I was recently selected as a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA).
ABOTA is a national association of very experienced trial lawyers and judges dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the civil jury trial right provided by the Seventh Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. First and foremost, ABOTA works to uphold the jury system by educating the American public about the history and value of the right to trial by jury. ABOTA has a number of educational programs for lawyers, teachers and students to preserve the constitutional vision of equal justice for all Americans and to preserve our civil justice system for future generations.
ABOTA members are said to be a “Who’s who of trial lawyers nationwide.” Lawyers cannot even become members of ABOTA until they can prove they have had at least 20 trials. It’s a nice honor. But as I’ve written on these pages before, these legal honors and awards for trial verdicts and injury settlements are nice. But the true testament is the way we as lawyers treat our clients: With care, respect, and compassion. Legal results and big settlements come from communication and caring. That is the best legal prescription I can recommend for anyone seeking the best results possible for car, truck or motorcycle accident cases.
I look forward to better serving the legal community and the educational opportunities that my new role as a member of American Board of Trial Advocates will provide. Here is more information about my other legal leadership positions.