Announcements

Announcements

  • USLAW NETWORK releases updated State Judicial Profiles by County Report

    USLAW NETWORK has released an updated edition of its State Judicial Profile by County Report. The 50-state comprehensive report offers a judicial profile of each county in the U.S. and identifies counties as Conservative, Moderate or Liberal. New to the current report is the addition of key court decisions that have changed the legal landscape for the state. This level of jurisdictional awareness of the court and juries on a county-by-county basis assists attorneys and their clients in successfully operating legal challenges throughout the United States.

  • New USLAW NETWORK state-by-state compendiums focus on liability damages caps and workers’ comp medic

    USLAW NETWORK  has released two new compendiums: the 50-State Analysis of Liability Damages Caps and the 50-State Analysis of Workers’ Compensation Medical Benefits Caps. Scott H. Moulton and Fred L. Hubbs of Hall Booth Smith, P.C. in Georgia served as editors, respectively, of the new compendiums.

  • 2017-18 USLAW NETWORK Board of Directors announced

    During USLAW NETWORK’s recent annual member meeting in Carlsbad, California, the 2017-18 USLAW NETWORK Board of Directors was elected and John D. Cromie of Connell Foley LLP in Roseland, New Jersey, was named chair of USLAW. In addition, Kevin L. Fritz of Lashly & Baer, P.C. in Missouri was named vice chair.  In addition, Dan L. Longo (Murchison & Cumming, LLP, Los Angeles, California), Susan Childers North (LeClairyRyan, Williamsburg, Virginia) and Kenneth B. Wingate (Sweeny, Wingate & Barrow, P.A., Columbia, South Carolina) have joined the Executive Committee.

    New members of the Board include René Mauricio Alva (EC Legal Rubio Villegas, Mexico City, Mexico), Stanford P. Fitts (Strong & Hanni, PC, Salt Lake City UT), Amanda P. Ketchum (Dysart Taylor Cotter McMonigle & Montemore, PC, Kansas City, MO), Michael Kunsch (Sweeney & Sheehan, P.C., Philadelphia PA), Malinda S. Matlock (Pierce Couch Hendrickson Baysinger & Green, L.L.P., Oklahoma City, OK) and Thomas S. Thornton, III (Carr Allison, Birmingham AL).

  • Connell Foley’s John D. Cromie Named Chair of USLAW NETWORK

    John D. Cromie, partner at Connell Foley LLC in New Jersey, chair of the firm’s Corporate and Business Law practice and member of the Management Committee, has been named chair of USLAW NETWORK, Inc. for 2017-2018.  The announcement was made at the NETWORK’s annual member meeting in Carlsbad, California.  Cromie, who most recently served as USLAW vice chair, succeeds Lew Bricker of SmithAmundsen in Illinois.

  • Latest Edition Of USLAW Magazine Is Available For Download

    The 2017 Fall/Winter issue of USLAW Magazine has been published and is now available for download. Articles focus on the ever-increasing impact of the opioid epidemic, medical marijuana and the legalization movement, technology in transportation litigation, insights into cybersecurity, data breaches and risk assessments and much more. USLAW Magazine is published each spring and fall and content is written by attorneys from USLAW member firms as well as industry leading corporate partners. To download the current edition, click 2017 USLAW Magazine.

  • 2017 USLAW Practice Group Attorney Directories now available

    USLAW NETWORK, INC. (USLAW) has released the USLAW 2017 attorney directories for four USLAW practice groups: Complex Tort and Product Liability, Construction Law, Employment and Labor Law, and Transportation and Logistics.

    USLAW practice group attorney directories are detailed directories of the active attorneys within these groups. These directories showcase the attorneys’ specific areas of experience, education, industry memberships, published articles and in some cases representative clients. These directories are available as downloadable PDFs.

  • Download updated USLAW Construction, Retail and Transportation Compendiums of Law

    USLAW NETWORK, Inc. (USLAW) has released updated state-by-state compendiums of law for construction, retail and transportation law, respectively. USLAW regularly updates existing Compendiums providing a multistate resource that permits users to easily access state common and statutory law. Compendiums are easily sourced on a state-by- state basis and are developed by the member firms of USLAW.

  • USLAW NETWORK publishes 2017-18 USLAW Membership Directory

    USLAW NETWORK has just released the 2017-18 USLAW NETWORK Membership Directory and it is available for download now. The Directory includes all member firms listed geographically. Each member entry spotlights the practice areas and some of the representative clients for each firm as well as an overview of each firm’s profile. Each firm listing also includes main points of contact so you can be one click or call away from each member firm. 

    “We are pleased to release the 2017-18 edition of the USLAW member directory as it serves as an important resource for members and their clients throughout the year,” said Roger M. Yaffe, USLAW CEO. “With firms listed by jurisdiction, people can locate a member firm in any jurisdiction in which they are seeking legal assistance. And, whether they are in need of a quick reference list, a deeper firm profile or access to resources that USLAW provides during the year, the USLAW Membership Directory serves as a one-stop resource of information.”

