Robert Purdy admitted to American College of Trial Lawyers
Published March 8, 2018
Patterson Law is proud to announce that partner Robert M. Purdy, QC has been inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in North America.
The induction ceremony at which Robert Purdy became a Fellow took place recently before an audience of 700 persons during the recent Induction Ceremony at the 2018 Spring Meeting of the College in Phoenix, Arizona. The meeting had a total attendance of 850.
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 of diverse backgrounds, 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.
Membership in the College cannot exceed one percent of the total lawyer population of any state or province. There are currently approximately 5,800 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 maintains and seeks to improve the standards of trial practice, professionalism, ethics, and the administration of justice through education and public statements on independence of the judiciary, trial by jury, respect for the rule of law, access to justice, and fair and just representation of all parties to legal proceedings. The College is thus able to speak with a balanced voice on important issues affecting the legal profession and the administration of justice.
With over 40 years of experience, Rob Purdy has brought outstanding legal expertise in the areas of civil litigation and insurance law to Patterson Law and its clients. He has represented clients at all levels of court in Nova Scotia and in the Supreme Court of Canada. He is a Martindale-Hubbel AV® Preeminent™ rated lawyer, and is regularly recognized by peer review and ranking organizations such as Best Lawyers™ in Canada , Benchmark Litigation and Lexpert. Congratulations, Rob, on a well deserved honour!