Frank Harty Admitted to American College of Trial Lawyers

October 18, 2018

Nyemaster Goode attorney Frank Harty has been inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in North America.

Fellowship in the College is extended by invitation only to experienced trial lawyers of diverse backgrounds 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. The induction ceremony took place at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the College in New Orleans.

Harty is a graduate of Drake University Law School and received a B.B.A. with honors from the University of Iowa School of Business. During his career he has tried nearly 100 cases to verdict. He regularly represents companies, nonprofit organizations, and institutions of higher learning in day-to-day and complex labor and employment issues. He also frequently advises colleges and universities concerning Title IX, the Rehabilitation Act, and other misconduct and disciplinary concerns.

Founded in 1950, the highly selective College is composed of trial attorneys from the United States and Canada. 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, and there are currently approximately 5,800 members in the United States and Canada.


The College seeks to maintain and improve the standards of trial practice, professionalism, ethics, and the administration of justice through education and public statements on 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. Comprised of trial advocates with diverse practices serving as counsel for plaintiffs, acting as government counsel in criminal prosecutions, and defending civil as well as criminal defendants, the College is able to speak with a balanced voice on important issues affecting the legal profession and the administration of justice.