Top-rated Tennessee criminal lawyer recently inducted into nation's premier professional trial organization
KNOXVILLE, Tenn., April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – David M. Eldridge, managing partner at Eldridge & Blakney P.C., has become a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in America.
The induction ceremony took place before an audience of approximately 615 during the recent 2013 Spring Meeting of the college in Naples, Fla.
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 by invitation only, and only after careful investigation, 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 15 years of trial experience to 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 those who customarily represent plaintiffs in civil cases and those who customarily represent defendants, those who prosecute those 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.
Eldridge is the managing partner at Eldridge & Blakney P.C., a firm he established in 2003, and has been practicing in Knoxville for 26 years. An alumnus of the University of Tennessee and Wake Forest University School of Law, Eldridge has received the highest rating awarded by Martindale–Hubbell for the last 15 years. He is board-certified as a criminal trial advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, is certified as a criminal trial specialist by the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specialization, and has been selected by his peers to be included in The Best Lawyers in America since 2006. Eldridge has been selected for inclusion among the top 100 lawyers in Tennessee in the Mid-South Super Lawyers magazine since 2006.