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Women Trial Lawyers Caucus

All female voting members are members of the Women Trial Lawyers Caucus (WTLC), a networking group that focuses on membership, fundraising, education, and public service.

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2021-2022 Caucus Leadership

  • Chair: Kate Jaycox | Robins Kaplan, LLP, Minneapolis, MN
  • Chair-Elect: Kristen Miller | Weitz & Luxenberg, PC, New York, NY
  • First Vice Chair: Jennifer Greene | Scott Vicknair, LLC, New Orleans, LA
  • Second Vice Chair: Bridget Long | Allen Allen Allen & Allen, PC, Petersburg, VA
  • Secretary: Emily Peacock | Olsman MacKenzie Peacock & Wallace, PC, Berkley, MI
  • Representative to the AAJ Executive Committee: Brandi Denton Gatewood | Gatewood Law, PLLC, Forest, MS
  • Representatives to the AAJ Board of Governors:
    Diane Cardoso | Javerbaum Wurgaft Hicks Kahn Wikstrom & Sinins, PC, Springfield, NJ
    Kelly Hyman | The Hyman Law Firm, PA, West Palm Beach, FL
    Miranda Soucie | Spiros Law, PC, Danville, IL
    Sharon Zinns | Zinns Law, LLC, Atlanta, GA

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Caucus in Action
Supporting the Next Generation of Trial Lawyers

Named in honor of AAJ's past-President, the Women Trial Lawyers Caucus's Mike Eidson Law Student Scholarship is a $5,000 award presented each summer during AAJ's Annual Convention.  The scholarship is awarded to a female Law Student member who is committed a career as a trial lawyer and ensuring a just result for the injured, the accused, and those whose rights are jeopardized. Congratulations to the 2021 scholarship recipient, Menna Elsayed, a JD-candidate at UCLA.

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Laura V. Yaeger

Yaeger Law, PLLC Tierra Verde, FL
Immediate Past Chair, Women Trial Lawyers Caucus Executive Committee PAC MCLUB

Laura Yaeger, founder of Yaeger Law, PLLC, has practiced complex litigation involving pharmaceutical drugs and medical device product liability cases for almost 20 years. As chair of the WTLC, she values caucus's community and camaraderie--"It is the lawyers in the AAJ Women Trial Lawyer Caucus that time and time again show up and help each other rise. The WTLC community supported me when I started my firm almost three years ago. The relationships I have cultivated as a member of the caucus have provide growth and business opportunities along the way."

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