Dan Monnat has been named a Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, a prestigious invitation-only organization. Membership in IATL is by peer and judicial review, and limited to only 500 active trial lawyers in the United States, plus 100 Fellows from more than 30 countries worldwide.

The Academy honors only those who have achieved a career of excellence through superior skill in trial and appellate practice. Fellows must distinguish themselves by promoting the best interests of the justice system and exhibiting unimpeachable personal and professional character and integrity.

“One of the Academy’s missions is to honor and protect the American jury system and elevate the standards of integrity and civility in the legal profession and judiciary,” Monnat said. “I am honored to play a role in protecting our system of jurisprudence. I am also encouraged by the Academy’s China Program, which brings young Chinese lawyers to the U.S. to learn about our system of justice. These lawyers then return to China to develop legislative and economic infrastructure, helping that great country become a nation ruled by sound and predictable legal principles.”