Attorney James Neville of Belleville has become a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL).
An induction ceremony took place recently at the ACTL annual meeting in Boston.
Neville, a partner at Neville, Richards and Wuller, has been practicing law 29 years. He is a graduate of St. Louis University School of Law.
The College is composed of the best of the trial bar from the United States and Canada, according to an ACTL press release.
Fellowship is extended by invitation only and only after careful investigation, to those experienced trial lawyers who have masterd 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 15 years trial experience before they can be considered for Fellowship.
Membership in ACTL cannot exceed one percent of the total lawyer population of any state or province. There are currently approximately 5,729 members in the United States and Canada, including active fellows, emeritus fellows, judicial fellows and honorary fellows.