About TLA

The Transportation Lawyers Association ("TLA") is an independent bar association, comprised of in-house, government and private practice attorneys. Its members assist providers and commercial users of domestic and international logistics and transportation services, in all modes. TLA is dedicated to keeping its members ahead of the constant changes in the specialized legal environment governing all aspects of the supply chain and passenger travel. With commitment to excellence in continuing legal education, and a long tradition of collegiality and exchange of ideas, TLA is a collaborative resource for lawyers seeking to maximize the quality of the legal services they provide and enhance their professional lives.

Mission Statement


The Transportation Lawyers Association (“TLA”) is an independent bar association, comprised of in-house, government and private practice attorneys. Its members assist providers and commercial users of domestic and international logistics and transportation services, in all modes. TLA is dedicated to keeping its members ahead of the constant changes in the specialized legal environment governing all aspects of the supply chain and passenger travel. With commitment to excellence in continuing legal education and a long tradition of collegiality and exchange of ideas, TLA is a collaborative resource for lawyers seeking to maximize the quality of the legal services they provide and enhance 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.

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


TLA Past Presidents


2021-2022 – Steven M. Canty
2020-2021 – John F. Wilcox, Jr.
2019-2020 – Jeffrey R. Simmons
2018-2019 – Hillary Arrow Booth
2017-2018 – Frank C. Botta
2016-2017 – Steven B. Novy
2015-2016 – Richard A. Westley
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