Dan Richards has become a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in North America. The induction ceremony at which Richards became a Fellow took place recently before an audience of approximately 525 during the recent Spring Meeting of the College in Key Biscayne, Florida.
What is the ACTL?
Founded in 1950, the College is composed of the best of the trial bar from the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. Fellowship in the College is extended by invitation only and only after careful investigation, to those experienced trial lawyers of diverse backgrounds, 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 of the College cannot exceed one percent of the total lawyer population of any state or province. There are approximately 5,800 members in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico, including active Fellows, Emeritus Fellows, Judicial Fellows (those who ascended to the bench after their induction), and Honorary Fellows. The College maintains and seeks to improve the standards of trial practice, professionalism, ethics, and the administration of justice through education and public statements on independence of the judiciary, trial by jury, respect for the rule of law, access to justice, and fair and just representation of all parties to legal proceedings. The College is thus able to speak with a balanced voice on important issues affecting the legal profession and the administration of justice.
Our Sincere Thanks
Dan Richards is a partner in the firm of Richards Rodriguez & Skeith and has been practicing in the State of Texas for 29 years. The newly inducted Fellow is an alumnus of the University of Texas School of Law. From everyone at RRS, we wish to extend a hearty congratulations to Dan for his many years of exceptional work and unfailing civic mindedness in service of the great state of Texas and the City of Austin! To learn more about Dan, visit his bio page on our website. For more information on the American College of Trial Lawyers, please visit their website here.