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Middlesex Assistant District Attorney Elizabeth A. Dunigan Admitted To American College Of Trial Lawyers

Dec 18, 2017 05:39AM ● By Theresa Gilman

From left: Thomas M. Hoopes (outgoing Massachusetts state chair); Nelson G. Apjohn (new inductee); Michael E. Mone (former ACTL president); John A. Markey Jr. (new inductee); Chris S. Dodig (new inductee); Elizabeth A. Dunigan (new inductee); Christopher Weld Jr. (new inductee); Joan A. Lukey (former ACTL president); Stellio Sinnis (new inductee); and William J. Dailey III (new inductee)

(Editor's Note: the following information was provided by the office of Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan.)

WOBURN – Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan has announced that Assistant District Attorney Elizabeth A. Dunigan has become a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in North America. The induction ceremony at which Elizabeth A. Dunigan became a Fellow took place before an audience of 900 persons during the 2017 Annual Meeting of the College in Montréal, Québec, Canada. 

Elizabeth A. Dunigan is currently the only female prosecutor from Massachusetts in the College. 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.

Elizabeth A. Dunigan of South Boston, formerly of Lowell, is an Assistant District Attorney in Middlesex County and she has been practicing in this capacity for 21 years. The newly inducted Fellow is an alumna of New England Law Boston and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. 

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 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. Membership in the College cannot exceed one percent of the total lawyer population of any state or province.  There are currently approximately 5,800 members in the United States and Canada, including active Fellows, Emeritus Fellows, Judicial Fellows (those who ascended to the bench after their induction) and Honorary Fellows. 

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