Founded in 1954 and recognized as the “most prestigious organization of trial lawyers in the world,” IATL admission is an exclusive honor and is limited to just 500 active trial lawyers in the US, and another 150 from 40 countries across the globe.
Fellowship in the Academy is by invitation only. Trial lawyers become Fellows only 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. Members are often heavily involved in pro bono efforts and generously contribute time and resources to their local communities.
Promote reforms in the law.
Facilitate the administration of justice.
Cultivate the science of jurisprudence.
Promote the rule of law internationally.
Elevate the standards of integrity, honor, and courtesy in the legal profession.
This distinguished honor underscores Kathy’s lifelong passion for trial law and her selfless devotion to pro bono and civic efforts.
Kathy joins her partners Robin Gibbs and Barrett Reasoner in becoming a treasured member Fellow of this elite organization.