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Jane E. Bockus Inducted Into The American College of Trial Lawyers

March 8, 2021

Dykema, a leading national law firm, today announced that Jane E. Bockus, San Antonio-based member in the firm’s Litigation Department, was inducted as a Fellow into the American College of Trial Lawyers during an online Induction Ceremony for the College’s 2021 Spring Meeting.

The American College of Trial Lawyers is one of the premier legal associations in North America. Founded in 1950, the College is composed of the best of the trial bar from the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. Fellowship in the College is extended by invitation only and only after careful investigation, to those experienced trial lawyers of diverse backgrounds, who have mastered the art of advocacy and whose professional careers have been marked by the highest standards of ethical conduct, professionalism, civility and collegiality. Lawyers must have a minimum of 15 years trial experience before they can be considered for Fellowship.

Membership in the College cannot exceed 1 percent of the total lawyer population of any state or province. There are approximately 5,800 members in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico, including active Fellows, Emeritus Fellows, Judicial Fellows (those who ascended to the bench after their induction) and Honorary Fellows. The College maintains and seeks to improve the standards of trial practice, professionalism, ethics, and the administration of justice through education and public statements on independence of the judiciary, trial by jury, respect for the rule of law, access to justice, and fair and just representation of all parties to legal proceedings. The College is thus able to speak with a balanced voice on important issues affecting the legal profession and the administration of justice.

Bockus has tried more than 35 cases to verdict in a variety of complex matters in her 41 years of practice. Focusing primarily on products liability litigation, she has tried cases all over Texas and in other states as well. Outside of her practice, Bockus is involved in many professional and civic organizations. She is a Life Member and Former Chair of the San Antonio Bar Foundation, a former President of the San Antonio Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates, and a Board Member for the San Antonio River Foundation.

Bockus earned a J.D. from St. Mary’s University School of Law and a B.A. in History from Southern Methodist University.