It is with great honor that I welcome you to the Florida Defense Lawyer's Association (FDLA) website.
Our mission as an association is paramount to what we do for our membership:
To enhance the knowledge, skills and professionalism of defense lawyers, while fostering balance in the civil courts through judicial and legislative advocacy.
These times present extraordinary challenges to businesses, insurers and their insureds who are increasingly faced with expensive claims and litigation. As such, our Association is continually evolving to meet its mission. My primary mission as President will be to continue the work of my predecessors and foster greater collaboration between insurance professionals and defense counsel and to facilitate fairness in the judicial system and promote a level playing field in the litigation of civil matters.
Since 1967, the FDLA has been comprised of thousands of attorneys and industry professionals committed to primarily the defense of civil matters. In these times, technology and data are transparent and at our fingertips. Together, working with like-minded professionals in our industry, we can collaborate like never before and share litigation information and strategies that will foster an equitable civil system and greater consistency in outcomes. We will be making some changes in the FDLA Website and reaching out to our membership in new ways. Our goal is to bring industry leaders and defense counsel together and form a strong alliance that promotes fairness and justice in the civil justice system for all parties. The FDLA is committed to bringing its resources to help achieve this goal.
As much as some things change, some things will remain the same. The FDLA will always be an inclusive association that is family oriented, where friendships are formed and relished and an overall priority to foster the growth of our members through networking and support, quality CLE/CEU programs and publications and educational conferences.
If you are an insurance industry professional or civil defense litigator, we invite you to join us, and together make strides to improve the public's confidence in our system of justice.
Andrew S. Bolin, Esq.
Florida Defense Lawyers Association