The American College of Trial Lawyers has announced that Joseph F. Savage, Jr., a partner at Goodwin Procter LLP, has been inducted as a Fellow. Widely considered to be the premier organization of trial lawyers in North America, The American College of Trial Lawyers extends Fellowships only to active trial lawyers who have demonstrated exceptional skill as advocates and whose careers have been marked by the highest standards of ethical conduct, professionalism and civility. Mr. Savage, a partner in Goodwin Procter's Litigation Group, focuses on white collar criminal defense, governmental investigations work and complex civil litigation.
Mr. Savage was recently appointed to the Massachusetts Governor's Task Force on Ethics Reform and was selected to serve on the Boston Bar Association's Task Force on Preventing Wrongful Convictions. He helped found the New England Innocence Project (NEIP) and currently leads the organization (as chair of its board of trustees) in its efforts to indentify, investigate and exonerate wrongly convicted individuals through the use of DNA evidence.Goodwin Procter received the Boston Bar Association's 2008 Thurgood Marshall Award in recognition of its contribution to NEIP through the efforts of Savage and his team at the firm.
Savage is now the sixth Goodwin Procter partner to be elected a Fellow in The American College of Trial Lawyers.