Transportation Defense Practice Group

The Transportation Defense practice group focuses on assisting the transportation and trucking industry in the defense of wrongful death, personal injury, property damage and cargo claims. Member firms are prepared to assist with accident investigations and assessment on an immediate basis. The group has the ability to perform these tasks throughout the United States.

Primerus Defense Institute (PDI) Attorneys participating in the Transportation Defense Practice Group meet and adhere to the following standards:

  • Actively practice law for a minimum of 10 years
  • Significant portion of practice dedicated to transportation defense work within the last 2 years
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in the practice area of transportation defense
  • Actively pursue continuing legal education in transportation defense, including federal and state regulations and mandates
  • Significant trial experience in general defense litigation

Group Initiatives:

  • Annual PDI Transportation Practice Group Seminar
  • Periodic webinars focusing on current transportation specific issues
  • National directory of PDI attorneys who meet or exceed the standards for participation within

Transportation Resources

Leadership

Brian H. Buddell, Esq.

ChairBrian H. Buddell, Esq. (view profile)

135 Main Street, 20th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
United States
Phone: 415.614.4301

Thomas J. Dargan, Esq.

Vice ChairThomas J. Dargan, Esq. (view profile)

61 Broadway, Suite 2000
New York, NY 10006
United States
Phone: 212.574.7856

Jason C. Palmer, Esq.

CLE ChairJason C. Palmer, Esq. (view profile)

801 Grand Avenue
Suite 3700
Des Moines, IA 50309
United States
Phone: 515.442.7329

Raymond D.  McElfish, Esq.

Industry LiaisonRaymond D. McElfish, Esq. (view profile)

1112 N. Sherbourne Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90069
United States
Phone: 310.734.0276

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