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Pennsylvania Association for Justice (PAJ)

About the PAJ


  • Founded: 1968
  • Location: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Mission and History

The Pennsylvania Association for Justice is a leading organization for preserving tort reform and developing a revolutionary approach to workers comp insurance litigation. PAJustice aggressively protects the rights of citizens and provides members with resources to improve their practice.

Members in this trust organization include more than 2,000 plaintiffs attorneys in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Founded in 1968, the Pennsylvania Association for Justice (PAJ), formerly the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, promotes a fair and effective justice system in Pennsylvania even when taking on the most powerful interests.

The organization helps trial attorneys better represent their wronged clients within the civil justice system by fostering public awareness on the role of the trial attorney in the administration of justice. The organization protects a citizen's 7th Amendment right to trial by jury.

Many of the top personal injury attorneys in Pennsylvania belong to this trusted organization.




Paul Adams Lagnese
Pittsburgh, PA
Kila Briget Baldwin
President Elect
Philadelphia, PA
Eric Weitz
Philadelphia, PA

Section Chairs

Marion K Munley
Chair - Auto Law Section
Scranton, PA
Daniel Purtell
Chair - Future Leaders Section
Philadelphia, PA
James C. Haggerty
Chair - Insurance Bad Faith Section
Philadelphia, PA

Past Presidents

Sudhir Raman Patel
2019 - 2020
Pottsville, PA
Joshua Parke Geist
2018 - 2019
Pittsburgh, PA
Lisa M Benzie-Woodburn
2017- 2018
Harrisburg, PA

Contact the PAJ

Pennsylvania Association for Justice (PAJ)
212 North Third St Suite 101
Harrisburg, PA 17101
Office: (717) 232-6478
Fax: (717) 232-6487

Overview of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice

Benefits of Membership

Benefits of membership in the Pennsylvania Association for Justice include:

  • access to educational programs and seminars;
  • networking with colleagues fighting similar battles;
  • shared resources;
  • case insights; and
  • case recommendations

Directory of Personal Injury Lawyers in Pennsylvania

Lawyer Legion maintains a statewide directory of personal injury attorneys in Pennsylvania which includes both PAJ 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 PAJ and other professional associations. This includes recognition for PAJ past presidents and PAJ members who have updated their Lawyer Legion profile to include information about their involvement with the PAJ.

Use this directory to find a Pennsylvania lawyer in your local area. Start by choosing your county from the list below.

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