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Jere Beasley, Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles, Alabama: The work being done [by the Center for Justice & Democracy] to expose the myths and outright lies relating to the need for tort reform is outstanding and must continue. … It is absolutely essential that the Center continue its efforts. Keep up the very good and needed work!
Gregory S. Cusimano, Cusimano, Keener, Roberts,Knowles & Raley, Alabama: Thanks so much for the work you do! You truly are the Center For Justice and Democracy! Keep up the wonderful work you do!
David H. Williams, The Law Office of David H. Williams, Arkansas: Thank you for the outstanding work y'all are doing.
Eric M. Abramson, Abramson Smith Waldsmith, California: Your work is fabulous! Hope you don’t mind but we have linked your site to ours, so as to inform folks of you and the reality of tort deform. The information you provide is very useful when picking juries and just speaking with people about the civil justice system.
Mary Alexander, Mary Alexander & Associates, California: You are a hero!
Sharon Arkin, The Arkin Law Firm, California: Thanks for all your hard work. Thank goodness there are people like you in the world.
Bruce Broillet, Greene Broillet & Wheeler, California: Thanks for all your good work on behalf of people.
Don Ernst, Ernst Law Group, California: You are the best. Thanks for all you do. All of us owe you gratitude.
Thomas V. Girardi, Girardi Keese, California: Dear Joanne, you were terrific!
J. Gary Gwilliam, Gwilliam, Ivary, Chiosso, Cavalli & Brewer, California: I do appreciate all the good work you do and hope for continued success in your efforts.
Lisa L. Maki, Law Offices of Lisa L. Maki, California: Thank you. You are wonderful!
Linda Fermoyle Rice, Rice & Bloomfield, California: I’m glad I can help and we very much appreciate all your efforts on our behalf and on behalf of our clients.
Ken Sigelman, Kenneth M. Sigelman & Associates, California: Don’t ever quit!!!
Amy Fisch Solomon, Girardi Keese, California: Thanks for all you do for those we care so much about.
Chris Spagnoli, Greene, Broillet, & Wheeler, California: You are the best!!! I would be insane without your help. Thanks for everything.
Winner, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles 2005 Consumer Education Award
Winner, Consumer Attorneys of California, Consumer Advocate of the Year, 2009
Neil Ferstand, Executive Director, Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association: Your group does a great job and we're looking forward to working with you in the future.
Michael Koskoff, Koskoff Koskoff & Bieder, Connecticut: You are doing great work and we are proud to support you.
Richard Silver, Silver Golub & Teitell, Connecticut: You are doing a fabulous job.
Bart Dalton, Dalton & Associates, Delaware: Thank you for all you do for injured victims. There are so few voices for these good people.
Melody Barnes, former Chief Counsel to Sen. Ted Kennedy (later White House Director of the Domestic Policy Council), Washington DC: Thank you … for all of your help. It means so much when I can pick up the phone, call someone out of the blue, and get quick, substantive information. We'll definitely stay in touch for future battles. Thanks again.
John Cuneo, Cuneo, Gilbert & LaDuca, Washington, DC: I think the stuff you do is just great. Very helpful. Joanne Doroshow is a wonderful warrior against the forces that take away people’s rights.
Ted Frank, formerly of the American Enterprise Institute (now Manhattan Institute blogger), Washington DC: I wanted to thank you for making your debut at AEI with our Katrina panel. We were fortunate to be able to have someone of your stature join us … You performed admirably in this role and our panel was unquestionably stronger for your participation.
Helen Gonzales, former Policy Director, USAction, Washington DC: Joanne did a great job in going up against all of the opposition! Thanks, Joanne, for representing our side so wonderfully!!
Patrick A. Malone, Esq., Patrick Malone & Associates, Washington, DC: You folks do great work! Keep it up!!!
Andrew Popper, Professor of Law, American University Washington College of Law, Washington, DC: You really do rock. … Please know how much you are appreciated.
