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Denny Shupe Admitted to American College of Trial Lawyers

On October 30, 2013 by Schnader in Litigation

J. Denny Shupe 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. Shupe became a Fellow took place recently before an audience of approximately 900 persons during the recent 2013 Annual Meeting of the College in San Francisco, California.

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 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 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. Shupe is a partner resident in the Philadelphia office of Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP. He is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee, and past chair of the firm’s Litigation Services Department. Previously, he also chaired the firm’s Aviation Group and its Product Liability Group. His practice concentrates on risk management and representation of international, national, and regional companies in a wide variety of commercial, product liability, aviation, and business litigation matters. Mr. Shupe also supports  a variety of military veteran causes, and serves as a Board Member of New Leash on Life USA, a nonprofit focused on training and socializing abandoned dogs to enhance their adoptability, and building prison inmate social and job skills to improve the likelihood of successful re-entry into the community.

About Schnader Harrison Segal and Lewis LLP 
Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP is a law firm of approximately 180 attorneys with offices in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, New York, California, Washington, D.C., New Jersey and Delaware. Schnader serves local, national and international clients ranging from large corporations to start-ups and entrepreneurs to individual clients in more than 40 areas of the law. In addition to the firm’s traditional strengths in complex litigation, commercial transactions and wealth management, the firm has significant experience and depth in international commerce, financial services, intellectual property, labor and employment laws, construction law, real estate development, corporate governance, appellate services, technology-based companies, media and communications, environmental, energy, higher education, nonprofit, government relations and regulatory affairs, aviation issues, business reorganization, and securities and shareholder litigation.