President’s Message

The Western Trial Lawyers Association was founded by some of the best and brightest trial lawyers in the country who wanted an organization made up of “real trial lawyers” whose primary motivation was to teach others how to excel in the courtroom. Our membership reflects this mission. Attendees of our presentations comment on the talent, experience, and willingness of speakers to unreservedly share their most valuable knowledge.

WTLA is unique not only for what it does but for what it refrains from doing. We do not have a political agenda; do not fund raise; do not lobby or espouse political positions.

I am excited about being this year’s president. We have new locations for our seminars and continue to attract new speakers and attendees. Innovation and change are the life blood of WTLA, and I am proud to be a small part of this endeavor. I am interested in any suggestions or comments by seminar attendees and members and will have an open mind in considering their suggestions, criticisms, or comments.

In solidarity,
Tom Dempsey
President WTLA