Affiliated Organizations

THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF TRIAL LAWYERS
The American College of Trial Lawyers is composed of the best of the trial bar from the United States and Canada and is widely considered to be the premier professional trial organization in America. Founded in 1950, the College is dedicated to maintaining and improving the standards of trial practice, the administration of justice and the ethics of the profession. Through its Board of Regents, its general committees and its state and province committees, the College engages in a wide variety of activities to further those purposes.


AMERICAN BOARD OF TRIAL ADVOCATES  
The American Board of Trial Advocates is a national association of experienced trial lawyers and judges dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the civil jury trial right provided by the Seventh Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.  First and foremost, ABOTA works to uphold the jury system by educating the American public about the history and values of the right to trial by jury.


WASHINGTON HEALTH CARE RISK MANAGEMENT SOCIETY  
The Washington Health Care Risk Management Society (WHCRMS) was organized in 1983 as a forum for risk managers and others within the healthcare industry whose professional practice contributes to the identification, assessment, prevention and control of a healthcare risk.


LEXISNEXIS / MARTINDALE-HUBBELL PEER REVIEW RATED  
The Martindale-Hubbell® PEER REVIEW RATINGS™ help buyers of legal services identify, evaluate and select the most appropriate lawyer for a specific task at hand. Lawyer Ratings serve as an objective indicator that a lawyer has the highest ethical standards and professional ability and are used by buyers of legal services to justify their hiring decisions. 

Combined with the Martindale-Hubbell® Client Review Ratings™, self-reported professional credentials and other fact-based performance data, the PEER REVIEW RATINGS™ contribute to the comprehensive view of a lawyer.


SUPER LAWYERS  SL-logo-270x65
Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.


WASHINGTON DEFENSE TRIAL LAWYERS  
WDTL's mission is to serve our members through professional development, education and camaraderie, to promote the highest ethical standards for Washington civil defense attorneys, and to foster balance in the civil courts through judicial legislative advocacy.


DEFENSE RESEARCH INSTITUTE  
DRI is the international membership organization of all lawyers involved in the defense of civil litigation. DRI is committed to enhancing the skills, effectiveness, and professionalism of defense lawyers; anticipating and addressing issues germane to defense lawyers and the civil justice system; promoting appreciation of the role of the defense lawyer; and improving the civil justice system and preserving the civil jury.


THE FEDERATION OF DEFENSE & CORPORATE COUNSEL (FDCC)  
Composed of recognized leaders in the legal community who have achieved professional distinction, The Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel is dedicated to promoting knwoledge, fellowship, and professionalism of its members as they pursue the course of a balanced justice system and represent those in need of a defense in civil lawsuits.