In more news, founding partner Ken Levinson has been elected to serve as Treasurer of the American Association for Justice Trucking Litigation Group, a prestigious leadership role that will continue through 2018. Ken’s appointment was made official during the AAJ’s annual convention in Boston. He previously served as part of the Group’s Advisory Board.
The AAJ Trucking Litigation Group is comprised of nearly 500 lawyers from around the country and is considered one of the top two most successful litigation groups of the organization. The Truck Litigation Group often addresses lax federal, state, and local enforcement of trucking laws that in turn have an adverse impact on victims of trucking crashes. The Group effectively serves as an oversight committee for the trucking industry and the laws that govern its safety standards.
With advancements in technology, the trucking industry continues to evolve at a startling rate. One of the big issues related to commerce and legislation is the advent of self-driving trucks, which experts agree is an inevitability. As an elected leader of the litigation group, Ken will work with the executive committee members to draft official stances on things like self-driving trucks and government oversight, among many other tasks. Ken and executive committee members will also prioritize the enforcement of current laws as they pertain to the protection of plaintiffs.
The AAJ provides trial attorneys with information, professional support and a nationwide network that enables them to most effectively and expertly represent clients. The mission of the American Association for Justice is to promote a fair and effective justice system—and to support the work of attorneys in their efforts to ensure that any person who is injured by the misconduct or negligence of others can obtain justice in America’s courtrooms, even when taking on the most powerful interests.