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Chair's Message

TIPS 2023-24 Chair

TIPS 2023-24 Chair

I am delighted to welcome you to the ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section. TIPS is the largest national organization in the United States to welcome plaintiff, defense, corporate and in-house counsel, and insurers. Whether you are beginning your career or are an experienced trial lawyer, TIPS has the resources and opportunities to help you succeed in your practice.

TIPS provides the tools and resources for you to grow. Establish yourself as an expert through involvement in one of TIPS’ thirty plus Committees, gain access to industry leaders from across the nation, and hone your skills by working with world class colleagues. Be sure to sign in for access to exclusive content, resources, and savings. Make the most of your Section membership:

  • Stay abreast of new developments in the law with complimentary  subscriptions to our award-winning magazine,  The Brief, TortSource  e-newsletter,  and our renowned academic journal, The Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Law Journal.  Additionally, receive significant discounts on all TIPS-published books.
  • Join any of our over 30 practice-specific committees actively engaged in delivering content relevant to our members' practice areas for free.  Committee involvement will significantly enhance your practice through newsletters, webinars, blogs, and connections made with peers through    committee and Section meetings.  Join a committee today at
  • Discounted registration to our outstanding CLE and national conferences. From Aviation and Space Law to Toxic Tort and Environmental Law, this year's TIPS CLE conferences will include cutting-edge information and engaging networking opportunities. Visit for a full list of programs.
  • A dedication to opportunity and inclusion. TIPS is a leader within the ABA, consistently championing and practicing inclusive values and activities. Participate in public service events, learn from diversity, equity, and inclusion experts, and receive mentorship from a committed group of individuals.

I look forward to connecting with you at an upcoming Section event or meeting. In the meantime, do not hesitate to reach out to TIPS Section staff with any questions.    

Welcome to TIPS!

Loren D. Podwill, Chair
ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section
Bullivant Houser Bailey PC