Burr & Forman's Greg Burge Inducted into the American College of Trial Lawyers

    October 29, 2012

    Burr & Forman LLP is pleased to announce that Birmingham partner Greg S. Burge has been inducted into the American College of Trial Lawyers.

    Burge was inducted into membership on October 20 at the organization’s Annual Meeting in New York City.

    Membership is by invitation only to attorneys who have distinguished themselves in trial practice and who are recognized leaders in their local communities. Burge joins Burr & Forman’s W. Michael Atchison as a Fellow of the College. Burge was inducted into membership on October 20 at the organization’s Annual Meeting in New York City.

    Burge is an experienced civil trial lawyer who has tried over 75 jury trials to verdict, and has prosecuted and defended multi-million dollar claims on behalf of clients. He is a member of Burr & Forman’s Litigation and TIPS (Torts, Insurance and Products Liability) Sections, focusing his practice on bad faith, product liability, medical malpractice and personal injury law. He serves as an adjunct professor of law at Samford University. Burge is frequently recognized by his peers, and is listed among The Best Lawyers in America and Alabama Super Lawyers.  

    Burge earned his undergraduate degree from Florida State University and his law degree from Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law.

    The American College of Trial Lawyers was founded in 1950 to recognize the very best of the courtroom bar. Its membership is composed of civil lawyers, criminal lawyers, plaintiffs’ lawyers, defendants’ lawyers, public interest lawyers, and state and federal prosecutors and defenders. Members of the College undergo a thorough vetting process before being invited for inclusion. The College’s three-fold mission is to maintain and improve the standards of trial practice; the administration of justice; and the ethics of the profession. For more information, visit www.actl.com.



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