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ADTA invites only one defense trial attorney to be its prime member per one million in population from various jurisdictions who have a trial practice and devote a substantial portion of their professional time to defending businesses, insurance companies or their insureds, associations, or governmental entities in civil litigation. An ADTA prime membership is, in essence, a statement of the high regard in which that defense trial attorney is held by his or her peers in the defense trial bar of their city and state or province.

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Edward L. Birk

The Hood Law Firm
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Hoodlaw.com

James B. Hood President

Welcome and thank you for visiting the ADTA’s website. We are a close-knit group of defense trial attorneys who come together to share, learn and grow. While we come from different cities and states, the members of the ADTA have much in common. We love trying cases, and we enjoy surrounding ourselves with others who do as well. Our membership is limited to one prime member per million residents in a given city, and this preserves our unique character and fosters the broad networking opportunities that abound. If you are already the One in a Million and interested in getting more involved, simply email or call me, and I will make sure you get the most out of your membership. If you landed here to learn more about us, please pursue the website and feel free to reach out with ay questions.

Sincerely, Jamie

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Steven H. Gurnee Receives 2021 “Strubinger Award” - ADTA Law Featured News image

Steven H. Gurnee Receives 2021 “Strubinger Award”

For the second time Steven Gurnee, Gurnee Mason Rushford Bonotto & Forestiers, LLP, Roseville, CA has received "The Strubinger Award"!  The award was announced at the 2021 ADTA Annual Meeting in Asheville, N.C. on August 14 during the Business Meeting.  He was nominated by George Walker, Hand Arendall Harrison Sale LLC.  Steve represents what ADTA is all about------referrals.  

The other Finalists for the award were:

Allison Barber, Hitt Hiller Monfils Williams LLPPortland OR---Nominated by Bharat Varadachari
Todd Roberts, Ropers Majeski Kohn & Bentley PCSan Jose, CA --- Nominated by Mike Kronlund
Todd Lowther, Barze Taylor Noles Lowther LLCBirmingham, AL---Nominated by Matt Bailey
Kasey Townsend, Murchison & Cumming, LLP, Walnut Creek, CA---Nominated by Denise Anderson

Thanks to all who participated over the past year.  IF you get a referral, please submit a  nomination through the link on our home page.

Congratulations Steve and to each of the Finalists!

The Strubinger Award History:

At the 2009 Annual Meeting in Scottsdale Arizona, the Marketing Committee of ADTA introduced a new client referral network initiative, "We Prefer to Refer." As part of this program, the Marketing Committee created an award that will be given annually to the ADTA member who has best exemplified our commitment to refer business to other ADTA members. The first "We Prefer to Refer" Award was presented to Bobby Hood of Charleston, S.C. at the 2010 Annual Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts.

The participation of the members in the nominating process is vital and ensures that all of those who deserve recognition will have the opportunity to be duly considered for this prestigious award.

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