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Illinois Trial Lawyers Association

Founded in 1952, the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA) is a statewide organization for personal injury and civil trial lawyers. With approximately 2,000 members, ITLA is the largest organization in the State of Illinois for trial lawyers.

The Illinois Trial Lawyers Association strives to achieve and maintain high standards of professional ethics, competency and demeanor in the bench and bar while promoting the fair, prompt and efficient administration of justice. The ITLA fights to keep the civil justice system intact, uphold individual rights, and hold wrongdoers accountable.


Contact Information:

Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
401 W. Edwards Street
P.O. Box 5000
Springfield, IL 62704
Phone: (217) 789-0755
Toll Free: (800) 252-8501
Fax: (217) 789-0810
Website: www.iltla.com

Benefits of Membership in ITLA

The benefits of membership in the ITLA include:

  1. access to the ListServ;
  2. access to Educational Programs;
  3. additional Educational Materials;
  4. the Auto Litigation Book;
  5. the Medical Malpractice Trial Notebook;
  6. access to Expert Testimony Exchange;
  7. the benefits of Amicus Involvement;
  8. access to Trial Journal;
  9. a subscription to Vested Interest;
  10. the benefits of Legislative Representation;
  11. access to the Conference Room; and
  12. a listing in the Membership Directory.

Dues for the ITLA

The schedules of dues for ITLA include:

  • Registered Law School Student - $10.00
  • Legal Assistant - $50.00
  • First Year of Practice - $50.00
  • Second & Third Years of Practice - $150.00
  • Fourth Year of Practice - $250.00
  • Fifth Year or More of Practice - $400.00
  • Contributing Membership - $2,000.00

Committees of the ITLA

Members of ITLA are encouraged to take to take on leadership roles in various committees of the ITLA including:

  • Amicus Curiae;
  • Civil Practice & Rules;
  • Legislative;
  • Medical Negligence;
  • Membership;
  • Product Liability & Insurance Law;
  • Workers’ Compensation; and
  • Young Lawyers’ Division.

Past Presidents of the ITLA

Christopher T. Hurley, President-Elect
Perry J. Browder, President
John D. Cooney, 2014-2015
Stephen D. Phillips, 2013-2014
Gregory L. Shevlin, 2012-2013
Jerry A. Latherow, 2011-2012
Todd A. Smith, 2010-2011
Peter J. Flowers, 2009-2010
Philip Harnett Corboy, Jr., 2008-2009
Bruce M. Kohen, 2007-2008
Judy L. Cates, 2006-2007
Keith A. Hebeisen, 2005-2006
Kevin J. Conway, 2004-2005
Michael P. Schostok 2003-2004
Robert J. Bingle 2002-2003
Kim E. Presbrey 2001-2002
Larry R. Rogers 2000-2001
Michael J. Reagan 1999-2000
Martin J. Healy 1998-99
Laird M. Ozmon 1997-98
Geoffrey L. Gifford 1996-97
David V. Dorris 1995-96
Curt N. Rodin 1994-95
Patrick A. Salvi 1993-94
Joseph A. Power, Jr. 1992-93
Larry A. Calvo 1991-92
Robert A. Clifford 1990-91
C. E. Heligenstein 1989-90
Thomas A. Demetrio 1988-89
Jon G. Carlson 1987-88
John Bernard Cashion 1986-87
David A. Decker 1985-86
James F. Stack 1984-85
Thomas F. Londrigan 1983-84
Albert F. Holfeld 1982-83
Jerome Mirza 1981-82
Eugene I. Pavalon 1980-81
John E. Norton 1979-80
James Thomas Demos 1978-79
Robert G. Heckenkamp 1977-78
Fred Lane 1976-77
Morris B. Chapman 1976
William J. Harte 1975-76
Frederick W. Allen 1974-75
John D. Hayes 1973-74
Eugene P. Meegan 1972-73
John. H. Bickley, Jr. 1971-72
John C. Mullen 1970-71
Nat P. Ozmon 1969-70
John J. Kennelly 1968-69
Leonard M. Ring 1966-68
Leo K. Wykell 1965-66
John G. Phillips 1964-65
Philip H. Corboy 1963-64
John J. Sullivan 1962-63
Warren J. Hickey 1961-62
Patrick Conlon 1960-61
Stacy W. Osgood 1959-60
Louis G. Davidson 1958-59
Leo S. Karlin 1957-58
Percival E. Thompson 1956-57
Joseph A. Barbera 1955-56
James A. Dooley 1952-55


This article was last updated on Thursday, September 5, 2019.

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