Crowe & Dunlevy attorney honored by professional organization
TULSA, OKLA., – Crowe & Dunlevy attorney J. Christopher Davis has been inducted into the American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL), a prestigious organization of North American trial lawyers dedicated to maintaining and improving the standards of trial practice, professionalism, ethics, and the administration of justice.
Davis is a shareholder and director in the firm’s Tulsa office where he represents businesses and individuals in state and federal courts. A seasoned litigator and mediator, Davis is Oklahoma’s only active paraplegic trial attorney. He joins Crowe & Dunlevy attorneys William G. Paul, Andrew M. Coats, D. Kent Meyers, and Clyde A Muchmore as fellows.
“To be inducted into the college is one of the most important honors a trial lawyer can receive,” said Andrew M. Coats, Crowe & Dunlevy attorney and former president of the ACTL. “For Chris to be asked to provide the response on behalf of the new inductees is a benediction as to what kind of lawyer and person he is.”
The ACTL is composed of the best of the trial bar from the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. Fellowship in the College is extended by invitation only to experienced trial lawyers of diverse backgrounds 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 fifteen 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.
“Chris is an experienced, talented trial lawyer that well deserves this honor. He clearly meets the high standards of this organization,” said Roger A. Stong, Crowe & Dunlevy’s president and CEO. “Our firm is proud of Chris and our relationship with him and we are glad to have another colleague as part of this association.”
A former federal law clerk, Davis serves as an Adjunct Settlement Conference Judge, is a member of the Committee on Local Rules and Court Operations, and is a former member of the Admissions and Grievances Committee for the U.S. Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma. Davis was recently named to the Oklahoma Chapter of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, America’s foremost professional organization for experienced mediators and arbitrators.
With more than 27 years of experience in the courtroom, Davis represents clients as a member of the firm’s Alternative Dispute Resolution, Insurance, Intellectual Property, Litigation & Trial, and Product Liability Practice Groups.
The ACTL maintains and seeks to improve the standards of trial practice, professionalism, ethics, and the administration of justice through education and public statements on independence of the judiciary, trial by jury, respect for the rule of law, access to justice, and fair and just representation of all parties to legal proceedings.