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Ellis & Winters attorney, Paul K. Sun, Jr., admitted to American College of Trial Lawyers

Ellis & Winters, LLP is pleased to announce that Paul K. Sun Jr. has become a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL), the premier association of trial lawyers in the United States and Canada. The induction ceremony took place during the ACTL’s 58th Annual Meeting in Toronto, Canada on Saturday, September 27, 2008.

Mr. Sun’s practice focuses primarily on business litigation and appeals. He has trial experience in the areas of trade secrets and unfair competition, business and health care fraud (civil and criminal), employment, consumer claims, premises and product liability, and contract disputes. Mr. Sun has tried cases in areas as varied as health care fraud, product liability/wrongful death, and First Amendment. He also regularly handles civil and criminal appeals in the North Carolina and federal appellate courts.

Mr. Sun presently serves as the Rules Editor for the ABA’s Appellate Practice Journal. In 2006, 2007 and 2008, he was recognized by North Carolina Super Lawyers and was named in Best Lawyers in America and Chambers USA Leading Lawyers in 2007. Mr. Sun received his undergraduate degree from Wittenberg University, his master’s degree from Vanderbilt University, and his J.D. from Duke University, with highest honors.

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 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 15 years of 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 more than 5,700 members in the United States and Canada.

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 accused of a 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.

September 29, 2008 Paul K. Sun, Jr.
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