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GJTBS To Sponsor NRRDA Annual Conference…


Galloway, Johnson, Tompkins, Burr & Smith is pleased to serve as a sponsor of the National Retail & Restaurant Defense Association’s 2012 Annual Conference. The NRRDA Conference will take place on February 23-25, 2012 in San Diego.  “We have worked hard to put together an exciting slate of speakers and seminars, which will provide attendees with specific steps they can take to reduce the risk and severity of claims, and better defend litigation,” says GJTBS Director and NRRDA Board Member Joe Hassinger. For more information on the Conference, go to


NRRDA Announces Industry Membership FREE!

December 1, 2011 – The NRRDA Board of Directors announced today its decision to waive the membership fees for all Industry members in 2012. Because of the continued growth in membership and the importance of industry participation, the attorney and vendor membership dues will support NRRDA’s underlying costs and allow increased industry member participation.

The National Retail and Restaurant Defense Association (NRRDA), now enjoying its fifth year in existence, attracts the foremost legal and claims professionals in the Retail and Restaurant industries. Membership in NRRDA places professionals at the forefront of the development of strategies and trends regarding the defense of claims and the management of common risks.

NRRDA members share knowledge and experience and receive benefits including:
• Networking
• Education
• Support
• Resources
• Members-Only Website

To join, Industry applicants simply submit a completed application to the NRRDA office.  Vendor applicants (employed as a field adjusters, expert claims adjusters, or with a settlement company) will need to send their completed application with the $325 payment to the NRRDA offices. Defense attorneys must provide a letter of recommendation and references of significant active cases with their completed application. The Membership Committee reviews all applications, and attorneys are invoiced the $525 yearly dues upon approval.

New members will receive a welcome packet and the login password for access to the members-only section of the NRRDA website.

Please share this information with your colleagues who may be interested in joining membership.

If you have any questions contact Andrea at the NRRDA office 847-324-7050 or email at