We’ve recently introduced you to our business membership program. We debuted the program in 2012 and are steadily signing up new business members in 2014. As part of the program, we’d like to introduce you to some of our business members. Today, meet Mesirow & Associates, PLLC. Mesirow & Associates, PLLC is a small firm that focuses on personal injury cases due to bicycle accidents, car accidents and pedestrian accidents in Washington, DC, Maryland, ,and Virginia. John Mesirow has been commuting by bicycle for 12 years from Chevy Chase, Maryland. John says, “When I started commuting, people would honk at me or yell…But I’ve noticed that, over the years, this has steadily decreased. As more and more cyclists hit the roads and trails…and groups like WABA advocate for cyclists, I have been pleasantly surprised that motorists have become more aware of, and considerate of, cyclists.” As a personal injury lawyer, John has dealt with many bike cases, and seen a gradual change in police understanding of bicycle cases and he and members of his firm are working to make that trend continue. John has been a WABA Member for many years, his firm was one of our first business members, and they were the first business to join at our new Business Leader Level. John says, “Our firm is and will continue to be a WABA “Business Leader” because we believe that the best way to protect cyclists is to educate the public (and to make sure cyclists know the rules of the road too).” We are proud to call Mesirow & Associates a WABA Business Leader Member! Do you own, work for, or patronize a business that is a good candidate for our business membership? For just $300 or $800 per year, you can show your support for a bike-friendly region and WABA’s advocacy and get all sorts of perks, including your very own blog post! Details here.