Hill Ward Henderson Shareholder R. Craig Mayfield was presented with Defense Research Institute (DRI) Leadership Award by DRI’s outgoing President, Henry Sneath. Mr. Mayfield received this honor and recognition for his outstanding leadership and unselfish efforts to support and improve the standards of the defense bar and the administration of civil justice. This award was given in recognition of his work as Chair of DRI’s Young Lawyers Committee.
DRI is the international membership organization for lawyers involved in the defense of civil litigation. DRI is committed to enhancing the skills, effectiveness and professionalism of defense lawyers; anticipating and addressing issues germane to defense lawyers and the civil justice system; promoting appreciation of the rolls of the defense lawyer and improving the civil justice system and preserving the civil jury.
Mr. Mayfield’s practice primarily involves the defense of product liability and complex mass tort claims. He is the current Immediate Past-Chair of DRI's Young Lawyers Committee, Chair of DRI's Chemical and Toxic Tort Specialized Litigation Group, and an appointed member of both the national steering committee for DRI's Products Liability Committee and the North American Steering Committee for DRI International.