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Sills Cummis’ Joseph B. Shumofsky Admitted to American College of Trial Lawyers

March 09, 2021

Sills Cummis & Gross is pleased to announce that Joseph B. Shumofsky has become a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in North America.

Mr. Shumofsky became a Fellow on March 5, during the Induction Ceremony at the 2021 Spring Meeting of the College, which took place online. The meeting had a total attendance of 633.

Mr. Shumofsky is a Member of the Sills Cummis & Gross Litigation, Business Crimes, and Corporate Internal Investigations Practice Groups. He also is Chair of the Firm’s Cyber Security and Data Privacy Practice.  Prior to joining Sills Cummis, he was a federal prosecutor for nine years, serving in the United States Attorney’s Offices in the District of New Jersey and in the Southern District of Florida, serving primarily in each office’s Economic Crimes Unit.  He is a graduate of Fordham University School of Law, where he was a member of the Law Review and served as Editor-in-Chief of the Moot Court Board.

Founded in 1950, the College is composed of the best of the trial bar from the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.  Fellowship in the College is extended by invitation only and only after careful investigation, to those experienced trial lawyers of diverse backgrounds, 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 5,800 members in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico, including active Fellows, Emeritus Fellows, Judicial Fellows (those who ascended to the bench after their induction) and Honorary Fellows. 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 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. The College is thus able to speak with a balanced voice on important issues affecting the legal profession and the administration of justice.