Congratulations to the New Partners at Provident Law®

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Provident Law® is proud to announce the promotion of three lawyers to the rank of Partner. The new partners are Timothy J. Watson, Erik W. Stanley, and Thomas A. Walcott.

Timothy J. Watson

Tim has spent more than 20 years representing the interests of high-net-worth individuals and businesses ranging from small, closely held family businesses to Fortune 500 companies and the State of Arizona. As a seasoned civil litigator, he has handled numerous high-profile jury trials in Arizona state and federal courts.

Tim holds a Martindale-Hubbell rating of AV® Preeminent, with the highest possible designation for ethical standards. He has served as Maricopa County Judge Pro Tem, State Bar Fee Arbitration Committee member, Chair of the State Bar Trial Practice Section, and board member of the Arizona College of Trial Advocacy.

Erik W. Stanley

Over the past two decades, Erik has litigated religious liberties cases and regularly counseled religious institutions on various legal matters. Erik advises churches, ministries, and other religious entities about their unique legal issues to help them comply with the law and navigate legal challenges.

Previously, Erik served as Senior Counsel and Director of the Center for Christian Ministries at Alliance Defending Freedom. In those positions, Erik oversaw

litigation and implemented strategic advocacy efforts to protect the First Amendment rights of religious institutions.

Erik has regularly litigated religious and church autonomy cases across the United States, including representing clients as second chair in two cases before the United States Supreme Court. He has regularly commented on religious liberties and church autonomy in numerous television, radio, and print media sources.

Erik is also an experienced civil litigator in commercial litigation and business matters.

Thomas A. Walcott

Tom has years of experience as a skilled civil litigator in the areas of general litigation, insurance defense litigation, and construction defect litigation. He also focuses his practice on business formation, consultation, and dispute resolution, particularly concerning LLCs. Tom has tried cases throughout his career in municipal, state, and federal courts, as well as in the Registrar of Contractors. He also has the distinction of serving as second chair for the defense in the first two construction defect class-action lawsuits in the state of Arizona, which resulted in verdicts that were substantially favorable to the defense.

Tom also has a long history of problem-solving and dispute resolution. He has arbitrated and mediated numerous cases privately and by court appointment. In particular, he has worked extensively to reach unique solutions in construction litigation, representing the interests of residential and commercial contractors, developers, specialty trade contractors, subcontractors, trade and design professionals, and homeowner and community associations. He also has worked closely with various professionals related to all aspects of the building and construction industry.

Contact Provident Law Today

Along with their colleagues, the new partners of Provident Law® will continue to handle clients in Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Phoenix, Mesa, Flagstaff, and the surrounding areas. You can contact the offices of Provident Law® today at (480) 388-3343 or online.

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