American Counsel Association

American Counsel Association

Address

2500 Wachovia Center
150 Fayetteville Street
Raleigh, North Carolina 27602-2611
USA
Telephone: (919) 821-1220
Fax: (919) 821-6800
Email: info@amcounsel.org
Website: http://www.amcounsel.org

Contacts

Tom Bolt
President
Tom Bolt & Associates, P.C.
Corporate Place, 5600 Royal Dane Mall
St. Thomas, Virgin Islands 00802-6410
Telephone: (340) 774-2944
Fax: (340) 776-1639
Email: tbolt@vilaw.com
Website: http://www.vilaw.com

Douglas L. McCoy
President Elect
Hand, Arendall, L.L.C.
Post Office Box 123
Mobile, Alabama 36601
Telephone: (251) 432-5511
Fax: (251) 694-6375
Email: dmccoy@handarendall.com
Website: http://www.handarendall.com

James K. Dorsett, III
Secretary-Treasurer
Smith, Anderson, Blount, Dorsett, Mitchell & Jernigan, L.L.P.
2500 Wachovia Capitol Center
150 Fayetteville Street Mall
P.O. Box 2611
Raleigh, North Carolina 27602-2611
Telephone: (919) 821-1220
Fax: (919) 821-6800
Email: jdorsett@smithlaw.com
Website: http://www.smithlaw.com

Number of Firms: 155
Number of Attorneys: 300
Principal Region of Activity: United States of America

Established in 1928, the American Counsel Association is the oldest association of independent law firms in the world. The ACA was formed for the purpose of enhancing standards of practice, aiding deserving law students, and providing a social and business network for its distinguished members. Comprised of approximately 300 members from across the United States, Canada, England, and other countries, the ACA holds its meetings in conjunction with the American Bar Association's Annual and Midyear Meetings. A majority of the ACA's members are present or past leaders within the American Bar Association or their respective state and local bar organizations. Member firms typically are limited to one per city, and multiple individuals from a member firm are eligible to join the Association.

The Association also has an affiliation with the European Circuit of the Bar and has a major European initiative with a goal of being represented in all countries within the European Union and ultimately worldwide.

The American Counsel Association is comprised of lawyers from diverse practice areas who share the same values to improve and enhance standards of practice, the administration of justice and the discharge of the responsibilities of the legal profession. All members are from highly respected firms within their respective jurisdictions. ACA has an active program of continuing legal education for its members with particular emphasis on assisting young lawyers within member firms. The ACA is also committed to encouraging and assisting law students in preparing, qualifying and establishing themselves within the legal profession, including providing annual scholarships to worthy law students.

The American Counsel Association provides scholarships to academically gifted and financially needy third-year law students. The Lowell Jacobson Scholarship is awarded each year to a worthy student from a law school located within the Seventh Federal Judicial District. The American Counsel Association scholarship is awarded each year on a rotating basis to a worthy student from a law school in one of the Federal Judicial Districts.

Approximately one-third of the Association's dues fund the ACA Scholarship Program. The Lowell H. Jacobson Scholarship is funded through the American Counsel Association Scholarship Foundation, which began from a legacy by former ACA President Lowell H. Jacobson.

Each year the ACA Scholarship Committee oversees administration of the scholarship program. Law School Deans submit nominations which are reviewed by the Committee. The process takes place during the Summer prior to the ACA Annual Meeting, at which time the Association announces the scholarship recipients for the upcoming academic year.

The membership of ACA maintains a strong commitment of "Service to Clients" by seeking a long-term relationship with each client, based upon the highest levels of trust, integrity, service and performance. American Counsel Association member firms maintain that it is essential to understand client's needs, organization and industry. A thorough knowledge of business, government and contemporary legal issues, as well as their enduring presence throughout the business and legal community, enable member firms to serve clients effectively and efficiently. Accessibility and responsiveness to client concerns and the networking provided by the Association enable ACA members to provide superior service.

The American Counsel Association's longevity and success are due principally to the personal and professional relationships that have developed between the attorneys of the member firms. These relationships have been built over many years and provide a close-knit business and social network for the Association's members.

For more information on the American Counsel Association or its membership visit www.amcounsel.org.

ALABAMA
Birmingham
- Burr & Forman
Mobile
- Hand Arendall, L.L.C.
Montgomery
- Capell & Howard P.C.

ALASKA
Anchorage
- Law Offices of Donna C. Willard-Jones

ARIZONA
Phoenix
- Burns, Shields & Partners P.C.