Patrick M. Regan, Regan Zambri Long, Washington DC: Extraordinary worthwhile organization.
Victor Schwartz, General Counsel, American Tort Reform Association, Washington DC: Joanne, I had seen a preview of the Hot Coffee movie, but had not realized how much freight you carried in the film until I watched it at home tonight. Almost every part. You looked good , you certainly seemed to believe what you said. … You must and should be proud of your performance.
Dick Woodruff, former Senior Legislative Advisor, Alliance for Justice, Washington DC: [Y]ou did a really excellent job in that hearing Thursday. There was a silver lining to being the only good witness. You got to rebut everything they said. Good job.
Kenneth M. Trombly, Schultz & Trombly, Washington, DC: I just listened to the NPR med mal debate via their website. You more than held your own against that pompous bag of hot air. Keep up the good work!
Winner, Trial Lawyers Associate of Metropolitan Washington, Consumer Advocate Award 2003.
First Place, Pollie Award, Owen’s Story, American Association of Political Consultants, 2004.
Winner, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles 2005 Consumer Education Award. Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition, U.S. House of Representatives; Certificate of Recognition, California State Assembly.
ABA Journal Blawg 100 Honoree, CJ&D’s blog ThePopTort, 2008, 2009, 2010. From the editors: The Pop Tort takes a witty, clever and irresistibly irreverent approach to otherwise weighty consumer advocacy issues. Launched in January , it’s also the Center for Justice & Democracy’s latest riposte to the tort reform movement.
Michael Flynn, Professor of Law, Nova Southeastern University Law Center, Florida: CJD was instrumental in helping me kill a proposal to enact legislation in Florida that would send all med mal claims to a Health Court. Joanne and her group are wonderful watchdogs and consumer advocates!
Joseph D. Harbaugh, Dean Emeritus and Professor of Law, Nova Southeastern University Law Center, Florida: You folks do terrific work!
Wayne Hogan, Terrell Hogan, Florida: The Center digs deep, finds the facts and tells the world. Justice and democracy are well served by the Center’s good work.… Thanks for all you do for the safety of people all across the country.
Steve Rossman, Rossman Baumberger Reboso Spier & Connolly, Florida: Keep up the good work.
William T. Clark, Director of Political Affairs, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association: What a wealth of information and materials, Joanne. Thank you so much!
Glenn Kushel, Moraitakis, Kushel & Pearson, Georgia: Keep up the hard work and thank you for all of your efforts.
Adam Malone, Malone Law, Georgia: Thank you, Joanne, for your relentless courage!
Tommy Malone, Malone Law, Georgia: We very much appreciate all that you do. Keep up the good work.
Janice Kim, Law Office of Janice P. Kim, Hawaii: The Center for Justice & Democracy does wonderful work combating the smoke and mirrors used by big business who would severely restrict consumers’ rights to seek redress in the courts. They deserve our utmost support.
Wayne Parsons, Wayne Parsons Law Offices, Hawaii: CJ&D is ... the most effective voice our clients have to expose the propaganda that is smotheringt the public in the media.
Fred Crow, Young and Young, Indiana: The CJD is a strong ally for our clients and if you have any extra funds, they are a not for profit that could use your membership to continue their great work.
Winner, Hoosier Freedom Award, Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, 2000.
Roxanne Barton Conlin, Roxanne Conlin & Associates, Iowa: Joanne, just another thank you from a devoted fan. Your work and your ability to get it out there is amazing.
Kay Shields, former Executive Director, Idaho Trial Lawyers Association: I wanted to let you know how impressed I was with your comments to the Cleveland City Club on NPR last Saturday evening. … I sure loved the way you got the whole truth and nothing but the truth in with your last words about the doctors being duped by their insurance companies!
Keith A. Hebeisen, Clifford Law Offices, Illinois: I always thought you were doing a good job, but seeing your organization in action firsthand overwhelmed me! You are doing such a fantastic job with few personnel and limited resources!
