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Andrew M. Morse Inducted into American College of Trial Lawyers

We are proud to announce that Andrew M. Morse, President of SCM and widely recognized trial lawyer, has become a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in America. Morse was inducted during the 2016 ACTL Spring Meeting in Maui, Hawaii.

Morse is President of SCM, serves on the firm’s Executive Committee and its Snow Trial Services team. He also leads the firm’s Transportation Practice Group. His practice focuses on the defense – in state and federal trial and appeals courts – of government entities, trucking companies and healthcare providers. Morse received an invitation to fellowship in the College based on his experience and performance as a trial attorney.

“Andrew has an impeccable reputation, for his impressive track record in the courtroom, his unwavering client loyalty and professionalism, and for being a groundbreaking leader of our firm,” Noted Chairman of SCM’s Board, Shawn E. Draney. “With Andrew’s induction, we now have three Fellows in the American College of Trial Lawyers. We could not be more proud.”

Founded in 1950, the College is composed of the best of the trial bar from the United States and Canada. The College investigates potential Fellows and extends invitations only to 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 to be eligible for Fellowship.

Membership in the College cannot exceed one percent of the total lawyer population of any state or province. There are currently more than 5,700 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 individuals accused of crime and those who defend them. The College is consequently able to speak with a balanced voice on important issues affecting the legal profession and the administration of justice.

Morse received his J.D. from the Vermont Law School.