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About Me

Staci Dumas Carson attended the University of Arkansas at Little Rock where she graduated summa cum laude earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice and a minor in Technical Writing.


In 2003, Staci attended the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law where she graduated with honors earning a Juris Doctor.


While attending law school, Staci served as Assistant Research Editor and Executive Editor of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Law Review.


Staci authored a note and survey pieces as well as edited numerous articles for the Law Review.


Staci also served as Student Editor of the Journal of Appellate Practice & Process.


Staci is the author of "Making Amends," which appears in the Journal of Literature and Medicine.


Staci joined the firm in 2003.


Her practice areas are in insurance defense and commercial litigation with special emphasis in appellate advocacy, insurance coverage, ERISA, and other employee benefits litigation.


Staci offers a well-rounded approach to litigation, as she handles cases in the state and federal trial courts, as well as the Arkansas Supreme Court, Arkansas Court of Appeals, and Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals.


Staci is a member of the American Bar Association, Arkansas Bar Association, Pulaski County Bar Association, Arkansas Association of Women Lawyers, and the Defense Research Institute. Staci was selected to Mid-South Super Lawyers Rising Stars 2008-2011.


Practice Areas


  1. Insurance: 30%
  2. Litigation: 20%
  3. Personal Injury: 20%
  4. Appeals: 20%
  5. Commercial: 10%


Payment Types:

Cash, Check

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Contact Info

Watts, Donovan & Tilley, P.A.

200 River Market Avenue
Suite 200
Little Rock, AR, 72201


ARAuthorized to practice200308/29/2015

Professional Misconduct

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Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AppellateBest Lawyers in America2016
Super LawyerMid-South Super Lawyers2014
ListedBest Lawyers in America2013
Rising StarMid-South Super Lawyers2012
Rising StarMid-South Super Lawyers2011
Rising StarMid-South Super Lawyers2010
Rising StarMid-South Super Lawyers2009
Rising StarMid-South Super Lawyers2008
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyWatts, Donovan & Tilley, P.A.2003 - Present
Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Arkansas Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Pulaski County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Arkansas Association of Women LawyersN/AN/A
Defense Research InstituteN/AN/A
Publication NameTitleDate
The DRI Defense Library SeriesPunitive Damages: A State-by-State Compendium; Arkansas2009
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Arkansas at Little RockN/AJ.D., with honors2003
University of Arkansas at Little RockCriminal JusticeB.A., summa cum laude1999
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Breast Cancer Legal Advocacy WorkshopERISA Law2012