For my entire legal career, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (“ATLA”) has had its headquarters in Georgetown. Having been a member since 1981, I was surprised to see the name of the largest trial lawyers group in the United States change its name to the “American Association for Justice” (“AAJ”) and move its headquarters into downtown Washington, D.C. Since everyone at ABRAMS LANDAU, Ltd. likes to “walk the walk,” Shawn Shook and I went to get a tour of the new facilities and meet with the staff. Here we are outside the main entrance with long time staff member Anji Jesseramsing has overseen major improvements in the Exchange, the department where I worked over 25 years ago !
The Mission of the American Association for Justice is to promote a fair and effective justice system—and to support the work of attorneys in their efforts to ensure that any person who is injured by the misconduct or negligence of others can obtain justice in America’s courtrooms, even when taking on the most powerful interests. AAJ has helped me to advance my practice, expand my network of attorneys I can work with and learn from, and has made a positive difference in the civil justice system. AAJ is committed to protecting the right of individuals to have a trial by jury and to giving a voice to victims of corporate greed and the insurance industry’s misinformation campaigns and lobbying efforts. Here, Doug Landau is shown in the main foyer of the new office space of the AAJ headquarters.