From the Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse:
Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse (CALA) Names Phil Melin Executive Director for Illinois
Washington, D.C. – Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse (CALA) welcomes Phil Melin as Executive Director of CALA-Illinois.
CALA is a nonpartisan, grassroots movement working to end lawsuit abuse across the United States.
CALA advocates for commonsense legal reform measures by educating the public about the devastating, real-world costs of lawsuit abuse on working families and small businesses. CALA-Illinois leads CALA’s mission in Illinois.
“Small business is a the heart of the Illinois culture and economy, and every city and town in the state is dependent on small business success,” said Melin.
“Sadly, big money from the trail lawyer lobby has made Illinois one of the country’s most unfriendly states for small businesses.
“It’s an honor to fight alongside small business entrepreneurs to help level the playing field against lawsuit abuse here in Illinois.”
Phil Melin of Lake Forest, Illinois brings more than a decade of advocacy and small business experience to CALA-Illinois. He served as a Congressional District Director and co-founded an Illinois small business. He practiced law in California before moving to Illinois.
“My background as a lawyer, small businessman, and advocacy professional prepare me well to help improve the climate for small businesses in Illinois,” said Melin.
“We have much work to do in Illinois as Cook County, Madison, and St Clair counties are identified as among the worst regions in the United States for lawsuit abuse according to the American Tort Reform Foundation’s 2022/2023 Judicial Hellholes report.”
CALA-Illinois is the grassroots arm of Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse. Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse (CALA) is a nonpartisan, grassroots movement working to end rampant lawsuit abuse across the United States. CALA advocates for commonsense legal reform measures by educating the public about the evastating, real-world costs of lawsuit abuse on working families and small businesses. Learn more at https://cala.com/illinois/