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Lawyers for Civil Justice


Created by defense trial lawyers and corporate counsel, Lawyers for Civil Justice (LCJ) is a national coalition supporting excellence, fairness and improvements within the civil justice system. It supports activities at both the state and national level designed to achieve reforms, which will ensure balance in the civil justice system. Greater predictability in damage awards, streamlining the discovery process, and improving the management of litigation and scarce judicial resources are all long range goals of LCJ.

LCJ plays a unique role in the civil justice reform movement by coalescing the resources of the defense trial lawyers with the support of a significant segment of the business community. With members throughout the United States, LCJ is supported by three national defense trial lawyer associations and works closely with over 60 state defense trial lawyer associations. The three national associations are DRI, Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, and the International Association of Defense Counsel.



If you know of or have authored an article or report that deserves recognition among corporate and public policy leaders, please send an email to


Barry Bauman
Executive Director

Lawyers for Civil Justice
1140 Connecticut Ave. Suite 503
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 429-0045
(202) 429-6982 (fax)


Links to Resources


Lawyers for Civil Justice Brochure (pdf)


May 9-10 Membership Meeting (pdf)


Comments to the Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure (pdf)


LCJ 2005 Members

Amsted Industries Foundation
BASF Corporation
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
Caterpillar Inc.
CIGNA Corporation
Chrysler LLC
Dow Corning Corporation
Emerson Electric Company
Exxon Mobil Corporation
Federal Express Corporation
Ford Motor Company
General Electric Company
General Motors Corporation
Johnson & Johnson
Koch Industries, Inc.
Liberty Mutual Insurance Company
Norfolk Southern Corporation
Nationwide Insurance
Pfizer Inc
Procter & Gamble
R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
RLI Insurance
Shell Oil Company
State Farm Insurance Companies

Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel
International Association of Defense Counsel