    In addition to member firm profiles, highlights of the 2017-18 USLAW Membership Directory include:



    • USLAW NETWORK Sourcebook that includes a menu of all complimentary resources available to members’ clients;

    • Profiles of USLAW corporate partners and overviews of the expert services they provide as well as key contacts to expedite activation on any legal matter or case; and

    • A snapshot map of the world that shows you the expansive reach of USLAW and where you have access to coverage should legal needs arise.


    The Directory is intended to be useful desk resource for the year ahead. Updates to member listings throughout the year will be made on the USLAW web site at http://www.uslaw.org.

    Bookmark it, download it, share it with colleagues and save it to your hard drive in order to have it at-the-ready when legal needs arise.

  • USLAW announces Practice Group Client Advisors

    USLAW NETWORK, Inc. announces the formation of USLAW Practice Group Client Advisors, a newly formed group of client advisors who participate within the practice groups where they most closely align. These advisors offer important experiences and share insights with designated USLAW practice groups. 

    “USLAW is centered on the needs of our members’ clients and the members of our Practice Group Client Advisors serve an important role in our collective success,” said Lew R.C. Bricker, chair of USLAW and a partner of USLAW NETWORK member firm SmithAmundsen in Illinois.  “We have received important feedback and insight from clients throughout the years and have always valued their engagement with the NETWORK.  With the addition of the Practice Group Client Advisors starting this year, we look forward to the expanded and targeted dialogue and guidance from these industry leaders – who will share insights and perspectives on USLAW programs and initiatives and their industry and business needs.”

    In addition to the valuable insights they provide, Practice Group Client Advisors also serve as USLAW Ambassadors, utilizing their stature within their various industries to promote the many benefits of USLAW NETWORK. The following list includes USLAW’s 2017 Practice Group Advisors.

  • Latest issue of USLAW Magazine is available for download

    The latest issue of USLAW Magazine has been published and is available for download. Published twice a year – once in the spring and once in the fall – USLAW Magazine features articles from USLAW member firms and corporate partners who provide insight into issues facing today’s business executives and legal leaders.

    Issues such as data security, medical marijuana in the workplace, accident investigations, growing influence of digital media in the workplace and much more are covered in the current issue. Articles also focus on mergers and acquisitions, risk management in transportation and what you need to know about autonomous vehicles. 

  • USLAW announces 2017 schedule of events

    USLAW NETWORK (USLAW) announces the 2017 schedules of events that includes two client conferences, practice group-targeted USLAW client exchanges, the Women’s Connection, Winter Legal Forum, TELFA spring and fall meetings and others.

    “We are excited to release the complete schedule of events for 2017,” said Lew R. C. Bricker, USLAW Chair and partner of USLAW member firm SmithAmundsen LLC in Chicago. “The 2017 schedule offers for a variety of programming and coast-to-coast venues that will deliver multiple opportunities for members to network with current and potential clients in a variety of settings large and small throughout the year. And, the growing popularity of the client exchanges enable USLAW to showcase our members and their diverse capabilities in specific practice areas at these highly interactive events. Members can create content and programming or to serve as a panelist or moderator.”

    In addition to the events listed below, USLAW will once again host select networking events, receptions and dinners in conjunction with numerous industry-specific (i.e. DRI, ATA, TIDA, etc.) major events.

    Program specific agendas and reservation details will be available in the near future and posted under the REGISTRATION tab of USLAW Connect. You must be logged in to view the brochure and registration materials. For more information about any of these events in the meantime, contact Roger Yaffe at 800-231-9110.

  • Brad Wright receives USLAW NETWORK’s O’Hagan Award

    Bradley A. Wright, a past chair of USLAW NETWORK and partner-in-charge, Akron (Ohio) office & practice group manager, transportation and retail for USLAW member firm Roetzel & Andress in Ohio, has been named USLAW NETWORK’s 2016 O’Hagan Award recipient. The award is presented by the USLAW Chair to a USLAW member who demonstrates outstanding service and commitment to the organization's guiding principles, mission and objective.

    Tom Oliver, a founding shareholder at Carr Allison in Alabama, presented the award to Wright for his ongoing participation, leadership and commitment to USLAW.

    “For years Brad has been active in USLAW practice groups and also served in several leadership roles, including chair of USLAW in 2014-15,” said Oliver. “Through his ongoing participation and commitment to making USLAW even stronger, Brad has created new vigor in the transportation practice group, inspired others to become more active and focused the transportation group on improving its overall client reach and service. Brad continues to distinguish himself by continuing to lead the organization in a very positive way and I am pleased to present Brad with the 2016 O’Hagan Award.”

    The award, which was presented during USLAW’s recent annual member meeting in Colorado Springs, Colorado, is named after Jim O’Hagan, a founding member of USLAW.

