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Bullivant Shareholder Selected for Fellowship in the American College of Trial Lawyers

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

John A. Bennett, a shareholder and member of the board of directors of Bullivant Houser Bailey PC, was selected as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers (the College), one of the premier legal associations in America.

The College strives to improve and elevate the standards of trial practice, the administration of justice and the ethics of the trial profession. Currently, the College is composed of the best of the trial bar from the United States and Canada. Membership in the College cannot exceed one percent of the total lawyer population of any state or province, and Fellowship is extended by invitation only to those lawyers whose careers have been marked by the highest standards of ethical conduct, professionalism, civility and collegiality. Mr. Bennett joins Bullivant senior counsel Douglas Houser as a member of the College.

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 persons 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. Bennett's career spans more than 30 years and includes criminal prosecution as the Chief Deputy District Attorney for Multnomah County through his current role as a litigator focusing on insurance coverage and defense of so-called "bad faith" claims. He was the first recipient of the firm's Trial Lawyer of the Year award.

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