TRI-State Defense Lawyers Association 





Upcoming events

    • 19 Sep 2019
    • 6:00 PM
    • 20 Sep 2019
    • 12:00 PM
    • Portland, ME

    13th Annual TDLA Meeting

    September 19 & 20, 2019 

    Portland Regency Hotel & Spa

    Portland, Maine

    20 Milk Street

    in the heart of the Old-Port

    Thursday, September 19

    6pm   Reception, followed by Dinner at 7pm

    and a presentation on 

    The Duke Lacrosse Case


    James P. Cooney, III

    Partner, Womble Bond Dickenson LLP

    Charlotte, NC

    Defense Attorney James P. Cooney was counsel for Reade Seligmann, one of the wrongfully accused players in the “Duke Lacrosse” Rape case. Working with a team of lawyers for the other wrongfully accused players, exposed prosecutorial misconduct in the suppression of favorable DNA evidence which resulted in the removal and eventual disbarment of the District Attorney and a dismissal of all charges and a declaration by the Attorney-General that the players were innocent.

    Friday, September 20

    After breakfast and a short TDLA business meeting, 

    Friday's lineup of CLE Topics

    begins at 9am and ends at Noon. 

    Ethical Challenges of the High Profile Case

    James B. Cooney III, Partner, Womble Bond Dickenson LLP (Charlotte, NC)

    30(b)(6) Depositions

    Moderated by Marrielle Van Rossum,Sulloway & Hollis P.L.L.C. (Concord, NH)

    with panelists


    Adrianne Fouts, Drummond Woodsum (Portland, ME)

    Craig NolanSheehey Furlong & Behm (Burlington, VT)

    Corporate Counsel's Relationship with Defense Counsel

    Moderated by Matthew V. BurrowsGallagher, Callahan & Gartrell, P.C. (Concord, NH)

    with panelists

    Matt CairnsAssociate General Counsel, Textron (Providence, RI)

    Dave Herzer, General Counsel, Constant Energy Capital (Portland, ME)

    Reserve Your Hotel Room

    Group Rate Ends August 19:

    $199+ USD per night

    Call 1-800-727-3436 and reference

    Tri-State Defense Lawyers Association

    Sponsor/Exhibitor Information

Sheri M. Leahan, TDLA Executive Director                                        Mark G. Filler, CPA/ABV, CVA, AM, CBA

P.O. Box 4177     TDLA Treasuer

Portland, Maine 04101-0377             Filler Associates
Phone: 207-779-4445     Portland, Maine