Find Success at ADTAThe Tradition of Excellence Continues
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.
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.
About the ADTA
The Association of Defense Trial Attorneys has two main objectives: to provide an opportunity for the proven successful defense trial attorneys to associate with similarly qualified trial attorneys for professional, social and business purposes, and to identify the successful defense trial attorney for those persons in search of such an attorney.
The ADTA Foundation
Please donate to the ADTA Foundation to continue its Tradition of Excellence to members. The Foundation’s purpose is:
- To provide funds for exceptional CLE speakers,
- To provide a vehicle for ADTA members to make a tax-deductible donation to the ADTA, and
- For other charitable purposes as may be deemed appropriate by the ADTA membership.
Find an Attorney
Whether you are a member attempting to locate a fellow member or you are attempting to locate an experienced defense trial attorney to represent you or your client, use our extensive database to identify the ADTA attorney and obtain direct contact information.
We Prefer to Refer
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.
Officers & Executive Council Members
Class of 2023
Class of 2024
Class of 2025
From the President
Welcome and thank you for visiting the ADTA's site.
We are a membership of defense trial lawyers from around the country. Our group is made up of one select attorney per million population. We are a sister organization to the DRI, IADC and FDCC.
We get together for one week of meetings per year, held in fabulous venues, to share secrets of the trade and learn together. Although we represent different types of clients and are from different cities, states and countries we are trial lawyers at the core and enjoy referring business to attorneys of similar litigation backgrounds.
If you are already a member and One in a Million but interested in getting more involved, simply email or call me, and we will make sure you get the most out of your membership. If you want to learn more about the ADTA, please feel free to reach out with any questions.
All the Best, Evelyn
Upcoming Annual Meetings
2023 Annual Meeting
Registration is now open! Click through to register.
April 19 - 23, 2023
The Charleston Place
Charleston, South Carolina
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Meeting Hosts: Jamie and Katy Hood
2024 Annual Meeting
April 24-28, 2024
LaFonda On The Plaza
Santa Fe, New Mexico
ADTA 2022-2023 Officers Announced
During the 81st Annual Business Meeting in Napa, CA the following slate of new officers and Executive Council members for the 2022-2023 year was presented, voted upon and approved. Congratulations to everyone!
President: Evelyn Fletcher Davis, Hawkins Parnell & Young, Atlanta, GA
President Elect: James P. Craig, Lederer Weston Craig, PLC, Cedar Rapids, IA
Vice President: Dyan Ebert, Quinlivan & Hughes, P.A., St. Cloud, MN
Treasurer: Jennifer O. Mitchell, Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP, Cincinnati, OH
Secretary: Monté L. Williams, Steptoe & Johnson, PLLC, Woodlands, TX
Class of 2025
David Holler, Smith Robinson Holler Dubose & Morgan, LLC, Sumter, SC
Heather Mills, Skane Mills, Los Angeles, CA
Edwin Wallis, III, Glassman, Wyatt, Tuttle, Cox, PC, Memphis, TN
Edward L. Birk, ADTA Foundation President, Marks Gray P.A., Jacksonville, FL
Evelyn Fletcher Davis - 2022 “The Strubinger Award” Winner
Evelyn Fletcher Davis, Senior Partner, Hawkins Parnell & Young, Atlanta, GA was announced during the 81st Annual Meeting in Napa, CA as the recipient of the 2022 Strubinger Award.
History and Purpose
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.