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​Who We Are

Mission ​Statement

The Transportation Lawyers Association ("TLA") is an independent, international bar association whose members assist providers and/or commercial users of logistics and transportation​ services, regardless of mode. TLA is dedicated to keeping its members ahead of the constant changes in all aspects of the specialized legal environment affecting the transportation com​m​unity, regardless of the particular legal discipline involved. With commitment to excellence in continuing legal education, and a long tradition of collegiality and exchange of ideas, TLA is a res​ource for lawyers seeking to maximize both the quality of the legal services they provide and the quality of their professional lives.

TLA has been in the forefront of educating transportation attorneys for more than 75 years. Through CLE courses and regular publications, our growing membership stays abreast of new developments in state and federal law affecting all modes of transportation.

In addition to hosting annual CLE symposiums of the highest quality in major cities and regional workshops in several sites across the U.S., we combine collegiality with professional education at Annual Conferences held in resort locations throughout the country.

Annual membership dues are $225 -- well worth it if your practice benefits even once from our unique referral network or our first-class CLE programs.

Click here​ to read, "What Does TLA Stand For," by Dick Westley (TTL, July 2008).


TLA Past Presidents

  • 2014-2015 - Marc S. Blubaugh
  • 2013-2014 - Dirk H. Beckwith
  • 2012-2013 - M. Gordon Hearn
  • 2011–2012 - Patrick K. McMonigle
  • 2010–2011 - Sam Hallman
  • 2009–2010 - Gordon D. McAuley
  • 2008–2009 - Eric L. Zalud
  • 2007 2008 - Donald J. Vogel
  • 2006 2007 - Greg E. Summy
  • 2005 2006 - Brian J. Smith
  • 2004 2005 - Kathleen C. Jeffries
  • 2003 2004 - Catherine A. Pawluch
  • 2002 2003 - Robert E. McFarland
  • 2001 2002 - Fritz R. Damm
  • 2000 2001 - Kenneth R. Hoffman
  • 1999 2000 - W. Robert Alderson
  • 1998 1999 - Ann M. Pougiales
  • 1997 1998 - +James F. Flint
  • 1996 1997 - David B. Schneider
  • 1995 1996 - William D. Taylor
  • 1994 1995 - +Alex M. Lewandowski
  • 1993 1994 - Edward J. Kiley
  • 1992 1993 - Mark J. Andrews
  • 1991 1992 - David R. Parker
  • 1990 1991 - Richard P. Kissinger
  • 1989 1990 - Kim D. Mann
  • 1988 1989 - Michael J. Ogborn
  • 1987 1988 - Richard H. Champlin
  • 1986 1987 - +A. Charles Tell
  • 1985 1986 - Frank W. Taylor Jr.
  • 1984 1985 - Wilmer B. Hill
  • 1983 1984 - +​Harold D. Miller Jr.
  • 1982 1983 - +John S. Fessenden
  • 1981 1982 - James M. Doherty
  • 1980 1981 - Robert D. Schuler
  • 1979 1980 - James C. Hardman
  • 1978 1979 - +Charles Ephraim
  • 1977 1978 - John A. Vuono
  • 1976 1977 - +Bertram S. Silver
  • 1975 1976 - +Thomas E. James
  • 1974 1975 - +William J. Lippman
  • 1973 1974 - James W. Hagar
  • 1972 1973 - +Alvin J. Meiklejohn
  • 1971 1972 - +Walter H. Bieneman
  • 1970 1971 - +Leroy Hallman
  • 1969 1970 - +John E. Jandera
  • 1968 1969 - +John L. Bruemmer
  • 1967 1968 - +Beverley S. Simms
  • 1966 1967 - +​Phineas Stevens
  • 1965 1966 - +Ewell H. Muse Jr.
  • 1964 1965 - +Edwin C. Reminger
  • 1963 1964 - +Howell Ellis**
  • 1962 1963 - +Wentworth E. Griffin
  • 1961 1962 - +George S. Dixon**
  • 1960 1961 - +Jack B. Josselson**
  • 1959 1960 - +Robert E. Powell
  • 1958 1959 - +Louis E. Smith**
  • 1957 1958 - +Louis Tarlowski**
  • 1956 1957 - +Franklin R. Overmyer**
  • 1955 1956 - +S. Harrison Kahn**
  • 1954 1955 - +Regan Sayers
  • 1953 1954 - +Marion F. Jones**
  • 1952 1953 - +Lee Reeder
  • 1951 1952 - +Donald A. Morken
  • 1949 1951 - +Harold G. Hernly
  • 1948 1949 - +Glenn W. Stephens**
  • 1947 1948 - +Truman A. Stockton Jr.
  • 1946 1947 - +Harris J. Klein
  • 1944 1946 - +Carll V. Kretsinger
  • 1942 1944 - War Years
  • 1941 1942 - +August W. Heckman**
  • 1940 1941 - +Franklin J. Van Osdel**
  • 1939 1940 - +James W. Wrape**
  • 1938 1939 - +Perry R. Moore**
  • 1937 1938 - +Edward S. Brashears**
  • (+Francis E. Barrett Sr., Honorary)
  • ( Leonard R. Kofkin, Honorary)
  • **Charter Members
  • +Deceased

Click here​ to read The Millennium History, 1937-2000​

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