Attorney Memberships & Distinguished Organizations
The Defense Research Institute (DRI) is the international organization of attorneys defending the interests of business and individuals in civil litigation. DRI provides numerous educational and informational resources to DRI members and offers many opportunities for liaison among defense trial lawyers, Corporate America, and state and local defense organizations. DRI also has an international presence, seeking to enhance understanding of the law among members of the defense community who have reason to be concerned with the expanding globalization of litigation defense. The organization’s primary areas of focus are Education, Justice, Balance, Economics, and Professionalism and Service.
The Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys (OACTA) is an organization of attorneys, corporate executives and managers who devote a substantial portion of their time to the defense of civil lawsuits and the management of claims against individuals, corporations and governmental entities. OACTA, “The Source for Defense Success,” has been serving the public, the business community, and the legal profession in Ohio for over 50 years.
The Professional Liability Defense Federation™ (PLDF) is a not-for-profit organization designed to bring together attorneys, claims professionals and risk management specialists to share expertise and information helpful to the successful defense of professional liability claims. Its goal is to harness this expertise in one organization devoted solely to improving the management and defense of professional liability claims. To accomplish its mission, PLDF publishes the journal Professional Liability Defense Quarterly, sponsors an annual meeting offering valuable law development seminars and member connection opportunities, offers amicus support in important appellate proceedings, produces news summaries of national malpractice case developments, and facilitates confidential communications among members.
Founded in 1969, University Risk Management and Insurance Association (URMIA) is uniquely dedicated to the advancement of the profession of risk management in higher education. URMIA provides community, education, and resources to an international community of almost 2,700 members. This includes practicing professionals at more than 550 institutions of higher learning, as well as more than 100 affiliate companies and partner organizations that serve the needs of higher education risk management.