American Association for Justice


American Association for Justice

Founded as the NACCA Bar Association (National Association of Claimant's Compensation Attorneys); became the American Trial Lawyers Association in 1964 and the Association of Trial Lawyers of America in 1972; assumed its current name in 2007. It’s mission is to advocate a fair and effective justice system and to support the work of attorneys in their efforts to ensure that their clinets recieve a fair trial. Membership: $50-525 (Regular Members depending on the number of years of practice); $125 (International); $75 (Government/Paralegal Affiliate); $35 (Military/Law Professor); $15 (Student).

Organization Type:
National Trade or Professional Association
Acronym:
AAJ
Tax Exempt Status:
501(c)(6)
Industry:
Law/Law Firms
Year Founded:
1946
Address:
777 Sixth St. NW
Suite 200 Washington, DC 20001
Telephone:
Toll Free:
Fax:
Website:
Staff:
133
Volunteers:
400
Members:
60,000 Individuals
Certification Programs:
CLE


Financial Snapshot

 

Total revenues: $31,423,225


Year - 2017
1st-yr growth
19.21%
 
 
 
 
 
Year by Year
Revenue
 
Program service revenue
 
Total contributions
 
Miscellaneous revenue
 
Other

Total expenses: $26,742,130


Year - 2017
1st-yr growth
2.14%
 
 
 
 
 
Year by Year
Expenses
 
Compensation for non-officers/directors
 
Conferences, conventions, meetings
 
Occupancy
 
Other

Total assets: $12,135,100


Year - 2017
1st-yr growth
17.37%
 
 
 
 
 
Year by Year
Assets
 
Savings and temporary cash investments
 
Land, buildings, & equipment (net)
 
Other assets
 
Other

Total Liabilities: $15,753,288


Year - 2017
1st-yr growth
2.83%
 
 
 
 
 
Year by Year
Liabilities
 
Deferred revenue
 
Other liabilities
 
Accounts payable and accrued expenses

Regional/State Affiliation

Alabama Association for Justice
Arizona Trial Lawyers Association
Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association
Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
Consumer Attorneys of California
Delaware Trial Lawyers Association
Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
Hawaii Association for Justice
Idaho Trial Lawyers Association
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
Iowa Association for Justice
Kansas Trial Lawyers Association
Kentucky Justice Association
Louisiana Association for Justice
Maryland Association for Justice
Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys
Michigan Association for Justice
Minnesota Association for Justice
Mississippi Association for Justice
Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys
Montana Trial Lawyers Association
Nevada Justice Association
New Hampshire Association for Justice
The New Jersey Association for Justice
New York State Trial Lawyers Association
North Carolina Advocates for Justice
North Dakota Association for Justice
Ohio Association for Justice
Oregon Trial Lawyers Association
Pennsylvania Association for Justice
Rhode Island Association for Justice
South Carolina Association for Justice
South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association
Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association
Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan DC
Utah Association for Justice
Vermont Association for Justice
Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
Washington State Association for Justice
West Virginia Association for Justice
Wisconsin Association for Justice
Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association

   Revenue:

Revenue: Amount ($)
Program service revenue 24,368,220
Total contributions 6,141,971
Miscellaneous revenue 814,937
Royalties 450,386
Investment income 14,488
Income from sales of inventory 0
Gaming income 0
Tax-exempt bond proceeds 0
Fundraising income 0
Sales of non-inventory assets 0
Net rental income -366,777
Total Revenue:

$31,423,225

1-yr growth
19.21%
Program service revenue
Total contributions
Miscellaneous revenue
Royalties
Investment income

   Expenses:

Expenses: Amount ($)
Compensation for non-officers/directors 7,729,087
Conferences, conventions, meetings 2,825,257
Occupancy 2,633,175
Lobbying fees 2,076,240
Compensation of current officers, directors, etc 1,895,017
Other employee benefits 1,849,906
Office expenses 1,337,315
Grants to governments/orgs in the US 1,135,048
Other expenses 945,389
Depreciation, depletion, amortization 841,585
Information technology 696,454
Legal fees 618,739
Travel 579,188
Pension plan contributions 569,198
Advertising and promotion 393,913
Other fees 233,881
Accounting fees 226,897
Insurance 155,841
Professional fundraising fees 0
Investment management fees 0
Payroll taxes 0
Management fees 0
Royalties 0
Travel/entertainment expenses to public officials 0
Interest expense 0
Payments to affiliates 0
Grants to individuals in the US 0
Grants to orgs and individuals outside the US 0
Benefits paid to or for members 0
Compensation of disqualified persons 0
Total Expenses:

$26,742,130

1-yr growth
2.14%
Compensation for non-officers/directors
Conferences, conventions, meetings
Occupancy
Lobbying fees
Compensation of current officers, directors, etc
Other employee benefits
Office expenses
Grants to governments/orgs in the US
Other expenses
Depreciation, depletion, amortization
Others

   Assets:

Assets: Amount ($)
Savings and temporary cash investments 7,739,511
Land, buildings, & equipment (net) 1,933,220
Other assets 1,049,815
Accounts receivable 778,788
Prepaid expenses or deferred charges 368,710
Investments in other securities 263,405
Cash -- non-interest bearing 1,651
Pledges and grants receivable 0
Investments in publicly traded securities 0
Inventories for sale or use 0
Receivables from officers, directors, etc. 0
Receivables from disqualified persons 0
Notes and loans receivables 0
Program-related investments 0
Intangible assets 0
Total Assets:

$12,135,100

1-yr growth
17.37%
Savings and temporary cash investments
Land, buildings, & equipment (net)
Other assets
Accounts receivable
Prepaid expenses or deferred charges
Investments in other securities
Others

   Liabilities:

Liabilities: Amount ($)
Deferred revenue 10,750,078
Other liabilities 2,653,583
Accounts payable and accrued expenses 2,349,627
Grants payable 0
Tax-exempt bond liabilities 0
Escrow or custodial account liability 0
Loans and other payables to officers, directors, etc. 0
Secured mortgages and notes payabl 0
Unsecured mortgages and notes payable 0
Total Liabilities:

$15,753,288

1-yr growth
2.83%
Deferred revenue
Other liabilities
Accounts payable and accrued expenses

   Net Assets:

Net Assets: Amount ($)
Temporarily restricted net assets 4,128,663
Permanently restricted net assets 0
Unrestricted net assets -7,746,851
Total Net Assets:

-$3,618,188

1-yr growth
-27.36%
Temporarily restricted net assets

Key Staff

  
Name Ascending
Title 
Function 
Add Prospect 
Anjali Jesseramsing General Counsel Legal ...X
Anne Doohan Chief Operating Officer Conference Committee Chair, Conventions/Meetings, Operations ...X
Bonnie Johnston Counsel, Federal Relations Government Relations, Legal ...X
Brian McMillan Counsel, Federal Relations Government Relations, Legal ...X
Bruce H. Stern Esq. President Elect Board Member ...X
Charlotte Chinnery Counsel, Federal Relations Government Relations, Legal ...X
Colleen Phalen CMP, CEM Senior Director, Meetings and Conventions Conference Committee Chair, Conventions/Meetings ...X
Daniel Hinkle State Affairs Counsel Government Relations, Legal ...X
Earl Flood Counsel, Federal Relations Government Relations, Legal ...X
Elise R. Sanguinetti President Board Member ...X
Heather Tureen PAC Director and PAC Treasurer Finance, Government Relations, PAC Contact ...X
Jackie Barnes Associate Director, Meetings and Conventions Conference Committee Chair, Conventions/Meetings ...X
Julia Duncan Board of Governor Board Member, Government Relations ...X
Kate P. DeGravelles Counsel, Federal Relations Government Relations, Legal ...X
Katherine Ilahi Director, Government Affairs Director of Government Relations, Government Relations ...X
Kathleen L. Nastri Immediate Past President Board Member, Executive Director, Senior Executive ...X
Linda A. Lipsen Chief Executive Officer Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director, Government Relations ...X
Navan Ward Jr. Secretary Administration, Board Member, Finance ...X
Patricia Cooley Associate Director, State Affairs and Outreach Government Relations, Marketing, Public Affairs/Corporate Affairs ...X
Patrick Celestine   Government Relations ...X
Sarah Rooney Director, Regulatory Affairs Government Relations, Regulatory Affairs ...X
Tad Thomas Treasurer Board Member, Finance ...X
Tobi L. Millrood Vice President Board Member ...X
Zoe Oreck Assistant Regulatory Counsel Government Relations, Regulatory Affairs ...X

