The International Academy of Trial Lawyers was founded in 1954 and is recognized as the most prestigious organization of trial lawyers in the world. The Academy has 500 active trial lawyers from the United States and includes over 150 Fellows from nearly 40 countries across the world.
Fellowship to the Academy is by invitation only. Trial lawyers become Fellows after an extremely rigorous vetting process, which includes both peer and judicial review. The Academy seeks out Fellows who have achieved a career of excellence as shown by their skills in trial, and as demonstrated by their integrity and professionalism.