Trial Lawyer Associations
US Trial Lawyer Associations
- International Trade Commission Trial Lawyers Association (ITCTLA)
Since 1984, the ITCTLA has been the primary organization informing attorneys around the world about Section 337 practice.
- Atlantic Provinces Trial Lawyers Association
The Atlantic Provinces Trial Lawyers Association is a plaintiff-oriented organization dedicated to obtaining legal redress for those who have suffered injury or injustice, and to preserving the rights of the injured to full and fair compensation. Primarily, APTLA is a network of like thinking trial lawyers, sharing their wealth of knowledge and experiences. APTLA speaks with one voice on matters of concern to plaintiff-oriented lawyers and their clients.
- Ontario Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA)
Region: Ontario, Canada
The Ontario Trial Lawyers Association (otla) Was Founded In 1991 In Response To An Overwhelming Need In Ontario For An Organization Of Lawyers Acting For Plaintiffs. Otla Has Over 1150 Members And Is Comprised Of Plaintiffs' Lawyers From Ontario, Out-of-province Members From New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Quebec, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta And British Columbia, Along With The United States. Otla Also Has A Strong Core Of Law Clerks, Articling Students And Law Students.
- Saskatchewan Trial Lawyers Association
Region: Saskatchewan, Canada
The Saskatchewan Trial Lawyers Association Is A Community Of Professionals Dedicated To Championing People’s Rights Through Education And Advocacy.
- American College of Trial Lawyers
Region: United States
The American College of Trial Lawyers is composed of the best of the trial bar from the United States and Canada and is widely considered to be the premier professional trial organization in America. Founded in 1950, the College is dedicated to maintaining and improving the standards of trial practice, the administration of justice and the ethics of the profession. Through its Board of Regents, its general committees and its state and province committees, the College engages in a wide variety of activities to further those purposes.
- Association of Business Trial Lawyers (ABTL)
Region: United States
Today, the ABTL Los Angeles chapter continues to thrive with close to 680 members. The organization has replicated in four other California cities, with chapters in Northern California (1400 members), San Diego (434 members), Orange County (550 members) and San Joaquin Valley (200 members). Each chapter provides top quality legal education programs in an atmosphere where there can be a frank exchange between bench and bar and an opportunity for old colleagues to meet in a busy world where lunch is no longer the order of the day. In addition, the ABTL is known across the state for their unmatched Annual Seminars, featuring keynote speakers from the bar and the bench: United States Supreme Court, U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and California Supreme Court.
- Christian Trial Lawyers Association
Region: United States
CTLA Members want to exemplify Christ-like character in their homes, offices, courtrooms and communities. They want to advance Christian principles through ethical training to colleagues and in society at large. They want to provide legal relief to those in need. They want to demonstrate professional excellence and wisdom in order to honor Christ.
- Alabama Trial Lawyers Association
Region: Alabama, USA
Our Mission Is To Make Sure Any Person Who Is Injured By The Misconduct And Negligence Of Others Can Get Justice In The Courtroom, Even When Taking On The Most Powerful Interests; To Eliminate Civil Justice Restrictions; To Ensure Our Members Have The Tools Needed To Provide A Level Playing Field Through Timely Ethical And Educational Programs; To Strengthen The Civil Justice System So That Deserving Individuals Can Get Justice And Wrongdoers Can Be Held Accountable; To Strive For Equality In The One Room Where Individuals And Powerful Interests Are Held Accountable-the American Courtroom.
- Arizona Trial Lawyers Association
Region: Arizona, USA
The Arizona Trial Lawyers Association is an organization of lawyers whose members represent consumers. Founded in 1963, the AzTLA is dedicated to preserving and protecting the rights of Arizonans. The association provides advocacy, continuing legal education and public education on behalf of its members and their clients.
- Arkansas Trial Lawyers Bar Association (ATLA)
Region: Arkansas, USA
The Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association (atla), Founded In 1963, Is An Affiliate Of The Association Of Trial Lawyers Of America In Washington, D.c. Atla Was Established In Order To Advance The Administration Of Justice While Upholding And Improving The Adversary System And Preserving Every Citizen's Access To Trial By Jury. Through Continuing Legal Education Programs And Publications, Atla Serves Its Membership By Providing Training In All Fields And Phases Of Advocacy. The Association Is A Volunteer Organization With A Statewide Membership Of Approximately 1,000 Lawyers From All 75 Counties And Several States.