Jerry A. Latherow, Latherow Law Office, Illinois: Thank you for all you do for those who cannot fight for themselves.
Ted McNabola, McNabola Law Group, Illinois: You are doing a great job!!!
Bruce Pfaff, Pfaff & Gill, Illinois: Joanne, you're a hero, thank you. Thank you for your excellent work. Thank you for getting the message out.
Joseph Power, Power, Rogers & Smith, Illinois: The Center for Justice & Democracy has played an essential role in exposing the myths perpetuated by the tort deformers. Its work has played a most important role in preserving the right to “Trial by Jury.” We need to support this wonderful organization.
Richard W. Wright, Distinguished Professor of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois: The work you do is extremely useful and important.
ABA Journal Blawg 100 Honoree, CJ&D’s blog ThePopTort, 2008, 2009, 2010
Lynn Johnson, Shamberg, Johnson & Bergman, Kansas: The Center for Justice & Democracy is one of, if not the most effective organizations dedicated to the preservation of the civil justice system and the right to trial by jury. We want to help you continue the battle, which I’m sure will intensify over the next year.
Winner, Distinguished Service Award, Kansas Association for Justice, 2012.
Tom Hughes, Kaufman, Stigger and Hughes, Kentucky: You are a remarkable person and I appreciate everything you do on the behalf of all of us little guys. Thank you!
Steve Herman, Herman, Herman & Katz, Louisiana: Doing a great job. Thanks!
Leo Boyle, Meehan, Boyle, Black & Bogdanow, Massachusetts: Thanks for always being there. … What would we do without you!!
Jim Brady, Attorney Jim Brady and Associates, Massachusetts: Keep up the GREAT work !!!!!!! I am a proud supporter of the Center for Justice and Democracy.
Marsha V. Kazarosian, Kazarosian Law Offices, Massachusetts: Halleluiah! Great work!
Kathleen M. O’Donnell, Marcotte Law Firm, Massachusetts: You’ve done wonderful work. All of us representing injured people appreciate what you do. Keep up the great work.
Eric J. Parker, Parker | Scheer, Massachusetts: I am grateful to you and the CJ&D for your hard work, your urgent message and your boundless energy.
Michael Rustad, Thomas F. Lambert Jr. Professor of Law & Co-Director Intellectual Property Law Concentration, Suffolk University Law School, Massachusetts: I greatly admire your courage and your commitment. I very much like your tactics and hope others will emulate them. I am very proud of your efforts.
John McCormack, father of Taylor, lobbied Congress with CJ&D, Massachusetts: Wanted to say thank you for fighting for Taylor and all the other victims.
Winner, Courageous Advocacy Award, Massachusetts Academy of Trial Lawyers, 2003
Valerie A. Yarashus, Meehan, Boyle, Black & Bogdanow, Massachusetts: The work that you do on behalf of consumers, to get out the truth to the public, is so important. Thank you for everything you do.
Michael Moore, filmmaker and author, Michigan: I’ve spent much time on the road these past few years, and I’ve seen lots of organizations struggling to get this country back on track and out of the hands of corporate powerholders. … One of the most vital and productive organizations — one I have personally supported — is the Center for Justice & Democracy.
Chris Messerly, Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi, Minnesota: I have the utmost respect for you and what you are doing for justice and democracy.
Shane Langston, Langston & Langston, Mississippi: Keep up the good work and let us know if we can be of assistance to your fine organization.
Hiawatha Northington, Smith & Fawer, Mississippi: You are truly invaluable.
Mike Holzknecht, The Redfearn Law Firm, Missouri: I really feel that the tide is beginning to turn, thanks in large part to you and the CJ&D.
Al Smith, Montana Trial Lawyers Association: Great work!
