FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. - Dirk Beckwith, shareholder at the law firm of Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC, has been named as the President-Elect of the Transportation Lawyers Association (TLA). The TLA is an independent, international bar association comprised of more than 1000 attorneys, whose members assist providers and/or commercial users of logistics and transportation services, regardless of mode. With commitment to excellence in continuing legal education, and a long tradition of collegiality and exchange of ideas, TLA is a resource for lawyers seeking to maximize both the quality of the legal services they provide and the quality of their professional lives. Beckwith will begin serving his Presidential term in May of 2013.
Beckwith has a wealth of experience representing transportation companies and handles both regulatory and administrative matters for those engaged in the transportation industry. He has been involved in several landmark decisions for the trucking and railroad industries, as well. During the past year he has served as the TLA's First Vice President and as Editor of TLA's publication entitled The Transportation Lawyer. Beckwith is also a member of the Association for Transportation Law Professionals, where he previously held the position of Regional Vice President. He is active in the Trucking Insurance Defense Association, Transportation Loss Prevention and Security Association and the Conference of Freight Council. Beckwith is a graduate of the University of Michigan and earned his law degree from the Wayne State University Law School.