Our Mission

Armand Wright, Jr.

The Wendell G. Freeland Society (the “Freeland Society” or the “Society”) is a litigation honor society comprised of judges, lawyers and law students dedicated to the advancement of litigation excellence. The Freeland Society is a 501(c)(6) organization, named after storied local litigator, civil rights advocate and military hero, Wendell G. Freeland, The Freeland Society emphasizes the creation of significant educational and mentoring experiences for its members, designed to enhance and develop their legal skills and contribute positively to their growth as effective and ethical litigators.  Judges and lawyers who have at least ten (10) years of litigation experience; who have demonstrated excellence in any litigation discipline – civil, criminal, appellate or arbitration – as recognized by peers in their community; who have demonstrated a commitment to fostering an inclusive legal profession through mentorship, promotion and/or sponsorship; who are active, enthusiastic and engaged; and who exhibit the highest ethical standards, may be invited, or may apply, to become Fellows of the Society.  Members of the Freeland Society (as distinct from Fellows) are lawyers of any level and/or law students who exhibit a strong desire to achieve the qualifications of a Fellow.  Membership in the organization currently is capped at 200 individuals.