Shareholder Dennis P. Waggoner Inducted to the American College of Trial Lawyers

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Hill Ward Henderson is proud to announce that shareholder Dennis P. Waggoner has been inducted to the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in North America.

Mr. Waggoner was inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers during the recent 2019 Spring Meeting of the College in La Quinta, California.

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 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. There are currently approximately 5,800 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 maintains and seeks to improve the standards of trial practice, professionalism, ethics, and the administration of justice through education and public statements on important legal issues relating to its mission. The College strongly supports the 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. The College is thus able to speak with a balanced voice on important issues affecting the legal profession and the administration of justice.

Mr. Waggoner is a shareholder and the practice chair of the firm’s Commercial Litigation Group. His practice focuses on complex commercial litigation in state and federal trial courts. He has represented clients in a wide variety of commercial matters, including contract and corporate disputes, fraud claims, class actions, environmental disputes, antitrust claims, and claims for patent infringement and theft of trade secrets. He also devotes a significant portion of his practice to the defense of law firms in professional liability matters and is an associate of the ABA’s Standing Committee on Lawyers’ Professional Liability. 

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