Why the Network

When I am in areas of the country that I’m unfamiliar with, The Trial Network gives me reassurance and validation of the quality of the lawyers in those areas. That’s the genius of the Network."
—John Cochrane, General Counsel, RAZOR USA

About the Trial Network

The Trial Network was formed in 1993 to strengthen strategic business relationships among the country’s leading trial law firms.

Now totaling more than 3,500 attorneys at 24 independent law firms practicing in more than 120 offices throughout the United States, Trial Network member firms are consistently recognized by leading industry publications as dominant in their respective practice areas. The Network itself has been recognized for the past six years among Regional Law Firm Networks by Chambers and Partners.

Our commitment to facilitating business development opportunities is second to none. We offer targeted and timely, world-class educational opportunities that feature members and other compelling thought leaders from across the country. Members are proud to invite prospects and clients to the Trial Network’s highly rated roundtables, peer groups, and other signature events.

Officers & Directors

Diane Averell

2024 Chair
Porzio Bromberg & Newman
PHONE: 973.889.4150

Tony Rospert

2024 Vice Chair
Thompson Hine
PHONE: 216.566.5861

Joshua Metcalf

2024 Treasurer
Forman Watkins & Krutz
PHONE: 601.974.8722

Alan Gries

2024 Secretary
PHONE: 215.446.6267

Katie Reilly

2024 Officer at Large
Wheeler Trigg O’Donnell
PHONE: 303.244.1983

David Suchar

Past Chair
PHONE: 612.672.8321

Felice C. Wagner

Executive Director and General Counsel
PHONE: 954.734.6065

Edd M. Schillay

Director of Operations
PHONE: 914.332.4400

2021 Leading Regional Law Firm Network in the United States