International law firm Dorsey & Whitney announced today that Partner William (Bill) Stoeri has become a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in North America.

The induction ceremony at which Mr. Stoeri became a Fellow took place recently before an audience of approximately 800 persons during the recent 2016 Annual Meeting of the College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Mr. Stoeri’s practice covers general commercial litigation and has included cases involving a wide variety of contract and tort claims, such as licensing agreements, trade secrets, product liability, consumer fraud, class actions, and medical malpractice. He has extensive experience before state and federal courts around the country and before national and international arbitration panels. Mr. Stoeri has tried over thirty jury trials to verdict in federal and state courts. He is head of the Firm’s Health Litigation Practice Group and serves on the Firm’s governing board.

“Bill is an exceptional attorney whose success as a litigator is the result of tremendous skill, high integrity and a tenacious focus on clients’ goals,” said Dorsey Managing Partner Ken Cutler. “Firm clients depend on his judgment and appreciate his focused – but congenial – tenacity. He is highly esteemed by his colleagues and peers. His admission into the American College of Trial Lawyers is well deserved.”

 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. Lawyers must have a minimum of fifteen years trial experience before they can be considered for Fellowship.
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 important legal issues relating to its mission. The College strongly supports the 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.