Jeffery McPherson Named a Fellow of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers
Jeffery T. McPherson, a partner in Armstrong Teasdale’s Litigation practice group, was inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers at the Academy’s recent meeting in Denver, Colorado.
The American Academy of Appellate Lawyers was founded to recognize outstanding appellate lawyers and promote the improvement of appellate advocacy and the administration of the appellate courts. Academy membership is open only to a person who possesses a reputation of recognized distinction as an appellate lawyer. To be eligible for membership, a nominee’s practice must have focused substantially on appeals during at least the last 15 years. Academy membership is limited to 500 members in the United States. Currently, there are 320 Fellows of the Academy.
Membership in the Academy is by invitation only. Candidates for membership must be nominated and seconded by current Academy Fellows, reviewed and recommended by a Membership Screening Committee, and elected at an Academy Board of Directors meeting.
McPherson has represented parties in over 200 appeals in state and federal courts since he joined Armstrong Teasdale in 1995. In addition to his recognition by the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers, McPherson recently received an award as an Influential Appellate Advocate by Missouri Lawyers Weekly and was named to its Power List as one of “the 30 most powerful appellate attorneys in Missouri.” McPherson is a Missouri Super Lawyer.
Missouri Lawyers Weekly also recently recognized Armstrong Teasdale as having Missouri’s most successful appellate practice, writing: “The practice, which includes Tom Weaver, Jeff McPherson and former Missouri Supreme Court Judge William Ray Price Jr., has taken on some of the toughest and highest profile cases, winning significant victories and making important law along the way.”