Melody Jolly, a Partner in the Wilmington office of Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP (Cranfill Sumner), has been appointed the Chair of the DRI Professional Liability Committee for 2019-2020. She previously served two terms as the Committee’s Vice Chair and has served in an active leadership role with the Committee since 2009. She also frequently presents on professional liability topics at DRI and other seminars.

Jolly is responsible for the oversight of all Committee activities, including setting and achieving goals, leading the Steering Committee, assistance with planning and directing the Committee’s Annual Seminar and interaction with Committee membership, which totals 1,000+ lawyers in private practice, corporate counsel and the professional liability insurance industry. Jolly reports to the DRI Board of Directors throughout the year and works with Committee and DRI leaders to provide networking and marketing opportunities to members and to help them stay abreast of legal developments in the professional liability field.

“We are proud of Melody’s leadership and this well-deserved accomplishment,” said Marshall Wall, Managing Partner of Cranfill Sumner. “She is a great attorney and will bring the same excellent leadership to the Professional Liability Committee that she devotes to her practice and to the Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP Professional Liability Practice Group.”

DRI is the leading organization of defense attorneys and in-house counsel. Membership in DRI provides access to resources and tools for attorneys who strive to provide high-quality, balanced and excellent service to their clients and corporations.

Jolly is Co-Chair of the firm’s Professional Liability Practice Group. Her DRI term began on Oct. 19 and continues for one year.