Membership Application

APPLICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP IN ASSOCIATION OF DEFENSE TRIAL ATTORNEYS
"An Association of Attorneys who Provide a Complete Legal Service to Persons or Companies who Require Defense"

Informational for Membership Requirements

A trial lawyer handling principally defense of claims at the request of insurance companies and self-insurers, with more than five (5) years defense trial experience is eligible. Corporate counsel and employees of insurance companies or self-insureds are ineligible for membership.

Prime Members: The first lawyer member from a firm is the prime member. There can only be one Prime Member from any town, city, or metropolitan area of less than a million population. One additional Prime Member is allowed for each additional one million population, or portion thereof, for a city or metropolitan area.

Associate Members: Partners or associates of a Prime Member are eligible and encouraged for membership as Associate Members, at the will of the Prime Member.

Membership Dues: Prime Members’ annual dues for the fiscal year beginning April 1st are $495, regardless of the size of the city. Associates' dues are $395. In addition,

  1. The Prime Member is expected to be a member of Defense Research Institute (DRI).
  2. Associate Membership terminates upon the death or disqualification for membership of the Prime Member. However, the Associate Member may then apply for the Prime Membership, if qualified.

Membership Term: The membership year for a Member (Prime or Associate) extends from April 1st to March 31st of the following year.

PLEASE NOTE, HOWEVER, that in the event that the Prime Member from a firm terminates his/her membership in the Association, all Associate Members from that firm will be terminated as of the same date as the Prime Member, no matter what the condition of their dues.

Membership Chairman:
Johnston Cox

Gallivan, White & Boyd, P.A.
1201 Main Street, Suite 1200
Columbia, SC  29201

Tel.: (803) 724-1728
Fax: (803) 779-1767
Email: jcox@gwblawfirm.com

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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.