ARKANSAS
Fort Smith
- Shaw Law Firm
Jonesboro
- Barrett & Deacon
Little Rock
- Haught & Wade
- Wright, Lindsey & Jennings
Paragould
- Goodwin Moore, LLP

CALIFORNIA
Los Angeles
- McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP
Oakland
- Reed Smith, LLP
San Diego
- Duane Morris LLP
San Francisco
- Cooper, White & Cooper, LLP
- Bullivant Houser Bailey PC
- Freeland Cooper & Foreman, LLP

COLORADO
Boulder
- Purvis, Gray & Murphy, L.L.P.
Denver
- McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP

CONNECTICUT
Greenwich
- Schoonmaker, George & Colin
Hartford
- Horton, Shields & Cormier, P.C.

DELAWARE
Wilmington
- Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell, LLP

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
District of Columbia
- Vorys, Sater, Seymour & Pease, LLP
- Hogan & Hartson, L.L.P.

FLORIDA
Jacksonville
- Holland & Knight, LLP
Miami
- Greenberg Traurig, P.A.
Pensacola
- Moore, Hill & Westmoreland, P.A.
St. Petersburg
- Harris, Barrett, Mann & Dew
Sarasota
- Abell, Band, Russell, Collier, Pitchford & Gordon
South Pasadena
- Claire Law Office, P.A.
Tampa
- Foley & Lardner
- Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
West Palm Beach
- Jones, Foster, Johnston & Stubbs, P.A.

GEORGIA
Atlanta
- Altson & Bird, LLP
Gainesville
- Stewart, Melvin & Frost, LLP
Savannah
- Ellis, Painter, Ratterree & Adams LLP
Stockbridge
- Meadows & Futch, P.C.

HAWAII
Honolulu
- Chun, Kerr, Dodd, Beaman & Wong, LLLP
Kailua
- Trudy Burns Stone

IDAHO
Boise
- Hawley, Troxell, Ennis & Hawley, LLP

ILLINOIS
Chicago
- Jacobson, Brandvik & Anderson, Ltd.
Naperville
- Dommermuth, Brestal, Cobine and West, Ltd
Peoria
- Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen
Urbana
- Webber & Thies, P.C.

INDIANA
Bloomington
- Bunger & Robertson
Indianapolis
- Barnes & Thornburg

IOWA
Des Moines
- Nyemaster, Goode, Voigts, West, Hansell & O'Brien, PC

KANSAS
Wichita
- Hite, Fanning & Honeyman

KENTUCKY
Bowling Green
- Rudloff & Rudloff
Lexington
- Stoll, Keenon & Ogden, PLLC
London
- Hamm, Milby & Ridings
Louisville
- Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
- Woodward, Hobson & Fulton
- Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC

LOUISIANA
Lafayette
- Davidson, Meaux, Sonnier, McElligott & Swift
New Orleans
- Lugenbuhl, Wheaton, Peck, Rankin, Rankin & Hubbard

MAINE
Portland
- Pierce Atwood

MARYLAND
Annapolis
- Council, Baradel, Kosmerl & Nolan, P.A.
Baltimore
- Wright, Constable, & Skeen, L.L.P.

MASSACHUSETTS
Boston
- Ramsey & Murray

MICHIGAN
Detroit
- Dykema Gossett, PLLC
- Kerr, Russel & Weber, P.L.C.

MINNESOTA
Minneapolis
- Anderson Law Office
- Hinshaw & Culbertson

MISSISSIPPI
Gulfport
- Balch & Bingham, L.L.P.
Hattiesburg
- Montague, Pittman & Varnado
Jackson
- Wise, Carter, Child & Caraway

MISSOURI
Kansas City
- Baker, Sterchi, Cowden & Rice, L.L.C.
Sikeston
- Blanton, Rice, Sidwell & Nickell
Springfield
- Turner, Reid, Duncan, Loomer & Patton, P.C.
St. Louis
- Lashly & Baer, P.C.

MONTANA
Butte
- Corette Pohlman & Kebe

NEBRASKA
Omaha
- Lieben, Whitted, Houghton, Slowiacek & Cavanagh, P.C., L.L.P.

NEVADA
Las Vegas
- Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP

NEW JERSEY
Milburn
- Kuttner Law Offices
Newark
- McCarter & English, LLP
Roseland
- Toner & DiBenedetto

NEW MEXICO
Albuquerque
- Modrall, Sperling, Roehl, Harris & Sisk, P.A.

