The Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association is an active professional organization comprised of civil and criminal litigation attorneys. PTLA has been in existence for over 50 years and is the oldest trial lawyer organization in Pennsylvania. The association is made up of lawyers who are dedicated to the preservation of the American legal system and the protection of the evolution of the common law through the efforts of individual lawyers who are pledged to achieving common goals.
The Association is noted for its educational influence and its goals of helping all lawyers to ultimately serve the interests of their clients in a fair and productive manner. Accredited as a provider by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board, PTLA sponsors an outstanding Luncheon Lecture Series, as well as the numerous seminars of interest to trial attorneys.
PTLA also promotes legal education through its James J. Manderino Awards for Trial Advocacy which are awarded on a yearly basis to outstanding law school seniors. PTLA presents an annual award in memory of Justice Michael A. Musmanno to an outstanding citizen who best exemplifies the ideal of the late Justice.
The Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association is an organization that has sought to protect the rights of all individuals, be it in the civil or criminal fields of jurisprudence, and continues to be a growing and vital force in the Philadelphia Community.
The Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association invites you to explore our site and learn more about our goals and the services we offer trial lawyers.