Organization Info, Mission Statement & More

The ADTA holds an annual meeting of its membership in a unique location somewhere in the United States, Europe, Canada or Puerto Rico. The meetings offer outstanding continuing legal education programs, social events, entertainment, and travel opportunities for each member and their family. The annual meeting CLE programs are presented by highly qualified and knowledgeable persons on timely and relevant topics. The Association prequalifies the CLE for each state's licensure requirements and assist members in obtaining the maximum credit available.

The membership is also listed in a published Directory which is distributed annually to over 1500 different potential clients consumers of our professional services. The annual meetings also offer unique opportunities to explore the venue of the annual meeting with trips, activities and events designed just for its members. Formal dinners, dances and hospitality events provide multiple opportunities for social and business interaction. The Association has its own newsletter, the Association Press, by which the membership may report and learn of the news about each other and its membership. Interested? Become a member.

Success with “One in a Million”

Through ADTA, its members and this website, clients can find representation in their local area or a city of which they are not familiar. Because the Association only permits one prime member per one million population for each city, town or municipality, an ADTA member is truly "one in a million". This exclusive selection process, assures potential clients that they have the name of a highly qualified, experienced and successful defense trial attorney in that community or region. Similarly, when a member needs representation for their client in another city or region, that member can refer their client to an ADTA member with the confidence that their client will receive the same high quality legal service and enjoy the same success that they themselves have provided. Exchanges of information, experiences and clients among successful members of the defense bar, assures continuing success and benefit for all. Find an ADTA member.

A member of the ADTA is a proven and recognized successful professional possessing the highest skill level of a defense trial attorney in civil cases. It members are proud of their reputations and their success and they carefully select those they invite to be a member of the Association of Defense Trial Attorneys.

Mission Statement

The ADTA is a select group of diverse and experienced civil defense trial attorneys whose mission is to improve their practices through collegial relationships, educational programs, and business referral opportunities, while maintaining the highest standards of professionalism and ethics.

Diversity Mission Statement

To promote and advocate diversity, to create an atmosphere of total inclusion in the membership, leadership, speaking opportunities, and for all activities and functions of the Association of Defense Trial Attorneys.

Equal Justice Statement

The Association of Defense Trial Attorneys is an organization dedicated to the pursuit of civil justice.  As attorneys, it is our moral and professional responsibility to fight against injustice.  We acknowledge our obligation to help to bring equity to our communities, to lead, and ensure that our justice system treats all people with dignity and respect, regardless of the color of their skin.
The ADTA condemns racism in all its forms.  We are outraged by the senseless death of George Floyd at the hands of those who are sworn to uphold the law.  We support the right of people to peacefully protest against racial injustice in cities around the world.
As an organization, we pledge to fight for fairness, decency, and equality.  We also reaffirm our commitment to identify and remove barriers to full and equal justice for our fellow citizens.

About ADTA

An ADTA prime membership is, in essence, a statement of the high regard in which defense trial attorneys are held by his or her peers in the defense trial bar of their city and state or province.

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