Jim Crockett, The Law Office Of Crockett & Myers, Nevada: Our thanks to … your organization (of which I'm a member) or your most recent efforts in bringing about a congressional investigation into the truth behind the alleged medical malpractice insurance crisis.
Winner, Esther Weisman Optimist Award, Workers Injury Law & Advocacy Group (WILG), 2008, Nevada
Mike Ferrara, The Ferrara Law Firm, New Jersey: The work you do fighting for the rights of those harmed by corporate negligence is second to none. If there was a Nobel Prize awarded in the Fighting for Justice category, you'd be the winner. Thanks for all you do fighting the good fight for our clients.
David Stout, Carpenter, Stout & Ransom, New Mexico: Thanks for all of your good work.
Al Aquila, Sullivan Papain Block McGrath & Cannavo, New York: Good job. Keep up the good work. It's nice to see someone fighting out there.
Bill Friedlander, Friedlander, Friedlander, & Arcesi, New York: You stick to what you know is right and are not dissuaded by the pressure and lies of those trying to change our civil justice system. Thank you for the great work. You make a difference!!
Richard Gurfein, Gurfein Douglas, New York: Thank you and continue your good work. Our clients certainly need it.
Ed Romano, Pasternack Tilker Ziegler, Walsh Stanton & Romano, New York: Last night, I accidentally came across Hot Coffee and I can’t describe to you how happy and impressed I was! Bravo! Bravo! Bravo! As always, GREAT JOB. We owe you and your team a great debt of gratitude. On behalf of my clients and my office – THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH!
Paul Shanahan, Shanahan Law Offices, New York: Thank you for all your great work.
Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY): Thank you so much for traveling from New York and participating in our Medical Malpractice hearing yesterday. The hearing put our concerns on record and you play a large role in that effort. You are a great advocate.
Andy Weitz, Andrew L. Weitz & Associates, New York: I am a great admirer of your work.
Mark Kitrick, Kitrick, Lewis, & Harris, Ohio: Thanks for all your good work.
Gary J. Leppla, Leppla Associates, Ohio: Thank you so much for being there. Thanks for your good work. … Among the things we are thankful for as Americans is the CJ&D in these troubling times.
James A. Lowe, Lowe Eklund Wakefield & Mulvihill, Ohio: You are doing a FANTASTIC job of articulating the message… Your remarkable energy and targeted focus is wonderful. Congratulations for getting so centered in the fray; you can be my spokesperson any day.
Mike Monteleone, Jeffries, Kube, Forrest & Monteleone, Ohio: Thanks for your great work on this.
Steven P. Okey, The Okey Law Firm, Ohio: [You] hit the tort reform ball out of the park.… Well done!
Beth Bernard, Executive Director, Oregon Trial Lawyers Association: Joanne, awesome work----as always. You go girl.
Linda K. Eyerman, Gaylord Eyerman Bradley, Oregon: The Center for Justice & Democracy fights the good fight and helps others do so too.
Bill Gaylord, Gaylord Eyerman Bradley, Oregon: Thanks for the report, and for all you do.
Richard A. Lane Esq., Oregon: Thanks for all the materials you and CJ&D have made available for us to use in what seems like a never-ending battle.
Thomas P. Grace, Bodell Bove, Pennsylvania: Your devoted interest and involvement made the [Seventh Amendment Summit] an unqualified success on a topic that is vital and integral to all we do as representatives of the practicing bar, the judiciary and academic.
Ted Schwartz, Special Counsel to the Locks Law Firm, Pennsylvania: God bless you and CJD.
Shanin Specter, Kline & Specter, Pennsylvania: You are doing a great job.
Patrick C. Lynch, former Attorney General of Rhode Island: I’m grateful for your energy and work.
Eddie Davidson, The Law Office of R. Eddie Davidson, Tennessee: Sooooooooo gooooooood !!!!!! Your dedication is inspiring. Thank you.
Gary Gober, Gober Law, Tennessee: I just wanted to thank you and the CJD for the wealth of information that you send out to the trial bar regarding the depredations of corporate America, the insurance companies and the tort reformers.
