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Arson & Fraud Investigation & Defense


Over the past few years, insurance companies have become increasingly aware of fraudulent claims.

The attorneys at Watts, Donovan & Tilley, P.A. have been at the forefront of efforts aimed at putting a halt to this growing threat. Their involvement has not been restricted to the courtroom.

Richard Watts, David Donovan & Jim Tilley regularly speak to groups on subjects ranging from “Spotting the Fraudulent Claim” to “Defending on the Basis of Arson.” In court, Watts, Donovan & Tilley bring over 75 years of combined experience in both state and federal court. They currently represent most of the major insurance companies in claims involving suspected arson and fraud.  Further, the attorneys routinely assist insurance companies in their fraud and arson investigations, including, but not limited to, taking Examinations Under Oath of the insureds and providing detailed analyses of potential financial motives as well as contents.

The firm supports the National Fire Protection Association and the International Association of Arson Investigators and participates in various organizations with an emphasis on handling the defense of fraudulent claims.