April 9, 2007, Manchester, NH — The law firm of McLane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton, P.A., with offices in Manchester, Portsmouth, and Concord, is pleased to announce that Wilbur A. Glahn, III has become a Fellow of the American College of Trial lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in America.
The induction ceremony at which Bill became a Fellow took place recently before an audience of 810 persons during the recent 2007 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 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.
Members of the College cannot exceed one per cent of the total lawyer population of any state or province. There are currently approximately 5.610 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 the accused 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.
Bill’s more than thirty years of trial experience includes a wide variety of trial work, including the representation of companies and individuals in commercial, tax, securities, trade secret and employment litigation. As a former Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Civil Division of the New Hampshire Attorney GeneralÃ¯Â¿Â½s Office, Bill also has extensive experience in governmental and administrative litigation.
Other members of the Firm who have been elected Fellows of the College are Jack Middleton, Bruce Felmly and Kenneth Volk.
About the McLane Law Firm
Founded in 1919, the McLane Law Firm is the largest full-service law firm in the state of New Hampshire, with offices in Manchester, Concord and Portsmouth. Driven by the firm’s depth of sophisticated legal expertise and an unwavering commitment to client service, McLane has built collaborative and lasting relationships with a broad spectrum of domestic and international clients.