American Tort Reform Association (ATRA)

ATRA_logo.gif ATRA - At a Glance Since 1986, the only national organization exclusively dedicated to reforming the civil justice system. A nationwide network of state-based liability reform coalitions backed by 135,000 grassroots supporters. An unparalleled track record of legislative success. ATRA was co-founded in 1986 by the American Medical Association and the American Council of Engineering Companies. Since that time, ATRA has been working to bring greater fairness, predictability and efficiency to America's civil justice system. Those efforts have resulted in the enactment of state and federal laws that make the system fairer for everyone. Further, ATRA is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization with affiliated coalitions in more than 40 states. We are the only national organization dedicated exclusively to tort and liability reform through public education and the enactment of legislation. ATRA's membership is diverse and includes nonprofits, small and large companies, as well as state and national trade, business, and professional associations. Click here for sample list of members.

Judicial Hellholes 2007

This report documents litigation abuses in jurisdictions identified by the American Tort Reform Foundation (ATRF) as "Judicial Hellholes."  The purpose of this report is (1) to identify areas of the country where the scales of justice are radically out of balance; and (2) to provide solutions for restoring balance, accuracy and predictability to the American civil justice system.