On October 23, 2015, Mr. Waterman’s law firm (Patten, Wornom, Hatten & Diamonstein, L.C.) was nominated by the Trial Lawyers Board of Regents for its 2015 Litigator Award for his multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements over the past 5 years. The TLB Regents note that less than 1% of all lawyers qualify for their eligibility benchmarks of demonstrated extraordinary litigation achievement. His law firm also was nominated by the TLB Regents for its 2014 Litigation Award for his performance.