Sam Boyd, Boyd & Associates, Texas: Bless you for the work that you do. … Have a great day and a good night's sleep knowing that you count!
Willie Chapman, Senior Director of Communications, Texas Trial Lawyers Association: The Center for Justice and Democracy does great work. Glad you are on our side!
Troy Chandler, Williams Kherkher Law Firm, Texas: Thank you very much. Excellent work. You're the best, thank you.
Peter Kraus, Waters & Kraus, Texas: Keep up the good work!
Brent Rosenthal, Rosenthal Pennington, Texas: Thank you for the work you do on behalf of consumers and the public.
Wyatt Wright, host of the Wyatt Wright Show: My weekly radio show airs deep in the heart of Texas and is about the erosion of individual rights in America’s legal system. The Center for Justice and Democracy is one of my most important sources.
LaRee Miller, former Executive Director, Utah Citizens Alliance: Thanks… for your hard work and the many hours you guys spend back there for us way out here in the West. We appreciate all of you!
Colin King, Dewsnup, King & Olsen, Utah: Your tireless and excellent work to correct the smear campaigns against individuals and our justice system is much appreciated, not only by lawyers representing injured persons like myself and my firm, but by all persons who are cognizant of the importance of maintaining our individual liberties of the constitution, thank you! … Your valuable work is very much appreciated by many
Robert T. Hall, Hall & Sethi, Virginia: Thanks again for an excellent job.
Philip Hirschkop, Esq., Virginia: You are the best!!
Paul Chemnick, Chemnick, Moen & Greenstreet, Washington State: Great Report. Thanks. You made my day!
Maria Diamond, Diamond Massong, Washington State: The Center for Justice & Democracy is doing groundbreaking research that is redefining the “tort reform” debate. Outstanding issue papers and reports … are gradually but profoundly changing the way that the media and public view civil justice issues.
Frank Ladenburg, Troup, Christnacht, Ladenburg, McKasy and Durkin, Washington State: [I] am so impressed by your commitment and courage … You are doing a great job!!
Dylan Malone, father of Ian, lobbied Congress with CJ&D, Washington State: If everyone in D.C. was like you the world would be such a great place. It can't be easy to pull this stuff together, but I'm so grateful that you do.
Janet Rice, Schroeter Goldmark & Bender, Washington State: We now have a consumer organization that is aggressively protecting the rights of consumers. It is called the Center for Justice & Democracy … I urge you to give your financial support to this worthwhile organization.
Larry Shannon, Government Affairs Director, Washington State Association for Justice: [A]mazing efforts on the [federal medical malpractice bill]. I don't know how you did it, but I think this is nothing short of a miracle.
Paul Whelan, Stritmatter Kessler Whelan Coluccio, Washington: You are doing a great job.
Jim Humphreys, James F. Humphreys and Associates, West Virginia: Congratulations! And thank you. What you and the Center have done for the people and families of this nation is of importance beyond measure. We are all a little safer, our rights a little more secure, and our futures brighter because of your diligence and struggles in the civil justice system.
Patrick E. McFarland, Esq. Parkersburg, West Virginia: We have not had the pleasure of meeting, but I want to commend you on your work... [K]eep up the good work.
Roger Bybee, former Communications Director, Wisconsin Association for Justice: Not only do you have a wonderful command of the facts, but you are also able to translate fundamental issues of corporate abuse from legalese into terms that resonate with ordinary people.
Linda McDougal, medical malpractice survivor who lobbied Congress with CJ&D, Wisconsin: It is through your selfless dedication, tenacity and courage that I am inspired and it is to you that I say thank you, you are my hero.
Gerry Spence, The Spence Law Firm, Wyoming: The Center for Justice & Democracy is the leading public interest group fighting to protect our civil justice system from the present attack on victims’ rights. They deserve our full support.