Why DRI?

DRI tirelessly advocates for the valuable role attorneys play in representing businesses and individuals in civil matters. DRI is committed to enhancing the skills and professionalism of defense attorneys. Membership in DRI is the best investment you can make in your career and yourself.

DRI is the leading organization of civil defense attorneys and in-house counsel.

DRI in the News

  • 2021 DRI Election Update

    • July 19, 2021
    The Declarations of Candidacy for this year’s second vice president and national director positions were submitted.
  • 2021 May Membership Drawing Winners

    • July 14, 2021
    DRI congratulates the following prize winners who were selected randomly from all of our recruiters.
  • DRI’s Statement on the Recent Tragic News from Canada

    • June 17, 2021
    DRI joins with all those who mourn the lives of these children, and grieves with all of those who have suffered from the traumatic impact of these residential schools, historically and at present.

DRI Updates

Get the latest update on upcoming seminars from Emily Coughlin, DRI President, and Dean Martinez, DRI CEO.


DRI members can access LegalPoint, a scholarly library, Courtroom Insight/DRI Expert Database, a database of expert witnesses, and other Expert Witness Resources.

DRI Foundation

Donations to the DRI Foundation fund law-related public service projects, support the judicial system, and more.