Jones, Skelton & Hochuli Partner Stephen Bullington has been inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL), which is one of the premier legal associations in North America.
Founded in 1950, ACTL 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 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 ACTL cannot exceed 1 percent of the total lawyer population of any state or province. There are currently approximately 5800 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 maintains and seeks to improve the standards of trial practice, professionalism, ethics, and the administration of justice through education and public statements on important legal issues relating to its mission.
The College strongly supports the 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.
Stephen has been a Partner with Jones, Jones, Skelton & Hochuli since 1997 practicing in medical malpractice and health care defense. He graduated magna cum laude in 1988 from the University of Arizona with his J.D. and received his undergraduate degree, cum laude, from Arizona State University in 1985.