Stephen R. Pennell, former president of DTCI and partner in the Lafayette firm of Stuart & Branigin, received the President’s Award for Outstanding Service to the ADTA at the Association of Defense Trial Attorneys’ annual meeting in Hawaii.
ADTA President Frankie Colon Pagan presented the award in recognition of Steve’s efforts during his year as president. As chair of the long-range planning committee, Steve helped to develop and to begin implementation of the first long-range plan in the history of the ADTA. Among the achievements of Steve and the committee were the approvals of the ADTA mission statement, the scheduling of a series of webinars covering deposition practice, and the enhancement of the mentoring program.
Association of Defense Trial Attorneys invites only one attorney per million population in each community to become members. The mission of the ADTA is to select as members the best defense trial attorney in each community, to promote quality networking and referral opportunities, and to provide outstanding educational programs which improve the trial skills of its members while maintaining a balance of activities for family participation.•