Duly Noted


Gass inducted as fellow of American College of Trial Lawyers

Miller Johnson’s David J. Gass was inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers at a black tie affair held  in New York City Oct. 20, with 1,070 in attendance.

Fellowship is extended only by invitation, 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. There are 97 Fellows in Michigan and more than 5800 Fellows across the U.S. and Canada, including every member of the Supreme Court of the United States and of the Supreme Court of Canada.

Gass is an experienced trial lawyer who represents clients in a wide variety of complex commercial and general civil litigation in state and federal courts. He received his law degree cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1980, and his undergrad degree, with high distinction, from the University of Michigan in 1977.

Gass was just elected President of the Historical Society of the Western District of Michigan. He is a past President of the Western Michigan Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, and a Faculty Member and a former Chair of the Hillman Advocacy Program. He is also a former chair of Miller Johnson’s litigation section and member of the management committee.

Gass is listed in several categories of “The Best Lawyers in America®”. He has been named a “Super Lawyer” in Business Litigation since 2006 and in the “Top 100 Lawyers” in Michigan in 2008, 2010 and 2011. He is a fellow of the American Bar Foundation and the Michigan Bar Foundation, and a Life Member of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.

The American College of Trial Lawyers is composed of the best of the trial bar from the United States and Canada and is widely considered to be the premier professional trial organization in America. Founded in 1950, the College is dedicated to maintaining and improving the standards of trial practice, the administration of justice and the ethics of the profession. For0 more, visit www.actl.com.