MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.  (August 2015) -- Jan Conlin, a founding partner with the Minneapolis law firm of Ciresi Conlin LLP, has been inducted into the International Academy of Trial Lawyers (IATL).  The Academy invites only lawyers who have attained the highest level of advocacy. 

IATL limits membership to 500 fellows from the United States, and seeks out and honors those who have achieved a career of excellence in jury trials, trials before the court and appellate practice.  Conlin was evaluated and highly recommended by distinguished members of the trial bar by means of both peer and judicial review.

Conlin has a long record of leading high-stakes intellectual property and business-critical litigation.  Known for her trial and examination skills, she uses her well-honed expertise in the areas of trial strategy and risk assessment to find unique business resolutions for litigation-based conflicts of all sizes.

Earlier this year, Conlin become a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in America.  She has been named one of Lawdragon’s "500 Leading Lawyers in America;" Benchmark Litigation’s “Top 250 Women in Litigation” and “Top Ten National Female Litigators;” Minnesota Lawyer's "Attorney of the Year;" Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal’s "25 Women Industry Leaders;" and Super Lawyer’s “Minnesota Super Lawyers,” “Top 50 Women Super Lawyers”  and “Top 40 Intellectual Property Super Lawyers.”  In addition, she has been named to BTI's esteemed "Client Service All-Star Team" and is consistentlylisted in the editions of The Best Lawyers in America.  

Conlin is extensively involved in the community and has served in multiple board-leadership positions, including The Minneapolis Foundation, Catholic Charities, Minnesota Orchestral Association, St. Thomas Law School, Minnesota State Bar Association, Civil Litigation Section Governing Council, University of Minnesota Law School, and is a member of the Sedona Conference Working Group on Patent Remedies. Conlin is an alumnus of the University of Minnesota Law School. 

About IATL

Chartered in 1954, the International Academy of Trial Lawyers (www.iatl.net) cultivates the science of jurisprudence, promotes reforms in the law, facilitates the Administration of Justice, and elevates the standards of integrity, honor and courtesy in the legal profession.

About Ciresi Conlin LLP

Ciresi Conlin LLP (www.ciresiconlin.com) is a recently formed law firm based in Minneapolis that focuses on complex litigation, consulting and trials.  Designed around the concept of The Guardian, the Ciresi Conlin brand stands strong in the world of justice.  The firm believes it’s not about looking for the ambiguous truth to win a single case but about finding the factual truth, standing on those merits and protecting the future for all.  Ciresi Conlin’s brand identity reflects this unrelenting pursuit of honest fact, and guarding it and those it protects.