New Orleans, LA – John Jerry Glas has become a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in North America.
Mr. Glas is the Chair of the Civil Litigation Department at the law firm of Deutsch Kerrigan, LLP. He has tried 114 trials, including seventy-five jury trials and 39 judge trials, and has authored three book chapters for the series of books published by the American Bar Association under the title From The Trenches. Mr. Glas earned a B.A. in philosophy from the College of the Holy Cross and an M.A. in philosophy from the University of Toronto before graduating from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University. Prior to joining the firm in 1999, Mr. Glas served as an Assistant District Attorney for the Parish of Orleans.
The special induction ceremony at which Mr. Glas became a Fellow took place before an audience of 561 during the recent Induction Ceremony at the 2020 Spring Meeting of the College in Tucson, Arizona. The meeting had a total attendance of 679.
Founded in 1950, the College is composed of the best of the trial bar from the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. 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, Canada and Puerto Rico, 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.