Substance Use Disorder | The American Association For Justice

Substance Use Disorder


Our country is now facing one of the greatest public health crises in its history. Overdose from substance use disorder is now the leading cause of death for young people under 30, surpassing both gun violence and car accidents combined. Substance Use Disorder has been recognized by the medical community as a disease for decades, yet society frequently labels the disorder as a crime.

This Litigation Group covers a wide-breadth of issues related to sub-standard practices and fraud within the Substance Use Disorder treatment industry, ranging from medical malpractice and wrongful death claims to potential civil rights issues under the ADA. The Litigation Group is focused on justice for the injured and policy reform for the victims of the “drug epidemic.” The Litigation Group will also serve as an educational resource for litigators who wish to help individuals suffering from Substance Use Disorder but are not quite sure how to approach the issue.


The Substance Use Disorder Litigation Group was formed in 2019. 

Benefits & Resources:

The Litigation Group aims to educate and provide resources to AAJ members regarding issues surrounding Substance Use Disorder. Litigation Group members will have access to the Substance Use Disorder Litigation Group Document Library and listserv. Education programs and meetings will be held throughout the year.


The group meets at AAJ Annual and Winter conventions.

The group is limited to Regular, Life, Sustaining, Leader Forum, and President's Club AAJ member plaintiff's counsel only.

Joshua S. Horton
The Joshua S. Horton Law Firm, PA
(404) 421-2178

Jeremiah A. Lowe
Gomez Trial Attorneys
655 West Broadway, Suite 1700
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 237-3490

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$150 annually