The Texas Trial Lawyers Association (TTLA) is an organization made up of plaintiff's attorneys. The group was founded in 1949.
The TTLA is a powerful force in Texas politics. Trial lawyers, both individually and through their political action committee, have contributed millions to Texas candidates for public office. They largely, though not exclusively, support Democratic candidates and political action committees.
Trial lawyers have largely been on the defensive in the post-2003 Republican-controlled legislature in the battle over tort reform. The group fought hard in 2003 against Republican tort reform initiatives that limited the amount of money plaintiffs could recoup in medical malpractice suits. Ultimately, voters approved the lawsuit limitations.