John H. Martin Inducted Into International Academy Of Trial Lawyers

Thursday, May 1, 2008 - 01:00

The law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP has announced that John H. Martin has been inducted as a Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers (IATL).

Mr. Martin is a partner in the Trial Practice Group of Thompson & Knight's Dallas office. He is widely recognized for his legal work and public speaking on the subjects of catastrophic injury, mass tort, and aviation litigation.He is regarded as one of the state's most distinguished attorneys in the civil defense field.

Mr. Martin serves as president of DRI-The Voice of the Defense Bar and is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, The Center for American and International Law, Texas Bar Foundation, and Dallas Bar Foundation. He is also a member of the College of the State Bar of Texas and International Association of Defense Counsel and serves on the Board of Directors for Lawyers for Civil Justice and the National Foundation for Judicial Excellence.

Active membership of the IATL is limited to 500 Fellows from the United States. In addition, the IATL includes 100 Fellows from more than 30 countries around the world.Fellows must have been admitted to the practice of law for a minimum of 12 years and shall at the time of admission to the IATL be principally engaged in trial and appellate practice. To be admitted to fellowship in the IATL, the person must possess, to an exceptional degree, superior skill and recognized ability in trial and appellate practice, services rendered in promoting the best interests of the legal profession and the highest standards and techniques of advocacy, and excellent character and absolute integrity.

The IATL was chartered in 1954. Its purpose is to cultivate the science of jurisprudence; promote reforms in the law; facilitate the Administration of Justice; promote the Rule of Law internationally; elevate the standards of integrity, honor, and courtesy in the legal profession; and cherish the spirit of brotherhood among the members.