Richard "Rusty" A. Watts practices in the workers' compensation section of the firm. Mr. Watts was admitted to practice in Georgia in 1992 and has concentrated his area of practice in workers' compensation defense and liability defense. Mr. Watts received his law degree from the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University where he served as Chairman of the Moot Court Board and received the Most Outstanding Oralist Award at the 1991 Florida Workers' Compensation Moot Court Competition. Mr. Watts is a member of the State Bar of Georgia Workers' Compensation Section. He also serves as a part-time professor at the Georgia State University Law School and School of Risk Management and Insurance, as well as Mercer University's Stetson School of Business.
Mr. Watts earned his B.A. degree from the University of Florida in 1989, where he was inducted into the Florida Blue Key Leadership Honorary and served as President of the University's nationally ranked debate team.
State Bar of Georgia
Mr. Watts has been a frequent lecturer nationally, addressing such organizations as the International Association of Industrial Accidents Boards and Commissions (IAIABC), the Southern Association of Workers' Compensation Administrators (SAWCA), the National Workers' Compensation Execusummit, the Florida Workers' Compensation Educational Conference, the National Workers' Compensation and Disability Conference, the PESI National Workers' Compensation Law Seminar, the Annual Georgia Workers' Compensation Seminar and SEAK National Workers' Compensation and Occupational Medicine Conference.
Additionally, he is AV® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.
Mr. Watts enjoys swimming and playing golf.