Denis J. Lawler Admitted to American College of Trial Lawyers
October 25, 2012
Blank Rome LLP is pleased to announce that Denis J. Lawler has become a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations. Mr. Lawler was inducted during the recent 2012 Annual Meeting of the College in New York.
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 5,838 members in the United States and Canada. The College 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. The College is thus able to speak with a balanced voice on important issues affecting the legal profession and the administration of justice.
Mr. Lawler is based in Blank Rome’s Philadelphia office and is a member of the Commercial Litigation group. Mr. Lawler serves on the board of directors of the Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children of Philadelphia County, and as a board member and past president of The Lawyer’s Club of Philadelphia and St. Joseph’s University Law Alumni. He is a member of the Brehon Law Society and North Hills Country Club, where he served on the board and as president. In addition, Mr. Lawler serves as a member of La Salle College High School’s Board of Trustees and is Chair of its Governance and Leadership Committee.