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Francis M. Wikstrom Named President of American College of Trial Lawyers
October 01, 2014

Francis M. Wikstrom, a senior litigation shareholder with Parsons Behle & Latimer, has been elected president of the American College of Trial Lawyers, widely considered to be the premier professional organization of trial lawyers in North America. Fran was installed as president of the College at its Annual Meeting in London, England. He has the unique distinction of being the first Utah lawyer to serve as President of the College. Past presidents of the College include former Justice Lewis F. Powell, Jr. and former Attorney General Griffin B. Bell.

Founded in 1950, the American College of Trial Lawyers is an invitation-only organization that recognizes the very best of the trial bars of the United States and Canada. Membership is limited to lawyers whose trial skills, ethics, and collegiality are recognized as exemplary by judges and lawyers alike.

The College is dedicated to maintaining and improving the standards of trial practice, the administration of justice, and the ethics of the profession. Because its members come from all branches of the courtroom bar, the College is able to speak with a balanced voice on important issues affecting the legal profession and the administration of justice.

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