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April 2014

Gordon & Rees Partner John Palmeri Admitted to Prestigious American College of Trial Lawyers

Gordon & Rees partner John M. Palmeri has become a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations of America.

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 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 15 years of trial experience before they can be considered for fellowship.

Membership in the college cannot exceed 1 percent of the total lawyer population of any state or province. There are approximately 5,868 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.

Palmeri is a trial lawyer with 30 years of experience. He focuses his practice on complex civil litigation with an emphasis on the defense of professional malpractice lawsuits against lawyers, physicians, directors, officers, architects and engineers. He has tried more than 50 cases to verdict or judgment in federal and state courts. He has also argued a number of precedent-setting appellate cases.

Palmeri’s outstanding achievements have led to a Martindale-Hubbell peer rating of AV Preeminent (5.0 out of 5.0) and the honor of inclusion in Best Lawyers in America in Legal Malpractice Law and Professional Malpractice Law categories and as Professional Liability Lawyer of the Year in 2012. He also has been selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers and 5280 Magazine as one of Colorado’s Top 10 attorneys.

John M. Palmeri