Protecting consumer rights and increasing public safety.

2018-2019 Committees

 

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Amicus Curiae Committee Contact Holly Bennett at CTLA
Reviews requests for amicus assistance and decides which to accept; may provide necessary research and briefs to carry out the function of CTLA involvement as amicus. View the CTLA Amicus Committee for Acceptance of Requests Guidelines.
Co-Chairs: Scot Kreider and Sarah Parady

Auto Litigation Committee
Assists auto litigators in working towards solutions to common problems.
Co-Chairs: Kyle Bachus and Steve Wahlberg

Case Assistance Roundtable Committee 
Develops, promotes and maintains programs such as the list server, the Resource Bank and Case Assistance Roundtables.  Reviews potential membership benefits offered by vendors.  This committee oversees CTLA publications.
Co-Chairs: Mari Bush, Sam Cannon, and Saul Sarney

Civil Rights Committee
Assists civil rights attorneys in working towards solutions to common problems.
Chair: Mari Newman

Commercial Practice Committee
Assists commercial litigators in working towards solutions to common problems.
Chair:  To Be Announced

Construction Defect Task Force Committee
Assists construction defect litigators in working toward solutions to common problems.
Chair: Mari Perczak

Convention Committee
Plans annual summer convention. 
Co-Chairs: Kari Jones Dulin and Molly Greenblatt

EAGLE Committee
Raises money to protect consumer rights and increase public safety through lobbying and outreach efforts.
Co-Chairs: Jennifer Chamberlain, Marc Harden, Porya Mansorian, and Thomas Neville

Employment Litigation Committee
Reviews proposed employment legislation to evaluate its impact on consumer and tort issues.
Chair: Ben Lebsack and Clayton Wire

Insurance/Bad Faith Committee
Assists insurance/bad faith litigators in working towards solutions to common problems.
Co-Chairs: Nelson Waneka and Zach Warzel

Judiciary Committee
Finds ways to encourage members to apply for openings on Judicial Nominating Commissions or the bench. 

Helps evaluate judicial nominees in order to provide information to the governor.
Co-Chairs: Loren Brown and Jason Wesoky

 

Mass Torts Committee
Assists mass torts litigators in working towards solutions to common problems.
Co-Chairs: Seth Katz and Darin Schanker

 

Medical Malpractice Committee
Designed to help medical malpractice attorneys work towards solutions to common problems.
Co-Chairs: Jim Leventhal and Julia Thompson

Membership Committee
Develops membership retention and recruitment and examines services to be offered to the membership.
Co-Chairs:  Jerry Bowman, Sam Cannon, Jennifer Chamberlain, Courtney Clark, Timothy Garvey, Jessica Jackson-Barrows, Jason Jordan, Ben Lebsack, Murray Ogborn, Kylie Schmidt, and Clayton Wire

Membership - Student Divisions Committee
Develops membership recruitment, retention and benefits for student members.

New Lawyers Division
For members in practice seven years or less. Assists new lawyers in their practices and their involvement in CTLA.
Co-Chairs: Kevin Cheney, Kylie Schmidt, and David Roth

Paralegal Division
Develops membership recruitment, retention and benefits for legal staff members.
Chair: Courtney Clark

Premises Liability Committee
Assist those who take premises liability cases in working towards solutions to common problems.
Co-Chairs: William Babich and David Klibaner

Product Liability Committee
Assists product liability litigators in working towards solutions to common problems.
Chair: George McLaughlin

Seminar Committee
Plans and implements CTLA’s seminar program. Recommends and recruits program chairs.
Co-Chairs: Kari Jones DulinTimothy Garvey, Greg Gold, Jeff Hill, Sommer Luther, and Kurt Zaner

Spring Dinner Committee
Solicits sponsors and markets the Annual Spring Dinner.
Chair: Michael Nimmo

Women Trial Lawyers Network
Promotes the participation of women in CTLA, aids in the advancement of women members into leadership positions and supplements the knowledge and experience of women by providing networking and educational opportunities.
Co-Chairs: Alana Anzalone, Jennifer Chamberlain, Amanda Francis, and Christina Hagen

Workers' Compensation Committee
Assists workers' compensation litigators in working towards solutions to common problems.
Chair: R. Mack Babcock