Trial lawyers ensure accountability from the most powerful of interests in the only realm where all parties are viewed as equals - our courts. From landmark litigation to otherwise routine cases, trial lawyers represent average people who seek fairness and justice.
Although the definition of the term "trial attorney" has a broader technical application, the term is often used to describe the lawyer representing the plaintiff who initiates a lawsuit in the civil justice system. Civil trial attorneys represent clients in a variety of different types of cases in civil court, including personal injury, medical malpractice, workers' compensation claims, Social Security disability claims, and more.
To a lesser degree, the term "trial attorney" might also include criminal defense attorneys who represent individuals accused of a crime within the criminal justice system, although associations focused primarily on criminal defense are more popular with those attorneys.
Organizations for trial attorneys offer quality continuing legal education (CLE) opportunities for attorneys. Civil justice and trial lawyer associations also advocate on justice issues, including promoting access to courts and against so-called "tort reform" measures.
Lawyer Legion is an independent project not affiliated with any nonprofit legal associations. The logo for each of these associations is displayed simply as a visual indicator to help users identify each association. In this list, you will find many of the most well-known civil justice and trial lawyer associations in the United States at the national, state, and local level.