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GAQS Partner John Lacy Admitted to American College of Trial Lawyers

May 21, 2007

Lacy Joins a Prestigious List of Only 25 Other Hawaii Attorneys So Honored

Honolulu, Hawaii – Goodsill Anderson Quinn & Stifel partner John R. Lacy has been inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in America. Lacy is one of only 26 trial attorneys from Hawaii who are Fellows of this highly prestigious association, which is dedicated to improving and elevating the standards of trial practice, the administration of justice and the ethics of the trial profession.

“We are elated to have John’s knowledge and expertise recognized by the American College of Trial Lawyers,” said managing partner Gary Slovin. “In his 34 years with the firm John has amassed a very distinguished record as an advocate, with a dedication to promoting the highest standards in trial practice. This tremendous honor underscores John’s abilities and rightfully places him among the top trial attorneys in the nation,” Slovin added.

More than 800 people attended the induction ceremony, which took place during a recent meeting of the College in La Quinta, California.

Founded in 1950, the College is comprised of the best trial lawyers from the United States and Canada. Fellowship in the College is extended by invitation only to experienced trial lawyers who have mastered the art of advocacy and whose professional careers are marked by the highest ethical and moral standards. Membership cannot exceed 1 percent of the total lawyer population of any state or province.

“It is truly an honor to become a Fellow of this distinguished College,” Lacy said. “Our entire litigation group at Goodsill is dedicated to reaching and exceeding the highest standards in trial practice and the legal profession. It is very gratifying to be recognized by your peers,” Lacy added.

Lawyers must have a minimum of 15 years’ trial experience before they can be considered for Fellowship. The College calls upon qualified lawyers from all branches of trial practice; thus allowing the College to speak with a balanced voice on important issues affecting the administration of justice. Currently, there are approximately 5,610 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.

During his career with the Goodsill firm, Lacy has handled numerous trials in both Federal and State Courts, representing high-profile clients in commercial and non-commercial litigation. Lacy is also a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, and he was previously honored by the American Inn of Court with the John S. Edmunds Award for Vigorous Advocacy. He is an alumnus of the University of California, Hastings College of Law.

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