F. Richard "Rick" Van Pelt of Van Pelt & Van Pelt, PC, has been elected a Diplomate of the American College of Family Trial Lawyers. The College is a select group of 100 of the top family law trial lawyers from across the United States. The American College was formed in 1993 to bring together some of the best trial lawyers in America practicing sophisticated and complex family law and matrimonial matters both domestically and abroad ranging from dissolution of marriage (divorce), paternity, palimony, child abduction, and domestic torts.
Diplomates, all members of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, are chosen based upon their recognized litigation skills and courtroom abilities.
The American College has achieved national recognition through its diplomates handling well-publicized cases and cutting edge issues of local and national importance. Diplomates are also involved in the uppermost level of continuing education through the presentation of CLE programs, acting as guest speakers, participating in hands-on interactive sessions, as well as participating in the free-flow exchange of ideas and innovative concepts amongst its members.