MINNEAPOLIS (December 27, 2007) - Ronald J. Schutz, a partner at Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P. has become a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in America.
The induction ceremony took place during the recent 2007 Annual Meeting of the College in Denver, Colorado.
Founded in 1950, the College is composed of the best of the trial bar from the United States and Canada. The College's web site states that 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.
According to the American College of Trial Lawyers, membership in the College cannot exceed one percent of the total lawyer population of any state or province. There are currently approximately 5,661 members in the United States and Canada.
The College's mandate, as stated on its web site, is 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. Members are carefully selected from among those who customarily represent plaintiffs in civil cases and those who customarily represent defendants, those who prosecute accused of crime 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.
Schutz is a partner in the firm's Minneapolis office and has been practicing for 25 years. He chairs the Intellectual Property Litigation and Licensing Group and is a member of the firm's Executive Board. Schutz is an alumnus of the University of Minnesota School of Law.
Being named to the list or receiving the award is not intended and should not be viewed as comparative to other lawyers or to create an expectation about results that might be achieved in a future matter.