TT&H Attorney Ben Peoples Completes Term as President of DCDLA and is Honored by Defense Research Institute
September 30, 2022
Ben Peoples recently completed a term as the President of the DC Defense Lawyers’ Association (“DCDLA”). Prior to serving as President, Ben served as the DCDLA’s Secretary for two years. Ben will now serve a four-year term on the DCDLA’s Board of Directors.
The DCDLA is the preeminent professional organization for defense lawyers in Washington, DC. It provides opportunities for continuing education, networking and interfacing with the judiciary, and serves as the voice of the interests of DC’s defense bar. The DCDLA is a State and Local Defense Organization for the Defense Research Institute (“DRI”), which is the largest international membership organization of attorneys defending the interests of business and individuals in civil litigation. At the conclusion of Ben’s term, DRI awarded him an Exceptional Performance Citation “for having supported and improved the standards and education of the defense bar, and for having contributed to the improvement of the administration of justice in the public interest.”
Ben joins a list of four TT&H attorneys who have led State and Local Defense Organizations, including Pete Speaker (a partner in the Harrisburg office), Lou Long (a partner in the Pittsburgh office), and most recently, Monica O’Neill (a partner in the Philadelphia office), all of whom led the Pennsylvania Defense Institute at various points in the past. Jaymie-Dodd-o, TT&H’s Chief Executive Partner, commented: “We pride ourselves on being leaders of the defense bar, and we are pleased that Ben has continued that tradition.”
Ben is one of TT&H’s three managing partners and a member of its Executive Committee. He is based out of the firm’s Washington, DC office where he personally represents clients in high exposure, complex and/or sensitive disputes throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, while managing a team of over two dozen legal professionals who handle disputes of all shapes and sizes. He graduated from the University of Maryland School of Law and clerked on Maryland’s intermediate appellate court, the Court of Special Appeals, before joining the firm.
TT&H is a 45 year-old regional law firm that primarily services the property and casualty insurance and risk management industry. The firm has 95 lawyers in a dozen offices throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.