About the VIP Bar

The Vaccine Injured Petitioners Bar Association was founded in January 2010 to promote professional interaction among members of the Bar in order to improve advocacy for their vaccine injured clients. The VIP Bar is comprised exclusively of lawyers representing petitioners in the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program.

The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program is a highly specialized legal practice with legal, procedural, and evidentiary differences that can challenge even the most accomplished civil litigator. VIP Bar members get exclusive access to the cumulative knowledge and experience of the leading practitioners in the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, as well as invaluable insight into the current challenges facing the Court and practitioners.

The VIP Bar is a group of experts in the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program providing advice and ideas on specific challenges facing vaccine attorneys. The VIP Bar serves both experienced vaccine attorneys and those new to the practice area. It is a resource for vaccine attorneys where they can share information with other vaccine attorneys. Shared information includes procedures, expert witnesses, settlement information and invaluable analysis of the current special masters hearing the cases – critical information for attorneys practicing in a Court with an increasingly overloaded docket.

The VIP Bar’s mission is three-fold: First, to empower lawyers practicing in the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program to better advocate for their vaccine injured clients; second, to work with all stakeholders to better improve the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program so that it might better achieve its mission as directed by Congress, that is to compensate vaccine injured petitioners; and third, to better educate the Bar and the public on the significant differences between the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program and typical civil litigation.