Trial Attorney's of America


Annual Meeting

2017 Annual Meeting will be held June 7-9 at the Thompson Chicago Hotel, located in the heart of Chicago’s Rush Street District!



Mission Statement


Taking cognizance of the changing law and the new techniques necessary for the defense of products liability litigation, a group of highly experienced trial attorneys recognized the need for a professional organization which would maintain, enhance and promote the knowledge and skills of its members in this area of the law.  As a result, the Trial Attorneys of America was founded in 1969.


Membership is limited to 200 trial attorneys who devote a substantial portion of their practice to the defense of product liability litigation and to corporate counsel who work primarily in that area.


Membership is by invitation only upon the recommendation of a member.


If you are primarily engaged in the defense of product liability litigation and would like to be considered for membership, contact our Executive Secretary who will refer your inquiry to a member in your area to discuss membership with you.


Membership Services

  • Through the TAA directory member attorneys have a ready reference to counsel throughout the continental United States, Alaska and Puerto Rico who can undertake or assist in the defense of product liability lawsuits.
  • Membership distinguishes an attorney as one who is recognized by his peers as a trial lawyer or corporate counsel who is knowledgeable and skilled in the defense of product liability litigation.
  • The TAA "loose-leaf service" provides members with bulletins on recent decisions and other items of interest to defense counsel.  As product liability legislation is adopted, our members are kept apprised of these new laws.
  • TAA operates as a clearing house for information on expert witnesses - both those used by the defense and those frequently called by plaintiffs.