The Tradition of Excellence Continues

Membership in the ADTA provides each member the chance to associate with the exceptional members of the defense trial bar in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and The United Kingdom. The advantages of such an association include the opportunity to network and socialize with the most outstanding members of our profession. Membership in the ADTA is not only a statement of success, but a key to continued success.

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Diversity Mission Statement 

Attracting and maintaining a diverse membership is essential to the success of the ADTA and the profession it represents because the inclusion of persons from diverse backgrounds enriches and strengthens the ADTA and enhances the quality and talent of the legal profession.  The ADTA is committed to promoting understanding, acceptance, and respect for all persons from diverse backgrounds, to promoting diversity within the organization’s membership, and to pursuing the goal of inclusiveness.  In this way, the ADTA can attain and maintain excellence as a premier professional organization.



One in a Million

ADTA invites only one defense trial attorney to be its prime member per one million in population for each city, town, or municipality across the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. 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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New Officers

2014-2015 Officers


F. D. Balmert
Matthew W. Bailey
Vice President 
Fred D. Raschke
Edward L. Birk
Thomas J. Hurney, Jr.

New Class of EC Members

Lori V. Berke
Pierre Belanger
Evelyn Fletcher Davis


November 19, 2014
"Ethics:  Can A Party Ethically Influence the Internet in Anticipation of Juror Misconduct?"

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Executive Council Meeting
Ponte Vedra Club & Inn
Ponte Vedra, FL
November 13-16, 2014

74th Annual Meeting
Ponte Vedra, Florida

Ponte Vedra Club & Inn
April 22 - 26, 2015
Meeting Hosts: 
Ed and Ceci Birk

Executive Council Meeting
Monterey Plaza
Monterey, CA
November 12 - 15, 2015

75th Annual Meeting
Monterey, California

Monterey Plaza
April 20 - 24, 2016

We Prefer To Refer - Recipients and Application

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