Denny Shupe Appointed Chair of ACTL’s Special Problems in the Administration of Justice Committee (U.S.)On November 7, 2017 by Schnader in Alternative Dispute Resolution
Denny Shupe, a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers (“ACTL”), has been appointed by the ACTL’s President to chair its Special Problems in the Administration of Justice Committee (U.S.). The Committee has the mandate to “recommend improvements in the administration of justice in the United States and to suggest ways to maintain proper liaison with others to that end.”
ACTL is recognized as the preeminent organization of trial lawyers in North America, dedicated to maintaining and improving the standards of trial practice, professionalism, ethics and the administration of justice.
The Special Problems in the Administration of Justice Committee (U.S.) has 17 Fellow members from all parts of the United States. The Committee recently has focused on addressing military veteran issues, assisting veterans with claims and appeals, before the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, related to multi-year appellate delays in deciding benefit claims at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The ACTL litigation asserts that these delays violate the veterans’ constitutional due process rights.
A retired Air Force command pilot, Shupe was awarded one of the inaugural Veterans of Influence Awards by the Philadelphia Business Journal in 2015. Shupe is a former member of Schnader’s Executive Committee, past chair of the Firm’s Litigation Services Department, and also a past chair of the Firm’s Aviation Group and its Product Liability Group.