Steve Schleicher Admitted to American College of Trial Lawyers
February 27, 2023
Litigation Partner Steve Schleicher has become a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in North America.
Schleicher’s induction ceremony took place Feb. 25 during the spring meeting of the College in Key Biscayne, Florida.
Founded in 1950, the American College of Trial Lawyers is composed of the best of the trial bar from the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. Fellowship in the group is extended by invitation only and only after careful investigation, to those experienced trial lawyers of diverse backgrounds, 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 trial experience before they can be considered for fellowship.
Schleicher, a former federal prosecutor and renowned trial lawyer, is the chair of Maslon's Investigations & White Collar Defense Group, where he concentrates on high stakes criminal and civil litigation, government and internal investigations, and appellate practice. He is experienced in high profile cases and was widely recognized for his role as a special prosecutor in the internationally televised homicide trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd and for his work prosecuting the man responsible for the kidnapping and murder of 11-year-old Jacob Wetterling.
Membership in the American College of Trial Lawyers cannot exceed 1% of the total lawyer population of any state or province. The college maintains and seeks to improve the standards of trial practice, professionalism, ethics, and the administration of justice through education and public statements on 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. The college is thus able to speak with a balanced voice on important issues affecting the legal profession and the administration of justice.
Commenting on his induction, Schleicher said, “I am honored and humbled to be selected as a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers and will continuously strive to reflect its ideals and values inside and outside of the courtroom.”