JOHN V. PHELPS was recently inducted into the International Academy of Trial Lawyers (IATL).

Membership in the Academy is limited to 500 Fellows from the United States.  The qualifications for membership are very high and the consideration of nominees is very extensive and thorough.  Outstanding skills and extensive experience as a trial lawyer, unimpeachable personal and professional character, integrity and honesty are but a few of the necessary qualities of every nominee.  John V. Phelps has been evaluated by his colleagues and the judges in his jurisdiction and has been highly recommended by them as possessing these qualifications and characteristics.

The International Academy of Trial Lawyers was chartered in 1954.  In general, its purpose is to cultivate the science of jurisprudence, promote reforms in the law, facilitate the Administration of Justice, and elevate the standards of integrity, honor and courtesy in the legal profession.