- Capitol City Trial Lawyers Association
Region: Sacramento, California
Capitol City Trial Lawyers Association is the voice of and for Sacramento Trial Attorneys. Founded in the early 1950s to create a meaningful source of information about Sacramento juries, CCTLA has grown into an effective guild of trial advocates. CCTLA serves its members as liason to the courts, as providers of meaningful continuing legal education, as a network of the exchange of ideas and experiences and as a representative to Consumer Attorneys of California.
- Colorado Trial Lawyers Association (CTLA)
Region: Colorado, USA
The Colorado Trial Lawyers Association Is Comprised Of Colorado Trial Lawyers Who Are Committed To The Protection And Advancement Of Individual Rights And To The Advancement Of Trial Advocacy Skills, High Ethical Standards And Professionalism In The Ongoing Effort To Preserve And Improve The American System Of Jurisprudence.
- Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
Region: Connecticut, USA
Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association is a non-profit professional association dedicated to creating and maintaining a more just society by preserving individual rights within the justice system.
- Delaware Trial Lawyers Association (DTLA)
Region: Delaware, USA
The Mission Of The Delaware Trial Lawyers Association Is To: Seek Justice For All Preserve The Constitutional Right To Trial By Jury Champion The Cause Of Those Who Deserve Redress For Injury To Person Or Property Further The Rule Of Law And The Civil Justice System Protect The Rights Of The Accused Advance The Common Law And The Finest Traditions Of Jurisprudence Prevent Injury From Occurring Through The Promotion Of Safe Products, A Safe Workplace, A Clean Environment, And Quality Health Care Inspire Excellence In Advocacy Through Training And Education Encourage Mutual Support And Cooperation Among Members Uphold The Honor And Dignity Of The Legal Profession And The Highest Standards Of Ethical Conduct And Integrity.
- Dade County Trial Lawyers Association
Region: Dad County, Florida
- Florida Justice Association (FJA)
Region: Florida, USA
The Florida Justice Association (FJA), formerly the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers (AFTL), is dedicated to strengthening and upholding Florida's civil justice system and protecting the rights of Florida's citizens and consumers.
- Tampa Bay Lawyers Association
Region: Tampa Bay, Florida
As a non-profit organization of lawyers representing consumers, we are dedicated to upholding and defending the Constitution of the United States and the State of Florida. We seek to advance the science of jurisprudence, excellence in advocacy and the administration of justice for the public good.Our goal is to equip our members with cutting-edge tools to advance the cause of those who are damaged in person or property and who must seek redress in a court of law. To this end, TBTLA will preserve the adversary trial system as it now exists; monitor the development of legislation and new laws that diminish the rights or court access of Florida citizens; and vigilantly pursue wrongdoers regardless of their corporate, government, association or individual status.
- Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (GTLA)
Region: Georgia, USA
Since 1958, Gtla Has Been An Integral Part Of The Line Of Defense Against The Assaults Hurled At The Consumers Of This Country. Now More Than Ever Your Support Of Gtla Is Needed To Halt The Advance Of The Enemies Of Justice. Become A Part Of This Proud Heritage.
- Idaho State Trial Lawyers Association
Region: Idaho, USA
It is the purpose of the ITLA Amicus Program to provide independent and scholarly assistance to Idaho's courts through friend-of-the-court briefing and argument on issues of public interest. The Committee will select issues that further the rule of law, access to the justice system, preserve the constitutional right to trial by jury, and generally promote the common good.
- Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA)
Region: Illinois, USA
Objectives Of Itla Shall Be To: Strive To Achieve And Maintain High Standards Of Professional Ethics, Competency And Demeanor In The Bench And Bar;
Uphold The Constitution Of The United States Of America And The State Of Illinois; Secure And Protect The Rights Of Those Injured In Their Persons Or Civil Rights;
Defend Trial By Jury And The Adversarial System Of Justice; Promote Fair, Prompt And Efficient Administration Of Justice; Educate And Train In The Art Of Advocacy.
- Indiana Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA)
Region: Indiana, USA
To Uphold And Defend The Constitution Of The United States Of America And The Constitution Of The State Of Indiana, To Promote And Advance High Standards Of Professional Ethics, Competency And Demeanor In The Administration Of Justice In The State Of Indiana By The Bench And The Bar
- Iowa Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA)
Region: Iowa, USA
Itla Is An Association Of Attorneys Dedicated To Preserving Access To Justice For All By Improving The Civil Justice System And Upholding The Constitutional Right To Trial By Jury. To Further Those Objectives, Itla Educates Its Members Through Outstanding Continuing Legal Education Programs To Assure Quality Legal Representation For Iowa Families. Additionally, Itla Is Unswerving In Its Mission To Educate The Public On The Importance Of Having Access To Justice (regardless Of Wealth, Size Or Stature) To Maintain The Society Our Founding Fathers Fought So Vigilantly To Create.
