The Litigation Counsel of America (LCA) is an invitation-only trial lawyer honorary society established to reflect the new face of the American legal profession. Membership is highly selective and is limited to 3,500 Fellows, representing less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers. The composition of the LCA is aggressively diverse, with recognition of excellence among American litigation and trial counsel across all segments of the bar.

The purpose of the LCA is to recognize deserving, experienced and highly qualified lawyers, to provide an outlet for scholarly authorship of legal articles on trial and litigation practice, to provide additional sources for professional development and to promote superior advocacy and ethical standards in the practice of law.

Fellows are selected and invited into Fellowship after being evaluated for effectiveness and accomplishment in litigation and trial work, along with ethical reputation. The number of full Fellowships has been kept at an exclusive limit by design, allowing qualifications, diversity and inclusion to align effectively. Fellows are generally at the partner or shareholder level or are independent practitioners with twelve or more years experience.

William Clayton’s Membership in LCA and Participation as Lecturer

William Clayton was invited to join LCA over ten (10) years ago and has attended its national meetings.

For years, LCA has run a one-day program in the winter at The Harvard Club in New York City.  William has served as a lecturer on jury selection at such programs including a recent topic, “Advanced Techniques In Jury Selection” on Gen Z and Gen X jurors.