TOLEDO, OH – Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP is pleased to announce that John C. Barron has become a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in America.
The induction ceremony at which Mr. Barron became a Fellow took place recently before an audience of approximately 1,100 attendees during the recent 2013 Annual Meeting of the College in San Francisco.
Founded in 1950, the College is composed of the best of the trial bar from the United States and Canada. Fellowship in the College is extended by invitation only and only after careful investigation to those experienced trial lawyers who have mastered the art of advocacy and whose professional careers have been marked by the highest standards of ethical conduct, professionalism, civility and collegiality. Lawyers must have a minimum of fifteen years’ trial experience before they can be considered for Fellowship.
Membership in the College cannot exceed one percent of the total lawyer population of any state or province. There are currently approximately 5,789 members in the United States and Canada, including active Fellows, Emeritus Fellows, Judicial Fellows (those who ascended to the bench after their induction) and Honorary Fellows. The College strives to improve and elevate the standards of trial practice, the administration of justice and the ethics of the trial professional. Qualified lawyers are called to Fellowship in the College from all branches of trial practice. They are carefully selected from among those who customarily represent plaintiffs in civil cases and those who customarily represent defendants, those who prosecute and those who defend in criminal matters. The College is thus able to speak with a balanced voice on important issues affecting the legal profession and the administration of justice.
Mr. Barron is a partner in the firm and is co-administrator of the Litigation section in the Toledo, Ohio office. The newly-inducted Fellow is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Stanford Law School.
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Founded in 1925, Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP is a full service law firm with more than 225 attorneys practicing in Toledo and Columbus, Ohio; Tampa and Sarasota, Florida; and Charlotte, North Carolina. Shumaker is a National Law Journal Top 350 law firm.