NEW YORK
Garden City
- Jaspan Schlesinger Hoffman LLP
Geneva
- David L. Foster
Mineola
- Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, PC
New York
- Willkie Farr & Gallagher

NORTH CAROLINA
Asheville
- Roberts & Stevens, P.A.
Charlotte
- Garlitz & Williamson, PLLC
Durham
- Hedrick Murray Cheek PLLC
- Kennon, Craver, Belo, Craig & McKee, PLLC
Elizabeth City
- Hornthal, Riley, Ellis & Maland
Fayetteville
- Anderson, Johnson, Lawrence, Butler & Bock
Greensboro
- Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC
Greenville
- Colombo, Kitchin, Dunn, Ball & Porter, LLP
Leland
- Barnhardt & Associates
New Bern
- Ward and Smith, P.A.
Raleigh
- Smith, Anderson, Blount, Dorsett, Mitchell & Jernigan L.L.P.
Winston Salem
- Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC

NORTH DAKOTA
Bismark
- Zuger Kirmis & Smith

OHIO
Beachwood
- Budish & Solomon, Ltd.
Cincinnati
- Howard & Bodnar Co., L.P.A.
Cleveland
- Kahn, Kleinman, Yanowitz & Arnson Co., L.P.A.
Columbus
- Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP
Toledo
- Connelly, Jackson & Collier LLP

OKLAHOMA
Midwest City
- The Crosthwait Law Firm
Oklahoma City
- Crowe & Dunlevy, P.C.
Tulsa
- Sneed Lang, P.C.

OREGON
Portland
- Bullivant, Houser, Bailey
- Nelson & Nelson

PENNSYLVANIA
Philadelphia
- Harkins Cunningham, LLP

PUERTO RICO
San Juan
- Lasa, Monroig & Veve

RHODE ISLAND
Smithfield
- Bacou-Dalloz USA, Inc.

SOUTH CAROLINA
Charleston
- Buist, Moore, Smythe & McGee
Columbia
- Nelson, Mullins, Riley & Scarbrough
Florence
- Willcox, Buyck & Williams, P.A.
Greenville
- Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Stewart & Smoak, P.C.

SOUTH DAKOTA
Pierre
- May, Adam, Gerdes & Thompson
Rapid City
- Lynn, Jackson, Schultz & Lebrun, P.C.

TENNESSEE
Chattanooga
- Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, PC
Johnson City
- Herndon, Coleman, Brading & McKee
Kingsport
- Wray Law Firm
Knoxville
- O‚??Neil, Parker and Williamson
Memphis
- Butler, Snow, O‚??Mara, Stevens & Cannada, PLLC
- Armstrong Allen, PLLC
Nashville
- Bass, Berry & Sims, PLC

TEXAS
Austin
- George, Donaldson & Ford
Dallas
- Payne & Blanchard, LLP
Houston
- Fulbright & Jaworski, L.L.P.
McAllen
- Atlas & Hall, L.L.P.
Midland
- John E. Gunter, Esq.
San Antonio
- Clemens & Spencer

UTAH
Salt Lake City
- Howery, LLP

VERMONT
Burlington
- Hoff, Curtis, Pacht, Cassidy, Frame, Somers & Katims, PC

VIRGINIA
Fairfax
- Blankingship & Keith
Manakin Sabot
- Charen & Fox
McLean
- Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Newport News
- Jones, Blechman, Woltz & Kelly, P.C.
Roanoke
- Giles & Lambert, P.C.

VIRGIN ISLANDS
St. Croix
- James T. Bland, Jr. & Associates
St. Thomas
- Tom Bolt & Associates, P.C.

WASHINGTON
Seattle
- Stanislaw Ashbaugh
- Preston, Gates & Ellis, LLP

WEST VIRGINIA
Charleston
- Jackson Kelly PLLC

WISCONSIN
Milwaukee
- Foley & Lardner

INTERNATIONAL MEMBERS

AUSTRALIA
Canberra
- Minter Ellison

BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
Roadtown, Tortola
- Conyers, Dill & Pearman

CANADA
Calgary, Alberta
- Heenan Blaikie LLP
Vancouver, British Columbia
- Heenan Blaikie LLP
Montreal, Quebec
- Heenan Blaikie LLP
Moncton, New Brunswick
- Clark Drunnie
Toronto, Ontario
- Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP
- Dimock, Stratton LLP
Ottawa, Ontario
- Heenan Blaikie LLP

ENGLAND
London
- Fox Williams, LLP
- Gerard McDermott, Q.C.
- Richard Lissack, Q.C.
Manchester
- Gerard McDermott, Q.C.