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Roger Johnson Admitted to American College of Trial Lawyers

Roger Johnson has become a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers,
one of the nation’s most prestigious organizations for lawyers.
The induction ceremony took place before an audience of approximately
585 people during the recent 2015 Spring Annual Meeting of the College
in Key Biscayne, Florida.

Founded in 1950, the College is an invitation-only organization that invites
only the most experienced and recognized attorneys in the United States
and Canada. Attorneys are admitted after a careful, multi-step investigation
and rigorous selection process.

Selection criteria include:

  • Minimum of 15 years of trial experience
  • Professional careers marked by the highest standards of professionalism,
    ethical conduct, civility, and collegiality
  • Mastery of the art of trial advocacy

Membership in the College is limited to less than 1% of the total lawyer
population of any state or province. Currently, there are approximately
5,860 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 strives to elevate and enhance the standards of trial practice,
the administration of ethics and justice of the trial profession. Qualifying
attorneys from all branches of trial practice are considered, including
plaintiffs lawyers and those who represent defendants in civil cases,
and those who prosecute and defend individuals accused of criminal offenses.
The College is thus able to maintain a balanced view regarding many important
issues concerning the legal profession.

Roger Johnson is the founder and managing partner of the firm of Johnson,
Vorhees & Martucci and has been practicing in the city of Joplin and
the four state region for over 18 years. The newly inducted Fellow is
a 1991 alumnus of the University of Kansas School of Law.

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