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Jones Waldo Attorney Admitted To The American College Of Trial Lawyers


Timothy C. Houpt has become a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in America. The induction ceremony at which Houpt became a Fellow took place before an audience of 650 people during the recent 2010 Spring Meeting of the College in Palm Desert, California.

Houpt is a partner at the law firm of Jones Waldo and has been practicing for more than 30 years representing individuals and businesses in lawsuits before administrative agencies, federal and state courts, and in mediations and arbitrations. He has broad litigation experience in the areas of franchising, insurance and personal injury, intellectual property, securities fraud and commercial disputes.

Houpt is listed with Chambers USA, Best Lawyers in America (since 2000), Super Lawyers and Utah Business Magazine’s 2010 Legal Elite. He has the highest rating possible (AV) in Martindale-Hubbell.

The newly inducted Fellow received his law degree from the University of Utah College of Law in 1977 after having earned a Bachelors of Arts from Northwestern University in 1972.

Founded in 1950, the College 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 those experienced trial lawyers 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 College cannot exceed one percent of the total lawyer population of any state or province.  There are currently approximately 5,752 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 strives to improve and elevate the standards of trial practice, the administration of justice and the ethics of the trial profession. Qualified lawyers are called to Fellowship in the College from all branches of trial practice. They are carefully selected from among those who customarily represent plaintiffs in civil cases and those who customarily represent defendants, those who prosecute accused of crime and those who defend them. The College is thus able to speak with a balanced voice on important issues affecting the legal profession and the administration of justice.