October 26, 2012
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NICHOLAS M. CANNELLA OF FITZPATRICK, CELLA, HARPER & SCINTO
INDUCTED INTO THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF TRIAL LAWYERS
NEW YORK, October 26, 2012 – Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto, one of the world’s premier intellectual property law firms, is pleased to announce that partner, Nicholas M. Cannella was named a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in America.
The induction ceremony at which Mr. Cannella became a Fellow took place recently before an audience of approximately 1,070 persons during the recent 2012 Annual Meeting of the College in New York, New York.
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 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 5,838 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 improve and elevate the standards of trial practice, the administration of justice and the ethics of the trial profession. Qualified lawyers are called to Fellowship in the College from all branches of trial practice. They are carefully selected from among those who customarily represent plaintiffs in civil cases and those who customarily represent defendants, those who prosecute accused of crime and those who defend them. The College is thus able to speak with a balanced voice on important issues affecting the legal profession and the administration of justice.
Mr. Cannella is a partner in the firm of Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto and has been practicing in New York City for 37 years. The newly inducted Fellow is an alumnus of St. John’s University School of Law. He is the President-Elect of that school’s Alumni Association. Mr. Cannella also serves on the Board of Directors of The Legal Aid Society and is a Panel Chair for the Departmental Disciplinary Committee for the Appellate Division, First Department.
About Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto
Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto, (www.fitzpatrickcella.com) founded in 1971, is a leading national intellectual property law firm of about 175 lawyers with offices in New York, Costa Mesa, California and Washington, D.C. The Firm’s practice covers the spectrum of intellectual property services, including applying for patent and trademark protection, litigation, appeals, interferences, alternative dispute resolution, licensing, opinions, corporate transactions and due diligence. Fitzpatrick represents an international client base from Fortune 500 companies to start-up companies.