Since 1958, the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (GTLA) has worked to strengthen Georgia's civil justice system in order to protect the rights of citizens and consumers in the State of Georgia.
Members of GTLA include personal injury lawyers in Georgia who focus on representing plaintiffs for a variety of civil justice cases including personal injury, wrongful death, automobile accidents, defective products, premises liability, and medical malpractice.
The GTLA hosts many popular Continuing Legal Education (CLE) seminars to educate and train attorneys and other legal professionals in the state. With more than 2,000 members, the GTLA works with state legislators to promote the interests of its members. The GTLA also operates a political action committee, the Civil Justice PAC.
According to its mission statement, GTLA is "[p]rotecting the Constitutional promise of justice for all by guaranteeing the right to trial by jury, preserving an independent judiciary, and providing access to the courts for all Georgians."
Attorneys in Georgia can enjoy the following benefits of becoming a member of the GTLA:
Members of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association have an opportunity to take a leadership position in the organization by getting involved in a number of different committees, including:
The Georgia Trial Lawyers Associations becomes involved in elections through its political arm, the Civil Justice Political Action Committee (PAC). The PAC can raise funds to spend directly on election expenses to support candidates who adhere to the GTLA's mission of supporting the right of average citizens to a jury trial, and oppose candidates who advocate against that right in so-called "tort reform" efforts.
Lawyer Legion maintains a statewide directory of personal injury lawyers in Georgia which includes both GTLA members and non-members. To help the public find the best choices when searching for a personal injury attorney, Lawyer Legion recognizes attorneys for their involvement and leadership within the GTLA and other professional associations. This includes recognition for GTLA past presidents and GTLA members who have updated their Lawyer Legion profile to include information about their involvement with the GTLA.
Use this directory to find a Georgia personal injury lawyer in your local area. Start by choosing your county from the list below.