WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (April 3, 2015) – Gunster attorney Edward A. Marod has become a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in America.
Marod is a shareholder in Gunster’s appellate, professional malpractice and business litigation practices in the West Palm Beach office. The newly inducted fellow is an alumnus of University of Michigan Law School.
The induction ceremony at which Marod became a fellow took place recently before an audience of approximately 585 persons during the recent 2015 Spring Annual Meeting of the College in Key Biscayne, Fla.
Marod has been consistently named to Best Lawyers, Florida Super Lawyers, Florida Trend’s Legal Elite and is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell. Professionally, Marod belongs to the American Association of Justice and the Palm Beach County Bar Association. He also serves as a member of the Business Law Section of the Florida Bar Association and previously served as the chairman of the Antitrust Committee. Marod is also active with the American Bar Association as a member of the litigation and law practice management sections and the Professional Liability Litigation Committee.
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 1 percent of the total lawyer population of any state or province. There are currently approximately 5,860 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 individuals 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
Gunster attorney David M. Wells was inducted into ACTL in 2012. Wells serves on Gunster’s board of directors and is a member of the firm’s business litigation, professional malpractice, construction law practices.
Gunster, Florida’s law firm for business, provides full-service legal counsel to leading organizations and individuals from its 12 offices statewide. Established in 1925, the firm has expanded, diversified and evolved, but always with a singular focus: Florida and its clients’ stake in it. A magnet for business-savvy attorneys who embrace collaboration for the greatest advantage of clients, Gunster’s growth has not been at the expense of personalized service but because of it. The firm serves clients from its offices in Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando, Palm Beach, Stuart, Tallahassee, Tampa, The Florida Keys, Vero Beach, and its headquarters in West Palm Beach. With nearly 200 attorneys and 200 committed support staff, Gunster is ranked among the National Law Journal’s list of the 500 largest law firms and has been recognized as one of the Top 100 Diverse Law Firms by Law360. More information about its practice areas, offices and insider’s view newsletters is available at www.gunster.com.