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International Academy of Trial Lawyers Inducts Christian Searcy as President


West Palm Beach, Fl – (April 14, 2010) – South Florida law firm Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley PA is pleased to announce that Christian Searcy has recently been inducted  into the  International Academy of Trial Lawyers (IATL) as president. The announcement took place at the IATL’s annual meeting in Phoenix, Arizona.

The International Academy of Trial Lawyers is an invitation only organization limited to just 500 attorneys in the United States and 100 fellows from the rest of the world. Inductees must undergo a rigorous membership evaluation process that encompasses legal skills, character, integrity and trial record.

Mr. Searcy previously served as vice president of the IATL. He is named in the Best Lawyers in America, which is an independent study by Harvard trained attorneys. He is also recognized in Florida Super Lawyers and is named as one of the top lawyers in South Florida Legal Guide.

“My induction into the International Academy of Trial Lawyers is quite an honor,” said Chris Searcy. “The organization exemplifies my personal philosophy of advocacy, which is a quest for justice to protect standards of fairness on behalf of people whose rights have been violated.”

Mr. Searcy is also a past president of the Florida Justice Association. He currently serves as a diplomate of the American Association for Justice and is a member of the International Society of Barristers. He is an advocate of the American Board of Trial Advocates, a member of the Board of Directors of the College Foundation of the University of Virginia, a member of the Board of Trustees of the Florida Supreme Court Historical Society and is Board Certified in Civil Litigation by the National Board of Legal Specialty Certification, formerly known as the National Board of Trial Advocacy and by The Florida Bar Association.

He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Virginia and received his Juris Doctor degree from Stetson University College of Law, graduating in the top ten percent of his class.

Mr. Searcy writes and lectures extensively about civil trial practice, personal injury and wrongful death.

About the International Academy of Trial Lawyers

The International Academy of Trial Lawyers, founded in 1954, aims to cultivate the science of jurisprudence; promote reforms in the law; facilitate the administration of justice; elevate the standards of integrity, honor and courtesy in the legal profession and cherish the spirit of brotherhood among members.

About Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley, PA:

A nationally recognized trial law firm, Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley, P.A. is committed to protecting and vindicating the rights of people injured through negligence, deceit and abuse of power.  Over the past 45 years, the firm has represented clients in courtrooms throughout Florida and across the nation.

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