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 ADTA (Association of Defense Trial Attorneys) is an organization of Civil Trial Attorneys which represents businesses, insurance companies and their insureds and governmental agencies in civil litigation.  As leaders in the civil defense bar, the ADTA favors the rule of law, tolerance and inclusion.

The ADTA and its members stand united against violence, terrorist attacks on innocent civilians, and the taking of hostages.  While the situation in the Middle East is at the forefront of our thoughts today, we are steadfastly united against attacks on all groups based on religion, race, gender, sexual orientation or nationality.  We call on our colleagues to join us and publicly denounce anti-Semitism, discrimination, and all forms of hate speech. We extend our deepest sympathies to those impacted by this conflict. 


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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