General Information

DRI's 2021 Product Liability Conference takes place on Thursday, August 19 to Saturday, August 21 at the Renaissance Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee.

Join DRI in "Music City" for countless opportunities for continuing legal education and networking. Attendees will learn about best practices and strategies for remote depositions; insights from CPSC Commissioner Feldman on innovation and regulation; tips on how to co-opt the plaintiff’s visual aids for your case; and more.

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Registration Information

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DRI Member Pricing: $995
Non-Member Pricing: $1,195

DRI Member Pricing: $1,095
Non-Member Pricing: $1,295

DRI Member Pricing: $695
Non-Member Pricing: $695

Register by July 21, 2021 to receive the early registration rate. If you wish to have your name appear on the registration list distributed at the seminar and receive the course materials in advance, DRI must receive your registration by July 21, 2021. Registrations received after July 21, 2021 will be processed on-site.

*If your membership recently lapsed, please renew your membership prior to registering to ensure you receive your discounted member rate.

Networking Reception at Ole Smokey
Friday, August 20, 2021 8:30 p.m.–11:00 p.m.

Join all your DRI friends and colleagues Friday evening for a networking reception that will be held at Ole Smokey. Together we will reconnect, share some late-night bites, and enjoy adult beverages along the way. It will be an evening not to be missed!!*

Registration for this event will be on the DRI seminar registration page. You will need to scroll down after the First Timers Questions to purchase tickets. You must register by August 12, 2021.

*The cost is $95 per ticket and tickets are nonrefundable.



Product Liability Full Agenda



Product Liability Speaker List


Hotel and Travel Information

DRI's room block is currently sold out at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel. For your convenience, please see this list of hotels nearby the seminar venue (PDF).  Please continue to check back with the hotel as rooms become available when cancellations occur within the DRI block.


Travel Discounts: DRI is pleased to announce that discounted air fares are available on various major air carriers for DRI seminar attendees. To receive these discounts, please contact Direct Travel Ltd., DRI’s official travel provider, at 800.840.0908. If you would like to have access to the DRI online travel booking tool, you must complete a Business Travel Profile form at Within 24 business hours, you will receive information on accessing the system.


CLE Information

Earn up to 13.25 hours of continuing legal education hours, including 1 hour of ethics credit from this seminar.

Product Liability CLE Information (PDF)



DRI's 2021 Product Liability Seminar is proudly sponsored by:

AEI Corporation Advanced Engineering Investigations

ATA Associates Forensic Engineering

BRC Analyzing How Injuries are Caused

Bowman and Brooke



Campbell Trial Lawyers


DeeGee Rehabilitation Technologies Ltd.

Donan To Be Sure

Dorris and Associates International

Eckert Seamans Attorneys at Law

Envista Forensics

Ericksen Arbuthnot Attorneys at Law


Exponent logo

Frost Brown Todd Attorneys LLC

GT GreenbergTraurig

Hodgson Russ LLP Attorneys

LGI Forensic Engineering P.C.

Littleton Park Joyce Ughetta & Kelly LLP



Moran Reeves Conn Attorneys at Law

Physician Life Care Planning America's Leading Life Care Planner

Rimkus Consulting Group Inc


Weinberg Wheeler Hudgins Gunn & Dial Trial Lawyers


If you would like to contact DRI about seminar sponsorship opportunities, including pricing, or to reserve a spot, please go to Advertising and Sponsorship.


DRI Cares


Join in the fun and good feeling!! I hope you join us at the 2021 Product Liability Conference in Nashville, Tennessee from August 19-21, 2021. As is our tradition, the Products Liability Committee has chosen a very worthy service project: a Book Drive and Fundraiser for Book 'Em Nashville! Book 'Em envisions a future in Nashville where all children own books and know first-hand the joy and value of reading. Let’s help make the vision a reality.

Please bring your new or gently used children’s books – from board books to chapter books (ages 0-18) – to donate to the book drive.

  • Want more guidance on the type of books to donate, click here.
  • Or, feel free to provide a monetary donation directly to Book ‘Em by clicking here.

Remember to include DRI Products in the “special instructions or comments” section so that your participation is recorded. You want to note your participation because...

THERE’S A PRIZE! The Products Liability and Governmental Liability Committees are in a friendly competition to see who’s the biggest giver. The committee with the higher percentage of participation among its members wins a prize and bragging rights for a year! So let the giving begin!!


Event Terms

Read the Event Terms, including DRI’s risk-free registration policy


In-House Counsel and Claims Executives Initiatives

Read the In-House Counsel and Claims Executives Initiatives


Thank You to DRI's Product Liability Committee

Lindsay Lorimer
Program Chair

Rick Griffin
Program Vice Chair

James E. Weatherholtz
Committee Chair

Gretchen N. Miller
Committee Vice Chair

Roman Lifson
Law Institute


Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns regarding DRI programs, please contact DRI Customer Service at 312.795.1101 or