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BOT Member named Virginia Chair of American College of Trial Lawyers


October 29, 2012



Averett Board of Trustee member Glenn Pulley, who is a member and president of the Danville based law firm Clement & Wheatley, was recently named Chairman of the Virginia State Committee of the American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL). He received the appointment during the October meeting of the College at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel. Pulley will continue to maintain a full caseload at Clement & Wheatley, while also accepting new cases and clients.

Founded in 1950, the ACTL is widely considered as North America's premier professional trial organization. The organization is dedicated to maintaining and improving the standards of trial practice, administration of justice, and the ethics of the trial profession. As the state chair, Pulley will lead a committee which confidentially investigates proposed individuals for fellowship in the College. The committee also participates in educational activities, such as teaching trial skills to public interest lawyers, and teaching the College's Codes of Conduct to judges, lawyers, and law students.

In 2002, Pulley was inducted as a fellow in the ACTL, a distinction that is limited to only one percent of a state or province's lawyers. He has since taken on leadership roles in the College, as his reputation among trial attorneys broadened. Today, he is one of only 55 state committee chairmen within the national organization.

"Exactly 10 years after being inducted into the College, it's an honor to be invited back to New York City to accept the appointment as the Virginia State American College of Trial Lawyers chairman," Pulley said. "I appreciate the opportunity to advance the ACTL's goals, while recognizing those who excel in the preparation and presentation of a case for trial. I am looking forward to this new challenge."

At Clement & Wheatley, Pulley focuses on civil trial work in all courts, including injury cases, commercial disputes, will contests, employment, and construction law. He has been listed in Best Lawyers in America, named in Virginia Business Magazine's Legal Elite, and recognized in Virginia Super Lawyers Magazine.