Your Committee Membership
Amicus Curiae Committee
- Contact Holly Bennett
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: Tim Garvey and Kylie Schmidt
Auto Litigation Committee
Assists auto litigators in working towards solutions to common problems.
Co-Chairs: Kyle Bachus, Amanda Francis, and Steve Wahlberg
This annual continuing legal education seminar is one of the most popular events on the CTLA calendar. This two-day program features high profile speakers and draws more than 200 attorneys from across the state.
Co-Chairs: Jennifer O’Connell and Ross Ziev
Case Assistance Committee
Develops, promotes and maintains programs such as the listserve, 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, Saul Sarney, and Laura Wolf
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: James Fogg and Nicole Quintana
Construction Defect Task Force Committee
Assists construction defect litigators in working toward solutions to common problems.
Chair: Mari Perczak
Plans annual summer convention.
Co-Chairs: Kari Jones Dulin and Molly Greenblatt
Ensures full and equal participation and representation in the organization's services, activities, policies, communications, and products by members of communities that historically have been underrepresented, and to promote diversity of gender, race, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, religion, and background more generally - within the organization and its leadership positions.
Chair: Siddhartha Rathod
Raises money to protect consumer rights and increase public safety through lobbying and outreach efforts.
Chair: Kari Jones Dulin
Employment Litigation Committee
Reviews proposed employment legislation to evaluate its impact on consumer and tort issues.
Co-Chairs: Clayton Wire
Insurance/Bad Faith Committee
Assists insurance/bad faith litigators in working towards solutions to common problems.
Co-Chairs: Jennifer Milne and Michael Rosenberg
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
Medical Malpractice Committee
Designed to help medical malpractice attorneys work towards solutions to common problems.
Co-Chairs: Bruce Braley, Penelope Clor, R.N., J.D., and Lorraine Parker
Develops membership retention and recruitment and examines services to be offered to the membership.
Chair: Thomas Neville
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, Jessica Derakhshanian, Lisandra Matos, Sarah McEahern, and Kylie Schmidt
Develops membership recruitment, retention and benefits for legal staff members.
Chair: Courtney Clark, Rebecca Fong and Danielle Sandoval
Premises Liability Committee
Assist those who take premises liability cases in working towards solutions to common problems.
Co-Chairs: William Babich, Liz Hart and David Klibaner
Product Liability Committee
Assists product liability litigators in working towards solutions to common problems.
Co-Chairs: Anne Dieruf and George McLaughlin
Plans and implements CTLA’s seminar program. Recommends and recruits program chairs.
Co-Chairs: Dorothy Dean, Timothy Garvey, Greg Gold, Kate Hulme, Ben Lebsack, Siddhartha Rathod, and Kurt Zaner
Trial Talk Magazine
CTLA's bi-monthly magazine features articles and editorials to keep members current on the hottest legal topics and trial techniques. Consider writing an article for an upcoming issue of Trial Talk®. Review the Submission Guidelines.
Editor-in-Chief: Nicole Quintana
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.
Co-Chairs: R. Mack Babcock and Stephanie Tucker