Squire Sanders is pleased to announce that West Palm Beach partner Patricia E. Lowry has been named Vice Chair of the American College of Trial Lawyers’ Florida State Committee. The College announced Ms. Lowry’s appointment during its annual meeting in San Francisco on October 24-27, 2013, at the Marriott San Francisco.
“We’re extremely proud of Pat,” said James D. Thomas, leader of the Squire Sanders’ Litigation Practice Group. “She is a natural leader and the College will benefit immensely from the skills and expertise she will bring into this leadership position.”
State committees are responsible for the consideration and initiation of nominations for Fellowship and are the College’s liaison to judges, lawyers, court administrators, law schools, the practicing bar, and the general public in their states.
“I am extremely honored by this appointment,” said Ms. Lowry. “Having been a Fellow and a member of the State Committee for a number of years, I look forward to serving in this leadership position and working to advance the College’s mission in the upcoming year.”
Ms. Lowry’s litigation practice covers the areas of product liability and employment litigation, with a particular focus on complex pharmaceutical and medical device product liability defense. She has more than 20 years of experience defending product liability cases that involve prescription medications, over-the-counter products and medical devices in the roles of national, regional, state, multidistrict litigation coordinating counsel, and first chair trial counsel, among others. Ms. Lowry also defends whistleblower qui tam and employment matters, as well as consumer fraud and marketing product claims, including putative class actions.
In addition to Ms. Lowry, six other Squire Sanders colleagues are Fellows in the College: Alan L. Briggs, Donald T. Bucklin, Charles F. Clarke, Damond R. Mace, Robin G. Weaver, and C. Craig Woods.
The American College of Trial Lawyers is composed of the best of the trial bar from Canada and the United States and is widely considered to be the premier professional trial organization in America. Founded in 1950, the College is dedicated to maintaining and improving the standards of trial practice, the administration of justice and the ethics of the profession. Fellowship in the College is extended by invitation 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.