Central Texas Attorney Inducted into the International Academy of Trial Lawyers

Karen C. Burgess, Esq. of Richardson & Burgess in Austin, TX was recently inducted into the International Academy of Trial Lawyers (IATL) at its annual meeting.

IATL limits membership to 500 Fellows from the United States. The Academy seeks out, identifies, 20150408 IATL President David Cleary - Karen Burgess - Former IATL President Broadas Spiveyacknowledges 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. Members are engaged in civil practice on both the plaintiff’s and the defendant’s side of the courtroom, and the trial of criminal cases.

The Academy invites only lawyers who have attained the highest level of advocacy. A comprehensive screening process identifies the most distinguished members of the trial bar by means of both peer and judicial review. Burgess has been evaluated by her colleagues and the judges in her jurisdiction and has been highly recommended by them as possessing these qualifications and characteristics.

Chartered in 1954, the Academy’s general purposes are to cultivate the science of jurisprudence, promote reforms in the law, facilitate the Administration of Justice, and elevate the standards of integrity, honor and courtesy in the legal profession.


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