Valerie Prather has been nominated as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. The American College of Trial Lawyers was founded in 1950 as an organization to recognize the very best of the courtroom bar. The primary constant is that Fellows of the College must have proven themselves in actual trial practice. Membership is by invitation only, to persons who have distinguished themselves in trial practice for at least 15 years and who are recognized leaders in their local communities. The College looks for lawyers who are considered by other lawyers and judges to be the best in their states or provinces, lawyers whose ethical and moral standards are the highest, and lawyers who share the intangible quality of collegiality.