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Delaware Trial Lawyers Association

Delaware Trial Lawyers Association

Logo of the Delaware Trial Lawyers Association

Founded in 1979, the Delaware Trial Lawyers Association (DTLA) in Wilmington, DE, supports civil trial lawyers with networking, training and educational opportunities. Members of DTLA focus on representing plaintiffs in personal injury, medical malpractice, product liability, employment law, criminal and civil rights litigation cases.

The DTLA hosts multiple continuing legal education (CLE) seminars each year.


The DTLA serves as a professional organization both for personal injury attorneys in Delaware and for criminal defense attorneys in Delaware, unlike many trial lawyers organizations across the nation, which only serve civil lawyers. The organization also advocates on litigation and justice issues before the Delaware Legislature.

Benefits of Membership in the DTLA

The benefits of becoming a member in the Delaware Trial Lawyers Association (DTLA) include:

  • Discounts on continuing legal education (CLE) seminars hosted by DTLA;
  • A listing on the DTLA's "Find a Lawyer" Public Directory;
  • Networking and leadership opportunities within the organization;
  • Access to DTLA publications including past and current issues of the DTLA quarterly newsletter called the Advocate;
  • Online access to the members-only section of the website including a deposition bank, legal form bank, court document bank, verdict and settlement reports; and
  • Access to DTLA's referral service.

Committees of the Delaware Trial Lawyers Association (DTLA)

Members of the Delaware Trial Lawyers Association (DTLA) enjoy opportunities to help the community through action on various committees including:

  • Amicus Committee
  • Advocate Committee
  • Continuing Legal Education Committee
  • Legislative Committee
  • Membership Committee

Past Presidents of the Delaware Trial Lawyers Association

Contact Information

Delaware Trial Lawyers Association (DTLA)
913 Market Street Ste 315
Wilmington, DE 19801
Phone: (302) 421-2801
Toll-Free: (866) 751-DTLA
Fax: (302) 421-2803