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American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL)

About the ACTL


  • Founded: 1950

Mission and History

Founded in 1950, the American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL) is an honorary professional association composed of experienced trial lawyers in the United States and Canada. 

The organization strives to maintain and improve the administration of justice, ethics in the profession, and the standards of trial practice. More than 5,700 lawyers and Judicial Fellows belong to the organization who recognize the importance of mastering the art of advocacy and adhering to the highest standards of ethical conduct and professionalism.

The mission of the ACTL is to improve and elevate the standards of trial practice, the administration of justice and the ethics of the profession.

The non-profit organization is an invitation-only fellowship of exceptional trial lawyers from diverse backgrounds from the United States and Canada.  Nominees for admission are carefully screened for the demonstration of the highest standards of trial advocacy, ethical conduct, integrity, professionalism, and collegiality.




Taking and Defending Depositions, P2V8: Demonstration of Preparing the Witness

Taking and Defending Depositions, P2V7: Dealing with an Evasive Witness


ACTL Fellows Active on Lawyer Legion

Gerald Harris Goldstein
Goldstein & Orr
San Antonio, TX
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Bruce A Broillet
Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP
Santa Monica, CA
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Daniel E Monnat
Monnat & Spurrier, Chartered
Wichita, KS
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Craig Rene McClellan
The McClellan Law Firm
San Diego, CA
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Quentin Brogdon
Crain Brogdon, LLP
Dallas, TX
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Cynthia Bernet McGuinn
Rouda Feder Tietjen & McGuinn
San Francisco, CA
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Contact the ACTL

American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL)
1300 Dove Street Suite 150
Newport Beach, 92660

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