Congratulations to Partner Douglas Burrell who was named 1st Vice President of DRI ‐ The Voice of the Defense Bar at the organization’s 2019 annual meeting in New Orleans. Douglas has been an active member of DRI since 2006, serving in various leadership positions including holding the positions of Secretary-Treasurer, National Director and Chair of the Diversity Steering Committee.
Douglas Burrell believes that his primary focus is to be a strategic partner with his clients. It is important that he understands his client’s business, the people, the problems faced, and budgetary constraints that can impact the client’s ability to resolve problems. Douglas’ practice consists of civil defense litigation with an emphasis on wrongful death and catastrophic injury, construction law, premises liability, transportation and trucking law and product liability. He has been a practicing trial lawyer for over 24 years. He developed comprehensive experience while serving as first chair on more than 40 jury trials and more than 100 bench trials.
For more than fifty‐five years, DRI has been the voice of the defense bar, advocating for 22,000 defense attorneys, commercial trial attorneys, and corporate counsel and working to defend the integrity of the civil judiciary. A thought leader, DRI provides world‐class legal education, deep expertise for policy‐makers, legal resources, and networking opportunities to facilitate career and law firm growth. For more information, log on to www.dri.org.