2018-2019 PTLA President Tim Lawn, left, is congratulated by outgoing president Larry Bendesky

Timothy R. Lawn has been installed as the 2018-2019 president of the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association (PTLA). Lawn was passed the gavel by outgoing president Larry Bendesky at the association’s annual meeting at the Sofitel Hotel before 170 PTLA members.  His presidential term began July 1, 2018.

Known for his unyielding commitment to his clients, Lawn has devoted over two decades to the representation of those who have suffered serious injuries or death because of the negligent acts of others. He is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, and has held several leadership positions in the legal profession. Lawn also serves as chair of the Dave Palmer Memorial Foundation, a charity he founded in 1992 to provide financial assistance to children who have lost a parent to an untimely death. He is also a member of the board of directors of Frankie’s World Foundation, a daycare provider for children with medical needs in North Philadelphia.

PTLA was the first trial lawyer organization in Pennsylvania and one of the oldest in the country. It is comprised of civil trial attorneys who are committed to advocating for and protecting the rights of the injured in the trial and appellate courtrooms across the commonwealth and in the legislatures in Harrisburg, PA, and Washington, DC.

“I am honored to have this opportunity to lead this outstanding association for this, its 60th year,” said Lawn. As someone who spent years teaching trial advocacy to law students and who commits countless hours teaching other attorneys in continuing legal education seminars, Lawn also stated that one of his main goals this year will be to focus on training the next generation of trial attorneys and future PTLA leaders: “We must ensure that the legal rights of Pennsylvanians are protected for generations to come.”

For more information, visit www.philatla.org.