McGlinchey News Release
McGlinchey’s Rasch Brown named Fellow of American College of Trial Lawyers
McGlinchey Stafford proudly announces that Member Francis “Rasch” Brown, III (New Orleans) has been named a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. He was installed as a Fellow during the College’s virtual 70th Annual Meeting on September 25. Rasch is one of only four Louisiana attorneys inducted of the 91 national inductees.
“Across my career, I’m proudest of having tried more than 30 jury trials in six states, and handled appeals in various state and federal jurisdictions across the Southeastern United States,” Brown noted when asked his proudest accomplishment. “I believe the jury system works. It’s good for the legal profession, good for clients, and good for community.”
A Member (Partner) in McGlinchey’s Product Liability Defense, Commercial Litigation, and Labor and Employment sections, Rasch has represented a wide variety of clientele, ranging from Fortune 20 companies to French Quarter property owners to manufacturers of equipment and consumer goods in numerous trial settings. A member of the Defense Research Institute’s Center for Law and Public Policy, the Federalist Society, and Vice President of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel’s Products Liability committee, Rasch has authored a white paper on the implications of third-party funding in litigation, and has presented on Products Liability topics at numerous national legal and manufacturing industry conferences.
“McGlinchey is honored to have a venerated trial lawyer such as Rasch serving the firm’s clients,” said Rudy Aguilar (Baton Rouge), McGlinchey’s Managing Member. “Rasch is a valued mentor to the firm’s litigators and esteemed colleague across our various practices.”
“I have had the advantage of learning from experienced trial lawyers, and that’s something that I have had the privilege of doing and enjoy passing along to my fellow attorneys,” Brown said.
“The firm is extremely proud of Rasch’s accomplishments. This recognition is richly deserved,” said McGlinchey Member Colvin G. “Woody” Norwood, Jr. (New Orleans), also a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers.
The American College of Trial Lawyers is composed of preeminent members of the trial bar from the United States and Canada and is recognized as the leading trial lawyer’s organization in both countries. Founded in 1950, the College is an invitation-only fellowship. The College thoroughly investigates each nominee for admission and selects only those who have demonstrated the very highest standards of trial advocacy, ethical conduct, integrity, professionalism, and collegiality. The College is dedicated to maintaining and seeking to improve the standards of trial practice, professionalism, ethics, and the administration of justice through education and public statements on important legal issues relating to its mission. The College strongly supports the independence of the judiciary, trial by jury, respect for the rule of law, access to justice, and fair and just representation of all parties to legal proceedings. For more information about the College, visit its website at www.actl.com.