Meetings/Conferences

Year Descending
Name 
Location 
Facility 
From 
To 
Attendance 
Exhibitors 
Facility Amenities 
20202020 Winter Meeting New Orleans , LA , United States Hilton New Orleans Riverside & Convention Center February 8 February 12    ...X
20202020 Annual Meeting Washington , DC , United States Walter E. Washington Convention Center July 11 July 14   Convention Center...X
20192019 Winter Meeting Miami , FL , United States Loews Miami Beach Hotel February 2 February 6   Ski, Cruise, Golf, Casino, Convention Center...X
20192019 Annual Meeting San Diego , CA , United States San Diego Convention Center July 27 July 30   Convention Center...X
20182018 Winter Meeting Maui , HI , United States Grand Wailea Resort Hotel and Spa February 3 February 7    ...X
20182018 Annual Meeting Denver , CO , United States Denver Convention Center July 7 July 10   Convention Center...X
20172017 Winter Meeting Austin , TX , United States JW Marriott February 11 February 14    ...X
20172017 Annual Convention Boston , MA , United States Boston Transit Hynes Convention Center July 22 July 25   Convention Center...X
20162016 Winter Convention Boca Raton , FL , United States Boca Raton Beach Club February 27 March 1   Golf...X
20162016 Annual Meeting Los Angeles , CA , United States Los Angeles Convention Center July 23 July 26   Convention Center...X
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Publications

Name 
Frequency 
Advertising 
Class Action Law ReportermonthlyYes...X
Law ReportersmonthlyYes...X
Member Group NewslettersquarterlyNo...X
Membership DirectoryonlineYes...X
Motor Vehicle Law ReportermonthlyYes...X
News BriefdailyYes...X
Products Liability Law ReportermonthlyYes...X
Professional Negligence Law ReportermonthlyYes...X
TrialmonthlyYes...X
Trial Newsbi-monthlyYes...X

Recent Lobbying Spending

Source: Lobbying Disclosure Electronic Filings, Office of the Clerk, U.S House of Representatives.

2018 Q4: $1,580,000
2018 Q3: $1,810,000
2018 Q2: $1,740,000
2018 Q1: $2,140,000
2017: $3,850,000


PAC Details

Name: American Association for Justice Political Action Committee (AAJ PAC)



FEC ID: C00024521



Last updated: 4/22/2019 12:00:00 AM


PAC Contributions

(2017-2018)

Contributions

 Republicans  Democrat  Other

Outside Representation

Firm Name Ascending
Reg/ Term 
Date 
Andrew CochranTermination 10/31/2016 ...X
Cuneo Gilbert & LaDuca, LLPRegistration 09/01/2015 ...X
Epplin Strategic PlanningRegistration 07/01/2017 ...X
Forscey & Stinson, PLLCRegistration ...X
NVG LLCRegistration 07/17/2003 ...X
Squire Patton Boggs LLPTermination 09/30/2014 ...X
Thorsen French Advocacy LLCRegistration 01/23/2017 ...X
Van Heuvelen StrategiesTermination 02/29/2012 ...X
Washington Tax and Public Policy Group, LLC (fka Washington Tax Group, LLC)Termination 02/02/2011 ...X
Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP (dba WilmerHale)Registration 08/20/2013 ...X

Active Legislation

This organization has no active legislation data available.

