Trial-Lawyer Giving: Disparity Seen in

On June 5th, The Washington Times reported a disparity of $4.6 million in “soft-money” contributions to the Democratic and Republican parties, made on be half of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA) and some 25 law firms and lawyers. As the article outlines, ATLA and its associates gave $6.2 million to the Democratic Party and $1.6 million to the Republican Party in unrestricted “soft-money” contributions.

ATLA’s political action committee has reportedly contributed $1.3 million to the Democratic Party and merely $260,650 to the Republican Party. When questioned about the disparity in their “soft-money” contributions, officials of the political action committee responded by indicating that the GOP has not sufficiently supported the trial lawyers’ agenda.

In all, trial lawyers nationwide donated roughly $20 million to presidential and congressional campaigns this election cycle, donating the majority to Democratic Party campaign committees.

Click on the icon below for the full details of the article entitled, “Donation Disparity Seen With Lawyers” which appeared in the June 5th edition of The Washington Times.