Hare Wynn Partner, Shay Samples, was recently inducted as a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers.  The American College of Trial Lawyers was founded in 1950 as an organization to recognize the very best of the courtroom bar.  The College’s mandate is to improve and elevate the standards of trial practice, the administration of justice and the ethics of the profession.  The primary constant is that Fellows of the College must have proven themselves in actual trial practice.  There is an intensive vetting process to assure this.  Membership is by invitation only, to persons who have distinguished themselves in trial practice for at least 15 years and who are recognized leaders in their local communities.  The College looks for lawyers who are considered by other lawyers and judges to be the very best in their states or provinces, lawyers whose ethical and moral standards are the highest, and lawyers who share the intangible qualities of professionalism, civility, and collegiality.

Although, there are currently more than 5,700 Fellows across the U.S. and Canada, membership can never be more than 1% of the total lawyer population of any state or province.  Shay four joins four Hare Wynn partners, Alex Newton, Ralph Cook, Leon Ashford, and Scott Powell as Fellows in the American College of Trial Lawyers.