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Skerritt Appointed to U.S. Supreme Court Historical Society

December 19, 2012

Tonkon Torp partner Daniel H. Skerritt has been appointed Oregon State Membership Chair for the U.S. Supreme Court Historical Society. 

Skerritt practices in the firm's Litigation Department, where he has achieved some of Oregon's largest awards and settlements in matters ranging from securities and corporate governance to energy and general business issues. He was the 2010 - 2012 state chair of the American College of Trial Lawyers.

"This is a fitting honor for Dan, who is one of Oregon's most respected and successful litigators," said Michael Morgan, Tonkon Torp managing partner. "Throughout his career, he has been an advocate not only for his clients, but for the highest principles in the practice of law and respect for and protection of our judicial system." 

Skerritt has more than three decades of experience representing plaintiffs and defendants in complex commercial litigation. The National Law Journal named him a top Oregon trial lawyer, he has repeatedly been named to the Chambers USA - America's Leading Lawyers for Business list, and The Best Lawyers in America® named him a leader in bet-the-company litigation, commercial litigation and alternative dispute resolution. He is also listed as one of Oregon's Top 50 Super Lawyers and was named a "Litigation Star" in the 2013 edition of Benchmark Litigation. Skerritt is a fellow in the International Society of Barristers.

The Supreme Court Historical Society is a private non-profit organization dedicated to the collection and preservation of the history of the Supreme Court of the United States. Founded by former Chief Justice Warren E. Burger, the Society conducts programs of interest to legal practitioners, scholars, historians and the general public, supports historical research, publishes books, journals and electronic materials, and collects antiques and artifacts related to the Court's history.