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Jonathan Sasser Awarded the 2017 Peter Perlman Service Award by the Litigation Counsel of America

Dec 5, 2017 | Raleigh, NC
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Jonathan D. Sasser

Ellis & Winters LLP congratulates attorney Jonathan D. Sasser on being awarded the 2017 Peter Perlman Service Award by the Litigation Counsel of America.  He received the award at the Litigation Counsel of America 2017 Fall Conference.

Jon Sasser represents businesses, often Fortune 500 companies, in complex corporate disputes.  He also dedicates time to public service that has included: Chair, Legal Committee, North Carolina ACLU 2002-Present; Member, Board of Directors, North Carolina ACLU 2002-Present; Member, Board of Directors, Raleigh Area Masters Swim Team 2010-Present; Pro bono representation of death row inmates, student journalists, coaches, and others that have needed legal representation.

The Litigation Counsel of America is an honorary society of trial lawyers that selects fellows “based upon excellence and accomplishment in litigation, both at the trial and appellate levels, and superior ethical reputation.”

Full press release from The Litigation Counsel of America, November 2017:

The Litigation Counsel of America is pleased to announce that Jonathan D. Sasser of Ellis & Winters LLP in Raleigh, North Carolina, is a recipient of the Peter Perlman Service Award. The award was presented to Mr. Sasser by 2017 LCA President Rusty Hardin of Rusty Hardin & Associates LLP in Houston, Texas, at the 2017 Fall Conference & Celebration of Fellows held at the St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort in Miami Beach, Florida.

The award recognizes LCA Fellows who contribute in meaningful ways to society by giving back their time and resources in an effort to improve the lives of others. The award is named after 2013 President of the LCA Peter Perlman of Peter Perlman Law Offices, P.S.C., in Lexington, Kentucky.

In the words of Peter Perlman, “The profession of law not only allows us to advocate on behalf of those whose rights need to be protected, but gives us a platform to improve the quality of life for those not engaged in the legal system. The betterment of society, the environment, and our way of life, improvement of the positions of people who have faced challenges outside their control, and effecting change on behalf of those without a strong voice are all causes we should take on as professionals as we work within one of the very pillars of our government.  The practice of law is what we do, but our opportunities to protect and defend transcend the profession.”

The Litigation Counsel of America is a trial lawyer honorary society composed of less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers. Fellowship in the LCA is highly selective and by invitation only. Fellows are selected based upon excellence and accomplishment in litigation, both at the trial and appellate levels, and superior ethical reputation. The LCA is aggressively diverse in its composition. Established as a trial and appellate lawyer honorary society reflecting the American bar in the twenty-first century, the LCA represents the best in law among its membership. The number of Fellowships has been kept at an exclusive limit by design, allowing qualifications, diversity and inclusion to align effectively. The LCA has offices in New York, NY, Washington, DC, Birmingham, AL, and Seaside, FL.