Attorney Alan R. Brayton Named President of TLPJ Foundation

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Alan Brayton of the law firm, Brayton Purcell, was elected President of The TLPJ Foundation, a national public ointerest law firm dedicated to using trial lawyers' skills to advance the public good.

Alan R. Brayton was elected President of The TLPJ Foundation on July 16, 2006, at the organization’s annual membership meeting in Seattle. The TLPJ Foundation is the nonprofit parent of Trial Lawyers for Public Justice (TLPJ), a national public interest law firm dedicated to using trial lawyers’ skills and resources to advance the public good.

“Al is one of our nation’s preeminent trial lawyers and a tireless advocate for public justice,” said outgoing TLPJ Foundation President Thomas M. Dempsey of the Law Offices of Thomas M. Dempsey in Los Angeles. “We are thrilled to have him as our next president.”

Mr. Brayton is the senior and founding partner of Brayton Purcell, a law firm that enjoys a national reputation for the high quality of its personal injury and product liability work, particularly in the area of asbestos litigation. For over 20 years, the firm has helped clients protect their legal rights in the face of devastating losses such as illness, injuries, and harm to family members.

A Leader in the Legal Community

An enthusiastic supporter of Trial Lawyers for Public Justice for over 14 years, Mr. Brayton has served on The TLPJ Foundation Board of Directors for nine years, and on the Executive Committee of The TLPJ Foundation since 2001.

Mr. Brayton is an accomplished lawyer who specializes in personal injury, products liability, and mass tort litigation. He also has a national reputation as one of the foremost attorneys representing victims of asbestos-related disease. He has served on the Board of Governors of the Consumer Attorneys of California, has been active in the leadership of the Tort, Trial and Insurance Practice Section of the American Bar Association where he served on its leadership council, as co-chair of the ABA Asbestos Task Force, Dean of the National Trial Academy, chair of the Plaintiffs’ Involvement Task Force and in many other positions.

A 1971 graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, Mr. Brayton spent twelve years on active duty in the USAF. He received his J.D. from the University of California at Berkeley in 1976, and an M.S. in Finance from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1972.

About Brayton Law and TLPJ

To learn more about Mr. Brayton and Brayton Purcell, see the firm’s web site at or call 1-415-898-1555. For details about asbestos and asbestos-related diseases, see the firm’s web sites, Mesothelioma Network, and Asbestos Network, For information about TLPJ, see

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