u.S. Attorney Admitted to American College of Trial Lawyers
Edward M. Yarbrough, U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee 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. Yarbrough became a fellow took place on March 6, 2010, before an audience of more than 600 persons during the 2010 Spring meeting of the College in Palm Desert, California.
“It is an honor to be inducted into such an esteemed organization as the American College of Trial Lawyers after 37 years of trial work,” said U.S. Attorney Yarbrough. “Hopefully, as a fellow, I will be able to contribute more to the legal profession which has been so good to me in the past. It was especially satisfying to be inducted alongside Tom Thurman and Gordon Bonnyman whom I have admired for many years.”
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 15 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 5,752 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 persons 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. Yarbrough has served as the United States Attorney since October, 2007 and has been practicing in Nashville for 37 years. He is an alumnus of Vanderbilt School of Law.
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