Massachusetts Fellow Kim Dougherty, Managing Partner of Andrus Wagstaff, PC's Boston Office, has been elected to serve as the President of the National Women Trial Lawyers Association.
“I am truly honored to have been selected to serve as President of the National Women Trial Lawyers Association,” said NWTLA President Kim Dougherty. “In my role as President, I look forward to increasing gender diversity in the legal profession and promoting women as leaders on trial teams and of litigations across the country. I also can’t thank my family and firm enough, for the support of my ambitions and this Presidency. I’m excited for the year ahead, working with our members to make a difference for our clients.”
Dougherty focuses her practice on the representation of individuals who have been seriously injured by pharmaceuticals and medical devices. She previously served as President of the Massachusetts Women’s Bar Association (WBA) for 2015-2016 and has been a long-standing Board of Governor for MATA and served as Co-Chair of its Women’s Caucus for eight years. She was also selected as the Revitalization Chair in Massachusetts to serve on the Board of Governors for the American Association for Justice (AAJ) from 2014-2016. Dougherty has also been honored for her trial work and received many prestigious accolades. She was named ‘Lawyer of the Year’ in 2014 by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. She also received the President’s Award from Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys (MATA) for her contributions on gender equity issues in the profession in both 2014 and 2015. Dougherty has been recognized as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer, Top 25 Mass Tort Trial Lawyer and Top 25 Women Trial Lawyer in her region by the National Trial Lawyers Association and named by Massachusetts Super Lawyers® to their Top Women Attorneys in Massachusetts 2017-2018 list, a Super Lawyer 2014-2018, and a Rising Star 2009-2013.
Dougherty is also a volunteer advocate, serving on the Board of the Massachusetts Women’s Bar Association and as its Past President. She has regularly testified at the State House on laws to protect the rights of women and children, and lobbying legislators on those laws, as well as the importance of increasing gender diversity in the judiciary and elected office.
The National Women Trial Lawyers Association – Top 25 is an invitation-only professional organization composed of and limited to the Top 25 attorneys from each state or region who serve individuals and families who need attorneys to represent them in the American legal system regarding these types of claims. Members of the National Women Trial Lawyers Association – Top 25 exemplify superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence and performance in their area of specialty. This exclusive organization provides superior networking opportunities, continuing legal education and the highest quality advocacy training for its members. This association is focused on highlighting and elevating the accomplished women attorney to provide the best way for the public to find women attorneys for their legal needs and other attorneys to find a source for case referrals.