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DRI Announces Strategic Partnership with LawyerGuard

  • Published September 15, 2021

Industry-leading partnership connects civil defense leaders to further the profession.

Chicago, Ill (September 15, 2021) – DRI, the leading organization of civil defense attorneys and in-house counsel, is pleased to announce its "new and improved" partnership with LawyerGuard, a prominent insurance program manager. This partnership is the first of its kind for DRI.

LawyerGuard provides high-quality professional liability insurance for multiple classes of attorneys. The program has evolved through decades of experience insuring lawyers across the country with a unique understanding of the exposures attorneys face and a team of experienced professionals who know how to provide clients with the appropriate coverage.

"We are delighted to welcome LawyerGuard as our inaugural strategic partner," said Dean Martinez, Chief Executive Officer of DRI. "DRI is committed to the continued advancement of civil defense professionals, and our partnership with LawyerGuard will enable us to better support the profession."

"We are thrilled about our new arrangement with DRI," commented Kevin J. Sullivan, Senior Vice President and Program Manager for LawyerGuard. "We have had a great partnership with DRI for over 30 years, but becoming a Premier Corporate Partner allows us to take it to a new level. This new partnership, along with continuing to be the only lawyers professional liability insurance program sponsored by DRI, underscores LawyerGuard’s commitment to deliver the best solutions possible to the DRI members."

DRI’s new premier corporate partnership platform allows companies to strengthen their commitment to the civil defense community—the highest level of affiliation available to industry partners. For more information about the benefits for partners, visit or contact John Stults at


About DRI
For more than sixty years, DRI has been the voice of the defense bar, advocating for 16,000 civil defense attorneys, commercial trial attorneys, and corporate counsel and defending the integrity of the civil judiciary. A thought leader, DRI provides world-class legal education, deep expertise for policymakers, legal resources, and networking opportunities to facilitate career and law firm growth. For more information, visit

About LawyerGuard
Established in 1988, LawyerGuard is a Tampa-based insurance program manager for lawyers professional liability insurance that partners with QBE Insurance Corporation. The program offers enhancements including, but not limited to, mutual choice of counsel, coverage for punitive damages on "most favorable law" basis, crisis event coverage, pre-claims assistance, and cyber coverage. LawyerGuard provides additional benefits for “preferred” firms specializing in defense work, including enhanced policy language, premium credits, and deductible reduction. For more information about LawyerGuard, visit or contact Kevin J. Sullivan at