- Kansas Trial Lawyers Association (KTLA)
Region: Kansas, USA
The Ktla Mission Is: To Uphold And Advocate The Right Of The Individual For Redress Of Grievances And Access To The Courts By Jury Trial; To Support And Encourage Laws Which Hold Wrongdoers Accountable For Their Acts Through The Philosophy Of Individual Responsibility; To Establish And Maintain The Highest Possible Standards Of Ethics And Conduct For The Practice Of Trial Law; To Preserve The Integrity Of The Judiciary; And To Provide And Promote Outstanding Educational Opportunities For Lawyers.
- Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys (KATA)
Region: Kentucky, USA
Members Of The Kentucky Academy Of Trial Attorneys Are Dedicated To Protecting The Health And Safety Of Kentucky Families, To Enhancing Consumer Protection, And To Preserving Each And Every Citizens’ Right To Trial By Jury.
- Louisiana Association for Justice
Region: Louisiana, USA
Louisiana Association for Justice is committed to preserving the civil justice system, protecting open access to courts, protecting individual rights, promoting individual and corporate responsibility, and preserving the highest of ethical and educational standards for the profession.
We represent and protect the interests and rights of individuals and consumers. We are united in our goals to promote justice for the public good, safe products and services, a safe workplace, and a clean environment.
- Maine Trial Lawyers Association
Region: Maine, USA
To Promote And Preserve The Civil Justice System
To preserve the right to trial by jury
To champion the cause of those who deserve redress for injury to person or property
To promote excellence in trial advocacy through training and education
To promote civility and professionalism in the bar
To influence and promote legislation consistent with our mission
To support an independent and impartial judiciary
To uphold the honor and dignity of the legal profession and the highest standards of ethical conduct and integrity
- Michigan Trial Lawyers Association
Region: Michigan, USA
MTLA is governed by an executive board comprised of approximately 70 members and five officers. The officers are elected each spring at the annual meeting of the full membership.
- Minnesota Association for Justice
Region: Minnesota, USA
The Minnesota Association for Justice helps members keep current on emerging topics, issues and trends through high quality seminars, conventions and institutes, as well as invaluable monthly and quarterly publications. Recognizing the importance of protecting consumer rights, the Minnesota Association for Justice impacts critical legislative issues through its effective lobbying efforts. The original purpose of networking continues to be one of the most valuable benefits of the vastly expanded membership of the Minnesota Association for Justice.
- Mississippi Association for Justice
Region: Mississippi, USA
Committed to strengthening the civil justice system so that deserving individuals can get justice and wrongdoers are held accountable. We oppose efforts to weaken basic legal protections and further stack the deck against average Mississippians. All Americans benefit when individuals represented by attorneys have a fair chance to get justice through our civil justice system.
- Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys (MATA)
Region: Missouri, USA
The objectives of this Association shall be to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America and the Constitution of the State of Missouri; to advance the science of jurisprudence; to promote the administration of justice; to uphold the honor of the profession of the law; to apply its knowledge and experience in the field of law to the promotion of the public good; to preserve the adversary system and the right to jury trial; to strive to achieve and maintain high standards of professional ethics, competency and demeanor in the bench and bar; and to advance the interests and protect the rights of individuals.
- Montana Defense Trial Lawyers Association (MDTL)
Region: Montana, USA
The Montana Defense Trial Lawyers Association advocates for balance and fairness in the civil justice system to protect the rights of those who have been sued.
- Montana Trial Lawyers Association
Region: Montana, USA
MTLA sponsors Montana's premier continuing legal education (CLE) seminars. MTLA actively informs, educates and lobbies elected officials to preserve the civil jury trial system and on other issues of concern to its members and their clients. MTLA provides supports and services to enable its members to excel in their profession and in their service to their clients.
- Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys (NATA)
Region: Nebraska, USA
The Nebraska Association Of Trial Attorneys Is Dedicated To The Improvement Of The Trial Practice, And Preservation Of The Jury System. The Association Provides Quality Continuing Legal Education And Is Active In The Legislative Process Insofar As It Impacts Upon Justice In Nebraska. The Membership Of The Association Is Open To All Lawyers, Law Students, And Judges. The Resources Of The Association Are Committed To Providing Advocacy-related Services To Members And Sponsoring, Supporting Or Opposing Legislation As Needed To Protect Rights Of Citizens To Recover For Wrongs Inflicted Upon Them And Maintaining The Integrity Of The Legal System.
- Nevada Trial Lawyers Association
Region: Nevada, USA
The Nevada Trial Lawyers Association is an organization of independent lawyers who represent consumers and share the common goal of improving the civil justice system.
- New Hampshire Trial Lawyers Association (NHTLA)
Region: New Hampshire, USA
Nhtla Strives To Uphold The Dignity Of The Law Profession And To Encourage Collegiality Among The Members Of The Bar. Our Mission Is To Promote The Administration Of Justice For The Public Good And Especially To Preserve And Enhance The Rights Of Persons To Have Access To The Courts And To Our System Of Justice While Upholding The Constitution Of The United States And Of The State Of New Hampshire.
- New Jersey Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Region: New Jersey, USA
The Association of Trial Lawyers of America-NJ (ATLA-NJ) is headquartered in Trenton, New Jersey. ATLA-NJ is a statewide association of nearly 2,300 members in private practice and public service, paralegals, law clerks, law students and law school graduates not yet admitted to the bar. ATLA-NJ is dedicated to protecting New Jersey’s families by working to preserve and strengthen the laws for safer products and workplaces, a cleaner environment and quality health care.
- New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association
Region: New Mexico, USA
- New York State Trial Lawyers Association (NYSTLA)
Region: New York, USA
For More Than 50 Years, The New York State Trial Lawyers Association Has Worked To Protect New York's Civil Justice System, Fighting Against Legislative Initiatives That Threaten To Limit The Rights Of Injured Consumers. These Threats Now Exist At The Federal, State, And City Levels, Making Nystla A Crucially Important Voice For The Voiceless. Our Mission: "to Promote A Safer And Healthier Society, To Assure Access To The Civil Justice System By Those Who Are Wrongfully Injured And To Advance Representation Of The Public By Ethical, Well-trained Lawyers."
- North Dakota Association for Justice
Region: North Dakota, USA
The mission of NDAJ is to insure that all people can obtain justice in the courtrooms of North Dakota and the United States through the dedication, education and professional excellence of its members. The North Dakota Association for Justice promotes the cause of those damaged in person, property, or human rights, and defends the right to trial by jury and other rights guaranteed by our laws and Constitutions.
- Franklin County Trial Lawyers Association’
Region: Franklin County, Ohio
Welcome to the Franklin County Trial Lawyers Association’s website! For over four (4) decades our members have been fighting to assure that our courthouses stay open to all, not just the wealthy few. We accept with firm resolve the challenge of standing up for the powerless against the powerful.
The “Find a Lawyer” page is helpful both to FCTLA members and to the public; clicking on the desired practice area generates a list of our members practicing in the target practice area, along with a link directly to most members' individual or firm websites and email addresses.
- Oklahoma Association for Justice
Region: Oklahoma, USA
The Oklahoma Association for Justice is considered one of the most influential forces at the State Capitol. Over the last fifty plus years,the association has mitigated legislation that would have catastrophic effects on plaintiffs- working men and women. OAJ has worked to pass some of the most progressive legislation dealing with the judicial system in the entire United States.
- Oregon Trial Lawyers Association
Region: Oregon, USA
The Oregon Trial Lawyers Association is an organization of 900 attorneys and 300 other professionals who represent individuals and businesses in civil court. The organization promotes juries and jury service, and the civil justice rights of all Oregonians.
- Pennsylvania Association for Justice
Region: Pennsylvania, USA
The Pennsylvania Association for Justice promotes a fair and effective justice system. We support attorneys who work to ensure that any person who is injured by the misconduct or negligence of others can obtain justice in Pennsylvania’s courtrooms, even when taking on the most powerful interests.
- Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association
The Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association is an active professional organization comprised of civil and criminal litigation attorneys. PTLA has been in existence for over 45 years and is the oldest trial lawyer organization in Pennsylvania. The association is made up of lawyers who are dedicated to the preservation of the American legal system and the protection of the evolution of the common law through the efforts of individual lawyers who are pledged to achieving common goals
- Rhode Island Association for Justice
Region: Rhode Island, USA
The Mission of RIAJ shall be to:
Preserve the constitutional right to trial by jury
Strengthen the civil justice system through education
Safeguard consumers’ rights
Promote the public good through efforts to secure safe products, a safe workplace, a clean environment, and quality health care
Uphold and defend the constitutions of the United States of America and the State of Rhode Island.