Contractors

Contractor Ascending
Service Category 
Reported Year Descending
Reported Compensation 
Cuneo Gilbert & LaDuca, LLP Lobbying/Advocacy/Legal2019 $60,000 ...X
Epplin Strategic Planning Lobbying/Advocacy/Legal2019 $30,000 ...X
Forscey & Stinson, PLLC Lobbying/Advocacy/Legal2019 $100,000 ...X
NVG LLC Lobbying/Advocacy/Legal2019 $60,000 ...X
Thorsen French Advocacy LLC Lobbying/Advocacy/Legal2019 $50,000 ...X
Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP (dba WilmerHale) Lobbying/Advocacy/Legal2019 $60,000 ...X
Cuneo Gilbert & LaDuca, LLP Lobbying/Advocacy/Legal2018 $120,000 ...X
Epplin Strategic Planning Lobbying/Advocacy/Legal2018 $120,000 ...X
Forscey & Stinson, PLLC Lobbying/Advocacy/Legal2018 $200,000 ...X
NVG LLC Lobbying/Advocacy/Legal2018 $240,000 ...X
Thorsen French Advocacy LLC Lobbying/Advocacy/Legal2018 $250,000 ...X
Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP (dba WilmerHale) Lobbying/Advocacy/Legal2018 $270,000 ...X
Cuneo Gilbert & LaDuca, LLP Lobbying/Advocacy/Legal2017 $120,000 ...X
Epplin Strategic Planning Lobbying/Advocacy/Legal2017 $80,000 ...X
Forscey & Stinson, PLLC Lobbying/Advocacy/Legal2017 $200,000 ...X
NVG LLC Lobbying/Advocacy/Legal2017 $240,000 ...X
Thorsen French Advocacy LLC Lobbying/Advocacy/Legal2017 $230,000 ...X
Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP (dba WilmerHale) Lobbying/Advocacy/Legal2017 $240,000 ...X
Andrew Cochran Lobbying/Advocacy/Legal2016 $160,000 ...X
Center for Constitutional Litigation Legal Services2016 $1,614,715 ...X
Cuneo Gilbert & LaDuca, LLP Lobbying/Advocacy/Legal2016 $100,000 ...X
Forscey & Stinson, PLLC Lobbying/Advocacy/Legal2016 $200,000 ...X
KESTRA INVESTMENT SERVICES LLC Benefits Provider2016 $1,794 ...X
MANIFEST LLC Magazine design and production2016 $636,219 ...X
NUEVA VISTA GROUP LLC Lobbying/Legislative work2016 $297,000 ...X
NVG LLC Lobbying/Advocacy/Legal2016 $240,000 ...X
PRINIPAL LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY Insurance Provider2016 - ...X
TATE AND TRYON Audit Services2016 - ...X
VIVA CREATIVE LLC AUDIO VISUAL SERVICES2016 $374,857 ...X
Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP (dba WilmerHale) Lobbying/Advocacy/Legal2016 $320,000 ...X
WILMER HALE LEGAL SERVICES & STRATEGIC work2016 $303,856 ...X
Andrew Cochran Lobbying/Advocacy/Legal2015 $200,000 ...X
Cuneo Gilbert & LaDuca, LLP Lobbying/Advocacy/Legal2015 $50,000 ...X
EXPEDIENT SERVER HOSTING & SUPPORT2015 $348,082 ...X
Forscey & Stinson, PLLC Lobbying/Advocacy/Legal2015 $200,000 ...X
GRSC CONSULTING LLC LOBBYING/LEGISLATIVE WORK2015 $267,977 ...X
MCMURRYTMG LLC MAGAZINE PRODUCTION2015 $682,846 ...X
NVG LLC Lobbying/Advocacy/Legal2015 $240,000 ...X
VIVA CREATIVE LLC AUDIO VISUAL SERVICES2015 $305,791 ...X
Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP (dba WilmerHale) Lobbying/Advocacy/Legal2015 $320,000 ...X
WILMER HALE LEGAL SERVICES & STRATEGIC ADVICE2015 $328,692 ...X
Andrew Cochran Lobbying/Advocacy/Legal2014 $200,000 ...X
Forscey & Stinson, PLLC Lobbying/Advocacy/Legal2014 $200,000 ...X
NVG LLC Lobbying/Advocacy/Legal2014 $210,000 ...X
Squire Patton Boggs LLP Lobbying/Advocacy/Legal2014 - ...X
Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP (dba WilmerHale) Lobbying/Advocacy/Legal2014 $320,000 ...X
Andrew Cochran Lobbying/Advocacy/Legal2013 $200,000 ...X
Forscey & Stinson, PLLC Lobbying/Advocacy/Legal2013 $200,000 ...X
NVG LLC Lobbying/Advocacy/Legal2013 $200,000 ...X
Squire Patton Boggs LLP Lobbying/Advocacy/Legal2013 $180,000 ...X
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***Disclaimer: This information has been sourced from a combination of the IRS Forms 990, 5500, and the Federal Audit Clearinghouse



 
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