Linda A. Lipsen

Linda A. Lipsen

Ms. Lipsen was named Chief Executive Officer of the American Association for Justice (AAJ), formerly known as the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA), in April 2010. She joined the organization in 1993 to direct AAJ’s Public Affairs department.

Articles written by this author:

AAJ Washington Update

AAJ: Adjusting to the stark reality of COVID-19

Linda A. Lipsen

2020 May


AAJ stands up against demands for COVID-19 blanket immunity

Taking the lead against corporate America’s attempt to take advantage of the COVID-19 Pandemic for their anti-worker, anti-consumer agenda

Linda A. Lipsen

2020 June


AAJ stands against police misconduct

National organization actively working with the Congressional Black Caucus to produce legislation to end the militarization of state and local police departments

Linda A. Lipsen

2020 July


Positive legislation news from AAJ

Bill passes U.S. House to raise commercial trucking insurance minimum to $2 million, Amtrak’s forced arbitration with injured passengers would end

Linda A. Lipsen

2020 August


AAJ fighting against COVID-19 immunity laws

Republicans seek broad immunity for corporations in the Safe to Work Act

Linda A. Lipsen

2020 September


AAJ defeats extreme tort reform proposal in Senate

COVID-19 tort reform would have been a disaster for individual civil rights

Linda A. Lipsen

2020 October


AAJ is working to protect your practice

Personal jurisdiction before the U.S. Supreme Court, and non-lawyer ownership and fee sharing in two states

Linda A. Lipsen

2020 November


2020 Election

Results revealed a mixed verdict

Linda A. Lipsen

2020 December


AAJ leads fight to remove tort reform section from COVID-19 relief package

Proposed language would have impacted any med-mal or public-nuisance action even tangentially related to COVID-19

Linda A. Lipsen

2021 January



Momentum building in Congress to eliminate forced arbitration

Also: AAJ staff seeks feedback on emergency rules for court operations, including changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure

Linda A. Lipsen

2021 March


AAJ provides advocacy on ending qualified immunity

A snapshot of qualified immunity and other urgent advocacy issues we’re working on

Linda A. Lipsen

2021 April


Looking forward with optimism; pursuing an affirmative agenda

Legislative efforts include ending forced arbitration, laws for automated driving, eliminating qualified immunity, and raising trucking insurance minimums

Linda A. Lipsen

2021 May