News from Scopelitis: Scopelitis Partner Michael Langford Admitted to ACTL
March 11, 2021
Scopelitis Partner Michael Langford Admitted to ACTL
Indianapolis, Ind., March 11, 2021 – Last week, The American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL) inducted Scopelitis Partner Michael B. Langford as a Fellow before an audience of 670 members during its recent 2021 Annual Meeting and 70th Anniversary Celebration.
"I am honored to join such a distinguished group," said Langford. "I looked forward to learning from fellow members and to sharing my knowledge in the coming years as we work to improve the standards of trial practice, ethics, and the administration of law."
Langford began his career in transportation law over 25 years ago when he joined Scopelitis as an associate after graduating from Indiana University's Mauer School of Law. He received several awards during his time as a law student. At Scopelitis, a firm focused on the transportation industry's legal needs, Langford concentrates on trial court litigation of personal injury and wrongful death claims and insurance coverage disputes. His work includes regularly trying jury trials, engaging in 24/7 rapid response to accidents, serving as national defense counsel for motor carriers, and acting as monitoring counsel for clients at risk of claims in excess of policy limits. Langford serves as treasurer on the Board of Directors of the Transportation Industry Defense Association and as current chairman of the American College of Transportation Attorneys.
Founded in 1950, ACTL is composed of the most experienced trial bar attorneys in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. ACTL fellowship is by invitation only and is reserved for trial lawyers with a minimum of 15 years of trial experience. ACTL thoroughly investigates each nominee for admission and selects only those who have demonstrated the very highest standards of trial advocacy, ethical conduct, integrity, professionalism, and collegiality.
ACTL membership cannot exceed one percent of the total lawyer population of any state or province. There are currently approximately 5,800 members, including active Fellows, Emeritus Fellows, Judicial Fellows, and Honorary Fellows. ACTL maintains and seeks to improve the standards of trial practice through education and public statements on the independence of the judiciary, trial by jury, respect for the rule of law, access to justice, and fair and just representation of all parties to legal proceedings.
About Scopelitis: Scopelitis is the largest law firm in the country dedicated solely to transportation and related industries. Scopelitis attorneys provide advice and counsel to over 5,000 clients in virtually every segment of the transportation industry - from Fortune 500 companies to smaller, family-owned businesses. Scopelitis clients have access to attorneys in the Firm's Indianapolis headquarters, as well as nine additional offices across the country. With teams in more than 25 practice areas, Scopelitis attorneys offer innovative, tailored advice on matters including Regulatory, DOT and HAZMAT Compliance, Mergers and Acquisitions, Labor and Employment, Class Action Defense, and Complex Litigation, and Independent Contractor Issues. For more information, visit www.scopelitis.com.
About ACTL: The American College of Trial Lawyers is an invitation-only fellowship of exceptional trial lawyers of diverse backgrounds from the United States and Canada. The College maintains and seeks to improve the standards of trial practice, professionalism, ethics, and the administration of justice through education and public statements on important legal issues relating to its mission. The College strongly supports the independence of the judiciary, trial by jury, respect for the rule of law, access to justice, and fair and just representation of all parties to legal proceedings. For more information, visit https://www.actl.com/.