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Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (GTLA)

About the GTLA


  • Founded: 1958
  • Location: Atlanta, Georgia

Mission and History

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."



2020-2021 Executive Committee

Lyle Griffin Warshauer
Atlanta, GA
Daniel Brent Snipes
Immediate Past President
Statesboro, GA
Jonathan Andrew Pope
Canton, GA
Adam Malone
Executive Vice President
Atlanta, GA
Madeleine Norine Simmons
Atlanta, GA
Jason Brandon Branch
Columbus, GA

GTLA Members Active on Lawyer Legion

William C. Head
William C. Head, PC
Atlanta, GA
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Katherine Lee McArthur
McArthur Law Firm
Macon, GA
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Jason R. Carnell
The Carnell Law Firm, LLC.
Norcross, GA
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Kimberly Keheley Frye
Frye Law Group LLC
Marietta, GA
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Roger James Dodd
Spohrer Dodd
Jacksonville, FL
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Jason Ramsey Schultz
Jason R. Schultz P.C.
Peachtree City, GA
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Past Presidents

Daniel Brent Snipes
Statesboro, GA
Laura Wilson Speed
Atlanta, GA
W Pope Langdale III
Valdosta, GA
Darren Wade Penn
Atlanta, GA
Linley Jones
Atlanta, GA

Contact the GTLA

Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (GTLA)
101 Marietta Street 3350 Centennial Tower
Atlanta, GA 30303
Office: (404) 522-8487
Fax: (404) 522-3705

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Benefits of Membership

Attorneys in Georgia can enjoy the following benefits of becoming a member of the GTLA:

  • Discounts to some of the finest CLE seminars in the State on a variety of civil justice topics;
  • Networking opportunities and CLE seminars including the Auto Torts Workshop, the Holiday Workshop, and the Annual Convention & President's Gala;
  • Access to List Servers that allow attorneys fighting similar battles to share ideas and ask questions;
  • Access to cutting edge on-line research tools;
  • GTLA publications including The Verdict Magazine and the In the Know Newsletter; and
  • Verdict and settlement reports.


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:

  • Legislative
  • New Lawyers
  • Membership Eligibility
  • Community Outreach
  • Amicus Curiae
  • Verdict Editorial Board
  • Civil Justice PAC, Inc. of GTLA
  • Communications
  • Education
  • Membership Committee
  • Constitutional Challenge

GTLA Civil Justice PAC

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.

Directory of Personal Injury Lawyers in Georgia

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.

Personal Injury Lawyers by County


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