Taft partner David Thomas has been inducted as a fellow into the American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL). The inductee’s ceremony included new fellows from the United States and Canada at the 2019 Annual Meeting on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019 in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Representative of all branches of trial practice, fellows are preeminent members of the Trial with at least 15 years of primarily trial experience who are invited into the ACTL based on a highly selective vetting process. Fellows represent no more than 1% of the total number of lawyers in each state or province and are evaluated based on their demonstrated ethics, trial skills, professionalism and collegiality. To learn more about the ACTL’s criteria for fellowship, click here.
Based in Taft’s downtown Columbus, Ohio office, Thomas is the Taft Columbus Litigation practice group leader and a member of Taft’s Executive Committee. As an attorney in the firm’s Corporate Compliance and White Collar Criminal Defense practice, Thomas represents companies, public officials, health care providers and other professionals who are the subject of state and federal investigations and prosecutions. An experienced trial lawyer, Thomas has served as lead counsel in white collar matters ranging from ethics and public corruption to health care fraud, banking violations, government contract fraud, tax fraud, money laundering and environmental crime.