The International Academy of Trial Lawyers (IATL) inducted Jenner & Block Partner Michael McNamara as a fellow during their mid-year meeting in July 2018.
Chartered in 1954, IATL limits membership to 500 fellows from the United States. The Academy seeks out, identifies, acknowledges and honors those who have achieved a career of excellence through demonstrated skill and ability in jury trials, trials before the court and appellate practice. A comprehensive screening process identifies the most distinguished members of the trial bar by means of both peer and judicial review. Mr. McNamara was evaluated by his colleagues and the judges in his jurisdiction, and they highly recommended him as possessing these qualifications and characteristics.
Mr. McNamara is co-chair of the firm’s Professional Responsibility Practice and is known as a “lawyer’s lawyer” who regularly litigates professional liability matters for many of the largest law firms in the US. He is also a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and a California State Bar certified specialist in legal malpractice law. Mr. McNamara joins Partner Robert L. Byman as the only two lawyers within the firm to be asked to join this prestigious organization of trial advocates.