October 28, 2022

Beth McMasters Joined the International Academy of Trial Lawyers

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Beth Hendrickson McMasters
Member, Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC

Beth McMasters, a member of Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC, became a member of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers (IATL) during their recent mid-year meeting Oct. 12 – 16 in New Orleans, La.

“It is a great honor to be included in the IATL. In an age when so few “litigators” actually try cases, it is awe-inspiring to be surrounded by the true giants in litigation from around the world,” said McMasters. “I have had excellent mentors and clients who have trusted me to try complex cases over the years. I owe a huge debt of gratitude to those who enabled me to be eligible for membership and realize this honor is as much for them as for me.”

Beth focuses her practice on health care, Tort, Trial and Insurance Services as well as SKO’s business litigation practice groups. With a primary emphasis in litigation defending claims involving medical malpractice, professional liability and general insurance matters, Beth has represented health care facilities and corporations, doctors and physician practices, staffing agencies, and professional organizations throughout Kentucky.

Beth earned her undergraduate degree from Bellarmine University prior to attending the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law where she received her J.D.

The International Academy of Trial Lawyers limits membership to 500 Fellows from the United States in addition to Fellows from nearly 40 countries around the globe. IATL seeks out, identifies, acknowledges, and honors those who have achieved a career of excellence through demonstrated skill and ability in jury trials, trials before the court, and appellate practice. Members are engaged in civil practice on both the plaintiff’s and the defendant’s side of the courtroom, and the trial of criminal cases. The Academy invites only lawyers who have attained the highest level of advocacy. A comprehensive screening process identifies the most distinguished members of the trial bar by means of both peer and judicial review.  Beth McMasters has been evaluated by her colleagues and the judges in her jurisdiction and has been highly recommended as possessing these qualifications and characteristics.

Chartered in 1954, the Academy’s general purposes are to cultivate the science of jurisprudence, promote reforms in the law, facilitate the Administration of Justice, and elevate the standards of integrity, honor, and courtesy in the legal profession.


PHOTO ID: (LEFT TO RIGHT) John Phillips of Louisville who introduced Beth when she was inducted, current IATL President, Paul Streenan of Dublin, Ireland, Beth McMasters, Dr. Kelly McMasters, Beth’s husband.

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