Minneapolis, November 10, 2003 – Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben, P.A. attorney William R. Sieben has become a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in America.
The induction ceremony at which Mr. Sieben became a Fellow took place recently before an audience of 1,350 persons during the recent 2003 Annual Meeting of the College in Montreal, Quebec on November 1st.
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. Members include former Secretary of State Warren Christopher, former Attorney General Griffin Bell, former CIA Director William Webster, and Supreme Court Justice Lewis Powell.
Membership in the College cannot exceed one percent of the total lawyer population of any state or province. There are currently approximately 5,200 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 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.
A resident of Hastings, Minnesota, Bill Sieben received his Political Science degree with honors from St. Cloud State University in 1973 and a law degree from William Mitchell College of Law in 1977. Before beginning his career in law, he served on Walter Mondale’s Senate Staff, and was a White House Assistant to the Vice President during the Carter Administration.
Sieben has been named the “Best Lawyer” in Minnesota (2000) and the “Best Personal Injury Lawyer” in Minnesota (2001, 2002, 2003) by Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine. Sieben also has been a member of “The Best Lawyers in America” Woodward/White since 2001.
With 18 lawyers and more than 80 support staff, Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben is the largest law firm in Minnesota specializing exclusively in personal injury litigation.
For more information, contact Tammy Offerman ([email protected]) at 612-344-0338 or schwebel.com.