Roberts & Stevens Attorney Phillip T. Jackson Admitted to American College of Trial Lawyers
The induction ceremony at which Jackson became a Fellow took place recently before an audience of 850 persons during the Induction Ceremony at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the College in New Orleans, Louisiana. The meeting had a total attendance of 1,020.
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 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.
Phillip Jackson is a partner in the firm of Roberts & Stevens with more than 20 years of experience in complex litigation matters. The newly inducted Fellow is an alumnus of the University of North Carolina School of Law. He has been an active member of the North Carolina Bar Association since 1994 and has served as a member of the Litigation Council and as co-chair of the Litigation Council Legislative Committee. He has also been an active member of the North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys, where he has served as chair of the Medical Malpractice Practice Group and is a past member of the board of directors. Jackson is a member of the Defense Research Institute and the North Carolina Chapter of the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management.