Baltimore, Maryland (PRWEB) July 30, 2005
Janet, Jenner & Suggs, LLC announces the appointment of Kenneth M. Suggs as the President of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA). ATLA is the worldÂs largest trial bar with a broad-based, international coalition of more than 60,000 attorney, law professor, paralegal, and law student members worldwide. Established in 1946, the Association works to safeguard victims' rights, promote injury prevention, strengthen the civil justice system through education, and support the communication of information that is critical to the publicÂs health and safety.
During his career of more than 30 years, Ken has remained a tireless champion of consumer rights. His distinguished record of service to clients, the legal profession and our community demonstrates his commitment to the civil justice system. Ken has previously held many ATLA offices including vice president, secretary, treasurer, and parliamentarian. He is also the former president of the South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association. KenÂs many public service activities include supporting the Carolina Sunshine Children, Inc., City Year Columbia, South Carolina Center for Capital Litigation, South Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center and St. Lawrence Place.
Ken graduated from Clemson University with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics in 1968 and then served four years in the United States Navy. During that time, he was awarded the Combat Action Ribbon, Navy Achievement Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, and an award from the government of South Vietnam, the Vietnamese Honor Medal. After the service, Ken went on to earn his Juris Doctorate from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1975 and began practicing trial law.
After his induction, Ken said, ÂIt is truly an honor to be elected by those whom I hold in such high esteem. Each of us joined the ATLA because we share a vision of civil justice at its best Â a system that is equally protective, fair, efficient, accessible and understandable. While the assault on the civil justice system continues to make the news, all members of ATLA will continue to do their part to communicate the benefits of the civil justice system and promote the many instances where safety reforms followed litigation.Â
Ken is a principal of the law firm of Janet, Jenner & Suggs, LLC, a national firm based in Baltimore, Maryland and Columbia, South Carolina. The firm has expanded the rights of the injured by ensuring justice at the trial court level, and by changing laws at the appellate and legislative levels. KenÂs law firm members are enormously proud of his accomplishments and are proud to have him as a leader of the firm.
To learn more about Ken Suggs and the law office of Janet, Jenner & Suggs, LLC, please visit: http://www.medlawlegalteam.com.
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