    O'Hagan Award recipients include:
    • 2016 - Bradley A. Wright, Roetzel & Andress (Ohio)
    • 2015 - Nicholas E. Christin, Wicker Smith O'Hara McCoy & Ford P.A. (Florida); Larry A. Schechtman, SmithAmundsen LLC (Illinois)
    • 2014 - Kenneth B. Wingate, Sweeny Wingate & Barrow, P.A. (South Carolina)
    • 2013 - Sheryl J. Willert, Williams Kastner (Washington)
    • 2012 - Richard K. Traub, Traub Lieberman Straus & Shrewsberry LLP (New York); Daniel W. Gerber, Goldberg Segalla (New York)
    • 2011 - James J. O’Hagan; Charles F. Carr, Carr Allison (Alabama); Roger M. Yaffe, CEO of USLAW NETWORK
    • 2010 - Thomas S. Thornton, Carr Allison (Alabama)
    • 2009 - Donean Surratt
    • 2008 - Lew R.C. Bricker, SmithAmundsen (Illinois)

  • 2016-17 USLAW NETWORK Board of Directors announced

    During USLAW NETWORK’s annual member meeting in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on Sept. 22, the 2016-17 USLAW Board of Directors was determined and Lew R.C. Bricker of SmithAmundsen in Chicago, Illinois, was named Chair of USLAW. In addition, Ami C. Dwyer of Franklin & Prokopik, PC, in Baltimore, Maryland, was named vice chair and Kevin L. Fritz of Lashly & Baer, P.C. in St. Louis, Missouri, a long-time director has joined the Executive Committee. New members of the Board include Wendell G. Large from Richardson, Whitman, Large & Badger in Portland, Maine, and Susan Childers North from LeClairRyan in Williamsburg, Virginia.

    The 2016-17 USLAW NETWORK Board of Directors includes:
    Executive Committee
    --Lew R. C. Bricker, Chair: SmithAmundsen LLC, Chicago, IL
    --Ami C. Dwyer, Vice Chair: Franklin & Prokopik, PC, Baltimore, MD
    --Jill Robb Ackerman, Secretary-Treasurer: Baird Holm LLP, Omaha, NE
    --Neil A. Goldberg, Assistant Treasurer: Goldberg Segalla LLP, Buffalo, NY
    --Nicholas E. Christin, Law Firm Management Director: Wicker, Smith, O'Hara, McCoy & Ford, P.A., Miami, FL
    --John D. Cromie, Client Liaison Director: Connell Foley LLP, Roseland, NJ
    --Michael P. Sharp, Membership Management Director: Fee, Smith, Sharp & Vitullo, L.L.P., Dallas, TX
    --Kevin L. Fritz, Special Projects Director: Lashly & Baer, P.C., St. Louis, MO
    --Thomas L. Oliver, II, Immediate Past Chair: Carr Allison, Birmingham, AL
    --C. Erik Gustafson, Chair Emeritus: LeClairRyan, Alexandria, VA

    Directors
    --Noble Allen: Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP, Hartford, CT
    --Ashley Ann Dorris: Snyder Law, LLP, Santa Barbara, CA
    --Nicolas P. Jaca-Otano: Rattagan, Macchiavello, Arocena & Pena Robirosa, Buenos, Argentina
    --Lisa Langevin: Kelly Santini LLP, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    --Wendell G. Large: Richardson, Whitman, Large & Badger, Portland, ME
    --Dan L. Longo: Murchison & Cumming LLP, Los Angeles, CA
    --Robert S. Nobel: Traub, Lieberman Straus & Shrewsberry LLP, Hawthorne, NY
    --Susan Childers North: LeClairRyan, Williamsburg, VA
    --Phillip H. Stanfield: Jones Skelton & Hochuli, P.L.C., Phoenix, AZ
    --Rodney L. Umberger: Williams Kastner, Seattle, WA
    --Kenneth B. Wingate: Sweeny, Wingate & Barrow, P.A., Columbia, SC

    Ex Officio
    --Richard Isham: Wedlake Bell, London, England

    Chair Emeriti
    --John E. Hall, Jr.: Hall Booth Smith, P.C., Atlanta, GA
    --Edward G. Hochuli: Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, P.L.C., Phoenix AZ
    --Sheryl J. Willert: Williams Kastner, Seattle WA
    --Bradley A. Wright: Roetzel & Andress, Akron, OH

  • Lew Bricker of SmithAmundsen in Chicago named Chair of USLAW NETWORK

    Lew R.C. Bricker, a partner of USLAW NETWORK member firm SmithAmundsen in Chicago, Illinois, has been named Chair of USLAW NETWORK for 2016-17. The announcement was made at the NETWORK’s annual membership meeting held Thursday in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Bricker succeeds Thomas L. Oliver II from Carr Allison in Alabama.