Mitchell Williams Attorney Lyn Pruitt Elected to the American College of Trial Lawyers Board of Regents

September 30, 2019

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Mitchell Williams Attorney Lyn P. Pruitt was one of three newly elected members to the American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL) Board of Regents at its 69th Annual Meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia. ACTL is one of the premier professional organizations composed of preeminent trial lawyers from the U.S. and Canada.

Other new members elected include Peter Akmajian of Tucson, AZ and Gregory M. Lederer of Des Moines, IA. As a newly elected Regent, Pruitt will oversee Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.

The management of the College’s affairs is vested in a Board of Regents, consisting of five officers and 15 Regents. The Regents are elected for four-year terms and have an assigned jurisdiction of states and/or provinces, as well as liaison responsibility for a number of general committees. The Executive Committee conducts the business of the College between board meetings.

Pruitt has built a reputation as one of the country’s most talented and respected litigators defending pharmaceutical and medical device companies in the most critical product liability cases over the past 20 years. With years of extensive trial experience, she has served as first-chair in over 60 jury trials to verdict. She also represents Fortune 500 companies in consumer class actions and toxic tort matters.

About the American College of Trial Lawyers

The American College of Trial Lawyers is comprised of the best of the trial bar from the United States and Canada and is widely considered to be the premier professional trial organization in North America. Founded in 1950, the College is an invitation only fellowship. The College thoroughly investigates each nominee for admission and selects only those who have demonstrated the very highest standards of trial advocacy, ethical conduct, integrity, professionalism and collegiality. 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 important legal issues relating to its mission. The College strongly supports the 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. Learn more at

About Mitchell Williams

Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, P.L.L.C. is a full-service corporate law firm that provides strategic, comprehensive legal services to help clients achieve their goals. Established in 1954, the firm has offices in Little Rock, Rogers and Jonesboro, Arkansas and Austin, Texas. For more information, visit