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Butler Snow Attorney Kim Bueno Admitted to American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL)

March 5, 2024 | by Butler Snow

Butler Snow is pleased to announce that attorney Kim Bueno has become a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL), recognized as the preeminent organization of trial lawyers in North America. Kim was inducted at the College’s 2024 Spring Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona, on Saturday, March 3, 2024.

“The firm is thrilled to congratulate Kim on this prestigious recognition,” said Christopher R. Maddux, chair of Butler Snow. “She is an exceedingly talented trial attorney and an invaluable member of our firm. Her admission to the American College of Trial membership speaks volumes about her commitment to client service and high-caliber legal expertise.”

Founded in 1950, the American College of Trial Lawyers is composed of the best of the trial bar from the United States and Canada. ACTL Fellowship is extended by invitation only with a thorough review process and 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% of the total lawyer population of any state or province. There are currently approximately 5,800 members in the United States and Canada, 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 the 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.

At Butler Snow, Kim Bueno is a member of the firm’s Pharmaceutical, Medical Device and Healthcare practice group and represents clients in high-stakes personal injury actions and complex commercial litigation. She is nationally recognized as one of the preeminent pharmaceutical and medical device trial attorneys, having served as trial counsel in high-profile cases throughout the country.

Chambers USA recognized Bueno for nationwide Product Liability & Mass Torts (2021-2023) and Texas: Austin & Surrounds – Litigation: General Commercial (2023). In its 2023 editorial, Chambers stated that Kim “is an experienced trial lawyer who excels in the handling of complex pharmaceutical and medical device cases.” The Legal 500 US also recognized Kim in 2023 in its editorial for nationwide Dispute Resolution: Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Action Defense – Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices. She is a Fellow of the Texas Bar Association and is involved in various organizations, including IADC, DRI, and the American Bar Association’s Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section.

She earned her bachelor’s degree from Southern Methodist University and her Juris Doctor from the University of Texas School of Law. She is admitted to practice in Texas.