Foley Partner Lisa M. Noller 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 Noller became a Fellow took place recently before an audience of approximately 900 persons during the recent 2015 Annual Meeting of the College in Chicago.
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 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 fifteen 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 5860 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. The College strives to improve and elevate the standards of trial practice, the administration of justice, and the ethics of the trial profession. Qualified lawyers are called to Fellowship in the College from all branches of trial practice. They are carefully selected from among those who customarily represent plaintiffs in civil cases and those who customarily represent defendants, those who prosecute individuals accused of crime, and those who defend them. The College is thus able to speak with a balanced voice on important issues affecting the legal profession and the administration of justice.
Noller is a partner at Foley & Lardner LLP, where she serves as chair of the Government Enforcement, Compliance & White Collar Defense Practice. She has been practicing in Chicago for 20 years and is an alumna of the University of Chicago School of Law.
Noller focuses her practice on investigating, litigating, and trying complex criminal and civil cases. She has significant experience successfully trying a wide variety of civil and criminal matters in state and federal courts. She also is a Lecturer at the University of Chicago Law School, where she founded and teaches the Prosecution and Defense Clinic and is a member of the school’s Visiting Committee and Public Service Advisory Board. In addition, she is an adjunct professor at Northwestern Law School , where she teaches Trial Advocacy. Prior to joining Foley, Noller was an Assistant United States Attorney in Chicago, where she worked in both the civil and criminal divisions of the office. As an Assistant U.S. Attorney, Noller received the 2009 Mitch Mars Prosecutorial Excellence Award from the Chicago Crime Commission and a Director's Award for Superior Performance as an Assistant U.S. Attorney.