Stephen M. Garcia Named a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America
Stephen M. Garcia of Garicia & Artigliere has been named a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America.
The Litigation Counsel of America is a trial lawyer honorary society established to reflect the new face of the American bar. Membership is limited, representing less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers and is by invitation only. The composition of the LCA is aggressively diverse, with recognition of excellence among American litigation and trial counsel across all segments of the bar. The purpose of the LCA is to recognize deserving, experienced, and highly qualified lawyers, to provide an additional outlet for scholarly authorship of legal articles on trial and litigation practice, to provide additional sources for professional development, to promote superior advocacy and ethical standards in the practice of law, and to assist in community involvement by its membership.
Membership includes placement of a maximum of 3,500 Fellows, who are selected and invited into Fellowship after being evaluated on effectiveness and accomplishment in litigation and trial work, along with ethical reputation. The number of Fellowships has been kept at an exclusive limit by design, allowing qualifications, diversity, and inclusion to align effectively.
The LCA’s selection process is a combination of Advisory Board member input, attorney opinions, evaluation of client selection of counsel, limited input from active and retired judges, and reviews of acknowledgment by third party sources. The criteria used for selection is not based purely on the number of cases tried, or the notoriety usually associated with frequent court appearances, but also effectiveness in the area of a particular lawyer’s expertise. In using this approach, the LCA has developed its membership with a breadth of experience in litigation that makes its Fellows one of the most well-rounded practice groups among any lawyer honorary and provides recognition and opportunities to those deserving the designation.