The American College of Trial Lawyers

is recognized as the preeminent organization of trial lawyers in North America, dedicated to maintaining and improving the standards of trial practice, professionalism, ethics and the administration of justice.

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The 2018 Annual Dues statements have been mailed. Click the Pay Dues button below to make a payment online.

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The 2018 Annual Meeting is September 27-30, 2018 at The Roosevelt, Waldorf Astoria in New Orleans, Louisiana. Registration materials will be mailed towards the end of June.


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Samuel H. Franklin
Lightfoot, Franklin & White, L.L.C.

The American College of Trial Lawyers was founded in 1950 as an organization to recognize the very best of the courtroom bar. The College has never limited the term “trial lawyers” – and our membership is composed of civil lawyers from both sides of the “v.”, criminal lawyers, public interest lawyers, state and federal prosecutors and public defenders. Read More

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