CHICAGO -- DRI - The Voice of the Defense Bar - recently installed Stephen R. Crislip of Jackson Kelly as a Regional Director during its Annual Meeting recently held in Washington, D.C.
Crislip has had over 38 years of law practice and has been a DRI member since 1982. He is General Counsel of Jackson Kelly. His focus is in litigation, emphasizing on the defense of cases involving professional liability and business, commercial and general litigation. He is named in Woodward/White's The Best Lawyers in America 2003-2012, Legal Malpractice Defense Lawyer of the Year for 2012 by Best Lawyers and Law & Politics' 2007-2011 West Virginia Super Lawyers.
Crislip will serve as a Regional Director from 2011-2014. He will serve alongside fellow newly elected Regional Directors: R. Bruce Barze, Jr. of Balch & Bingham LLP, John J. Burke of Hall, Farley, Oberrecht & Blanton, P.A. and Glenn M. Zakaib of Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP.
In addition to the Regional Directors, the following individuals were named National Directors at the 2011 Annual Meeting: Karen G. Glickstein of Polsinelli Shughart PC, Toyja E. Kelley of Tydings & Rosenberg LLP and John F. Kuppens of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP and Lise T. Spacapan of Jenner & Block LLP.
Additionally, the following members serve on the Board of Directors: John J. Burke of Hall Farley Oberrecht; Donna L. Burden of Burden Gulisano & Hickey; David E. Chamberlain of Chamberlain McHaney; Francisco J. Colón-Pagán of Colón & Colón and F. Thomas Cordell of Frailey Chaffin Cordell; Lee Craig of Butler Pappas; John E. Cuttino of Turner Padget Graham & Laney; Kevin Driskill of Driskill Law Firm; Stephen J. Heine of Heyl Royster Voelker; James D. Holland of Page Kruger & Holland; Edward M. Kaplan of Sulloway & Hollis; Christopher A. Kenney of Kenney & Sams; Neva G. Lusk of Spilman Thomas & Battle; John J. McDonough of Cozen O'Connor; Michael I. Neil of Neil Dymott Frank McFall & Trexler; Patrick J. Paul of Snell & Wilmer; William J. Perry of Carter Perry Bailey; Steven M. Puiszis of Hinshaw & Culbertson; Carlos Rincon of Rincon Law Group; Joseph W. Ryan, Jr. of Porter Wright Morris & Arthur; Mark E. Schmidtke of Ogletree Deakins Nash; Steven R. Schwegman of Quinlivan & Hughes; Robert W. Shively of Shively & Lannin; Quentin F. Urquhart, Jr. of Irwin Fritchie Urquhart; George M. Walker of Hand Arendall and Margaret Fonshell Ward of Ward & Herzog.
DRI's Executive Committee includes President Henry M. Sneath, President-Elect Mary Massaron Ross, First Vice President J. Michael Weston, Second Vice President John Parker Sweeney, Secretary-Treasurer Laura E. Proctor and Past-President R. Matthew Cairns.
DRI will host more than 20 seminars and dozens of webcasts throughout 2012 that will focus on a variety of substantive law topics. In addition to the 2012 seminars and webcasts, the DRI Annual Meeting will be held Oct. 24-28, 2012, at the New Orleans Marriott in New Orleans, Louisiana. Information regarding early registration and housing discounts will be made available soon.
DRI - The Voice of the Defense Bar is an international organization of defense attorneys and corporate counsel that is recognized as a thought leader and an advocate for the defense bar at the national and state level, as well as in Europe. With more than 22,000 members, DRI provides members and their clients with access to world-class education, legal resources and numerous marketing and networking opportunities that facilitate career and law firm growth.
For more information, visit www.dri.org.