Transportation and Logistics

The USLAW Transportation and Logistics Practice Group is dedicated to an open exchange of ideas and information between and among clients and lawyers through seminars, roundtables, compendiums and webinars. The goal of the practice group is to insure that USLAW Transportation and Logistics clients have access to highly qualified and committed attorneys who can represent the best interests of clients in the most efficient, cost-effective and professional manner.


USLAW member firms have an established reputation for handling transportation matters in a creative, efficient and effective manner. Member firms’ lawyers include leaders in the industry who have lectured and written extensively on innovative topics as well as trial and litigation techniques and effective file management strategies. Member firms specialize in handling rapid response accident investigation and litigation for all businesses that service the transportation industry, including motor carrier, brokers, shippers, air carrier, marine and rail companies.  In addition, many member firms have experienced immediate response teams in place to aggressively respond to emergencies that confront transportation industry clients.


Member firms are experienced in consulting with clients in the trucking, airline, marine and railroad industries on the following types of litigation and commercial matters:

  • American with Disabilities Act
  • Broker liability
  • Cargo loss
  • Catastrophic accident/Injury/Tort claims
  • Commercial transactions
  • Emergency response
  • Hazardous materials
  • Independent contractor/employee status issues
  • Insurance coverage issues
  • Labor/Employment/Workers’ compensation
  • Multi-modal coverage
  • Passenger security
  • Product liability
  • Property loss
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Repetitive stress
  • Toxic exposure
  • Transportation contracts



Christopher E. Cotter

Roetzel & Andress
Cleveland, OH
United States
Vice Chair

Clarice A. Spicker

Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, P.L.C.
Phoenix, AZ
United States

Patrick E. Foppe

Lashly & Baer, P.C.
St. Louis, MO
United States
Educational Coordinator

Pamela Springrose Hallford

Carr Allison (AL)
Dothan, AL
United States


Client Advisor

Cedar Abadie

Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings Inc.
Phoenix, AZ
United States
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Client Advisor

Charles Baxter

United Road Services
Plymouth, MI
United States
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Client Advisor

Douglas Betkowski

Gallagher Bassett Services, Inc.
Phoenix, AZ
United States
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Client Advisor

Cyndi Crawford

U.S. Xpress, Inc.
Chattanooga, TN
United States
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Client Advisor

Kelly Lowrey

C.R. England, Inc.
Salt Lake City, UT
United States
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Client Advisor

Nathan Lundquist

Protective Insurance Company
Carmel, IN
United States
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Client Advisor

Sara Miemiec

INS Insurance/Schneider Inc.
Green Bay, WI
United States
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Client Advisor

Mindy White

Quanta Services, Inc.
Houston, TX
United States
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Client Advisor

Stephen E. Winborn

National Interstate Insurance Company
Richfield, OH
United States
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Client Advisor

Brian Wymer

The Kenan Advantage Group, Inc.
North Canton, OH
United States
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