- South Carolina Association for Justice
Region: South Carolina, USA
The South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association was founded over 40 years ago by a small group of trial lawyers. As stated in the group's first newsletter, "...this organization should and would be concerned about protecting the rights of the claimants and the public..." Over the years the SCTLA has grown into a statewide organization with over 1300 members but the organization still holds the values of the original founders. In fact, the motto of the SCTLA is “Keeping South Carolina Families Safe.”
- South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association
Region: South Dakota, USA
In pursuit of its goals, SDTLA cooperates on occasion with other organizations, such as the State Bar of South Dakota, the South Dakota Paralegal Association (SDPA), and the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA).
- Tennessee Association for Justice
Region: Tennessee, USA
•To uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States
•To advance the science of jurisprudence
•To train in all fields and phases of advocacy
•To promote the administration of justice for the public good
•To uphold the honor and dignity of the profession of law
•To advance the cause of those who are damaged in person or property and who must seek redress therefore
•To encourage mutual support and cooperation among members of the bar
•To uphold and improve the adversary system and trial by jury
- Dallas Trial Lawyers Association
Region: Dallas, Texas
The Dallas Trial Lawyers Association's mission is to advance the cause of those who are damaged in person and property and who must seek redress therefore at law; to resist the continuing efforts to curtail the rights of such persons; to encourage cooperation among lawyers engaged in the furtherance of such objectives; and through such cooperation to promote justice and human welfare.
- Houston Trial LAwyers Association
Region: Houston, Texas
“The purpose of HTLA shall be the advancement of the cause of those who are damaged in person and property and who must seek redress therefore at law; to resist the continuing efforts to curtail the rights of such persons; to encourage cooperation among lawyers engaged in the furtherance of such objectives; and through such cooperation to promote justice and human welfare.”
- San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association (SATLA)
Region: San Antonio. Texas
The purpose of SATLA is to promote fair resolutions of civil disputes and to protect individuals' rights to have their grievances aired to a fair and impartial court and/or jury of their peers.
- Texas Trial Lawyers Association
Region: Texas, USA
Today, more than 50 years later, TTLA has never been more committed to this endeavor. Since its inception, TTLA has been a steadfast defender of the civil justice system in Texas, and through exceptional leadership and vision, TTLA has worked hard to ensure that ordinary citizens always have a voice in the legislative process.
- Utah Association for Justice
Region: Utah, USA
Utah Association for Justice (UAJ), a non profit association where our mission is to "Preserve Justice and Accountability". UAJ is an organization of trial attorneys in Utah who fight to preserve and protect the legal rights of the individual.
- Vermont Association for Justice
Region: Vermont, USA
- Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
Region: Virginia, USA
- Washington Defense Trial Lawyers (WDTL)
Region: Washington, USA
To promote the highest professional and ethical standards for Washington civil defense attorneys and to serve our members through education, recognition, collegiality, professional development and advocacy.
- Washington State Association for Justice
Region: Washington, USA
The Mission of the Washington State Association for Justice is to protect and promote a fair justice system and the right to trial by jury, and to ensure that any person who is harmed by the misconduct or negligence of others can obtain justice in America's courtrooms, even in actions against the most powerful interests.
- West Virginia Association for Justice
Region: West Virginia, USA
The West Virginia Association for Justice represents more than 500 plaintiffs attorneys throughout West Virginia and in surrounding states. Our members are committed to preserving and improving our civil justice system in order to ensure that any person who is injured by the misconduct and negligence of others can obtain justice in America’s courtrooms. We work to protect West Virginia families by promoting safe workplaces, safe products, quality healthcare, a clean environment and corporate responsibility.
- Wisconsin Association for Justice (WAJ)
Region: Wisconsin, USA
The Wisconsin Association for Justice (WAJ) strives to promote a fair and effective justice system - a system that ensures justice for all, not just a privileged few.
- Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association
Region: Wyoming, USA
The Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association is the state's largest and most active voluntary statewide legal organization. Our members are attorneys dedicated to protecting the health and safety of Wyoming families, enhancing consumer protections and preserving each and every citizen's right to trial by jury and access to the courts.