HUNTINGTON – Marc Williams, managing partner of the Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP's West Virginia office, has become a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.
Williams has had first-chair responsibility for more than 100 jury trials and appeals in his career. His practice focuses on class actions, mass torts, product liability, toxic torts, and commercial litigation. He currently serves as president of the National Foundation for Judicial Excellence and is a past president of both Lawyers for Civil Justice and DRI-The Voice of the Defense Bar.
Founded in 1950, the College is composed of trial lawyers 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 demonstrated excellence in 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 15 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 5,860 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 states that it strives to improve and elevate the standards of trial practice, the administration of justice, and the ethics of the trial profession.
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 individuals accused of crime, and those who defend them.
Established in 1897, Nelson Mullins has more than 500 attorneys and other professionals with offices in the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and West Virginia. For more information, go to www.nelsonmullins.com.