The Litigation Counsel of America is an honorary society of 3,500 of many of the top trial lawyers in the United States. The LCA is composed of less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers. Fellowship in the LCA is highly selective and by invitation only. Fellows are selected by invitation only based upon "effectiveness and accomplishment in litigation, both at the trial and appellate levels, and superior ethical reputation."
At the Litigation Counsel of America, fellows are generally at the partner or shareholder level or are independent practitioners with twelve or more years experience. The Litigation Counsel of America (LCA) Fellowship includes:
Fellows who hold such status for seven consecutive years may be designated Senior Fellows. After a recommendation by a Fellow, the LCA selects a limited number of Associate Fellows, generally pending qualification for Fellowship.
Associate Fellows may include partners or associates from the same firm in which nominating Fellows practice or with any other reputable firm, governmental division or company.
The Litigation Counsel of America (LCA) gives out the following awards: