR, Commercial Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants; James W. Tilley, Little Rock, AR, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants; and Staci Dumas Carson, Little Rock, […]

How Mediation Can Help Your Case (Even if You Don’t Settle) and How to Prepare Your Case and Client so it Will

Jim Tilley taught “How Mediation Can Help Your Case (Even if You Don’t Settle) and How to Prepare Your Case and Client so it Will” at the 2017 Annual Meeting & Seminar of Arkansas Association of Defense Counsel.

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.

In-House Mediation Training for Canal Insurance Company

Jim Tilley traveled to South Carolina to teach an in-house mediation session to Canal Insurance Company claim representatives.