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Barze Elected Secretary Of The Association Of Defense Trial Attorneys

At the 83rd Annual Meeting of the Association of Defense Trial Attorneys (ADTA) in Santa Fe, New Mexico, BTNL founding partner, Bruce Barze, was elected Secretary of the ADTA, along with the following officers and new board members:

  • President: Dyan Ebert, Quinlivan & Hughes, P.A., St. Cloud, MN
  • President-Elect: Amanda Cialkowski, Nilan Johnson, Minneapolis, MN
  • Vice President: A. Johnston Cox, Gallivan, White & Boyd, P.A., Columbia, SC
  • Treasurer: Ronald Austin, Jr., Grant Law, LLC, Chicago, IL
  • Secretary: R. Bruce Barze, Jr., BTNL, Birmingham, AL
  • Immediate Past President: James P. Craig, Lederer, Weston Craig, PLC, Cedar Rapids, IA

Class of 2027 Board Members:

  • Laura K. Beasley, Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice LLC, Belleville, IL
  • Steven A. Dix, Dix and Associates, PLLC, Murfreesboro, TN
  • Natalie M. Leon, Forbes Chochla Leon LLP, Toronto, ON

About the ADTA: The Association of Defense Trial Attorneys (ADTA) is comprised of some of the finest trial attorneys in the various states of the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Canada, France, and the UK. The ADTA invites only one defense trial attorney to be its prime member per one million in population from various jurisdictions who have a trial practice and devote a substantial portion of their professional time to defending businesses, insurance companies, or their insureds, associations, or governmental entities in civil litigation. An ADTA prime membership is a statement of the high regard in which that defense trial attorney is held by his or her peers in the defense trial bar of their city and state or province. For more information, visit

About Barze Taylor Noles Lowther LLC: Barze Taylor Noles Lowther LLC is a Birmingham, Alabama-based law firm with a national practice focused on litigation, insurance coverage issues, and environmental matters. For more information, visit or follow @BTNL_law_firm.

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