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The Massachusetts Defense Lawyers' Association is a voluntary association of trial lawyers who defend corporations, individuals and insurance companies in civil lawsuits. The purpose of the Association is to improve the administration of justice, legal education, and professional standards and to promote collegiality and civility among all members of the bar. The Association welcomes diversity, of whatever category, in its members, officers and board of directors.

We are the largest state-wide bar association dedicated to the interests of the defense bar. We welcome your application for membership.

Become a part of this growing organization of attorneys representing the business community in Massachusetts. Sign up today online or choose one of our printable membership applications.

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Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association
151 Tremont Street, Suite 110, #308
Boston, Massachusetts 02111
Cheryl Palombizio, Executive Director