Kostelanetz & Fink, LLP proudly announces that Sharon L. McCarthy has become a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers (“the College”), one of the premier legal associations in North America.
The induction ceremony at which Ms. McCarthy became a Fellow took place during the recent 2015 Annual Meeting of the College in Chicago, Illinois.
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, after careful investigation, by invitation only 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 of 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. 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 individuals 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.
Before joining Kostelanetz & Fink as a partner in 2006, Ms. McCarthy served for twelve years as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York. She is a 1989 graduate of Fordham Law School.