Baker Sterchi Member Laura Beasley joins the Association of Defense Trial Attorneys (ADTA) as a prime member, a designation awarded to only one defense trial attorney per one million population for each city, town, or municipality.

Established nearly 80 years ago, ADTA is a prestigious defense trial attorney organization with a mission to improve the practices of its members through collegial relationships, educational programs, and business referral opportunities while maintaining the highest standards of professionalism and ethics. Prime membership in the organization reflects the high regard peers in the defense trial bar have for those selected in their city and state or province.

Beasley, a litigator in Baker Sterchi’s Belleville office, has undertaken over 40 jury trials in state and federal courts and has represented clients at all phases of litigation, from pre-suit assessment and negotiation to alternative dispute resolution, trial and appellate level work.  She is active in local and national bar associations, currently serving as president of the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel.