AgentsofAmerican.ORG, DRI Formed Strategic Partnership

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Bringing the Best Together, DRI the leading international organization for attorneys and AgentsofAmerica.ORG formed an alliance to better educate and inform insurance professionals

"We are very pleased to have DRI as a strategic partner. They are clearly the leading advisory firm in the industry and I believe this partnership will be of tremedous value to our members and the the Insurance Industry“ According to Angelo Gioia

Agents of America (AOA) is excited and pleased to announce it has formed a strategic partnership with the Professional Liability Committee of the Defense Research Institute (DRI). DRI is the leading international organization of attorneys devoted to the defense of businesses and individuals in civil litigation. It consists of approximately 22,000 members, including defense attorneys, corporate counsel, and insurance claims attorneys. Known as “The Voice of the Defense Bar,” DRI is committed not only to educating and enhancing the professionalism of defense lawyers, but also to improving the overall civil justice system.

DRI’s Professional Liability Committee, chaired by Matt Marrone of Lucas and Cavalier in Philadelphia, PA, provides education and networking opportunities to those interested in a wide array of professional liability topics. The committee focuses on defense and insurance coverage issues relevant to insurance agents and brokers, lawyers, accountants, real estate professionals, and design professionals, to name only a few. The committee publishes a quarterly electronic newsletter, and its members regularly contribute to scores of other DRI publications, webcasts, and seminars.

The partnership was formed under a DRI initiative that encourages each of DRI’s substantive law committees to establish a relationship with an industry group outside of DRI, with the expectation that both the committee and industry group will benefit from the partnership in various ways. While the contours of the partnership will be fluid, AOA founder Angelo Gioia and Committee Chair Matt Marrone agree it makes great sense for both. “Our committee is very excited about partnering with Angelo and AOA, and the many opportunities this relationship will present,” Marrone said. Gioia agreed, adding “ We are very pleased to have DRI as a strategic partner. They are clearly the leading advisory firm in the industry and I believe this partnership will be of tremedous value to our members and the the Insurance Industry “ Both Gioia and Marrone envision working together on publications and webcasts relevant to both groups, and hope to present a professional liability seminar in the coming years.

About DRI
DRI is the international organization of attorneys defending the interests of business and individuals in civil litigation. DRI provides numerous educational and informational resources to DRI members and offers many opportunities for liaison among defense trial lawyers, Corporate America, and state and local defense organizations. DRI also has an international presence, seeking to enhance understanding of the law among members of the defense community who have reason to be concerned with the expanding globalization of litigation defense. The following are DRI's goals:

Education: To teach and educate and to improve the skills of the defense law practitioner

Justice: To strive for improvement in the civil justice system

Balance: To be a counterpoint to the plaintiff's bar and seek balance in the justice system in the minds of potential jurors and on all fields where disputes are resolved

Economics: To assist members in dealing with the economic realities of the defense law practice, including the competitive legal marketplace

Professionalism and Service: To urge members to practice ethically and responsibly, keeping in mind the lawyer's responsibilities that go beyond the interest of the client to the good of American society as a whole

More information about DRI and the Professional Liability Committee can be found at

About AgentsofAmerica.ORG
AgentsofAmerica.ORG is an Insurance Agent's Association and indispensable resource for news, products, services, education, and industry information throughout America. The organization's mission is to deliver the BEST people, products, information, and services to agents all designed to help them manage and grow their business and provide ongoing value to their clients. Our motto is "Bringing the BEST Together". AgentsofAmerica.ORG is offering a FREE MEMBERSHIP and FREE EBOOK to anyone interested in learning about the valuable benefits the new organization offers. All members are eligible for additional discounts and access to an extensive array of other membership programs. Visit for more information.


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