Founded in 1958, ABOTA is a national association of more than 7,300 experienced trial lawyers (equally balanced between plaintiff and defense) and judges spread among 96 chapters in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
ABOTA’s mission is (1) the preservation of the right to trial by jury guaranteed by the 7th Amendment to the United States Constitution, (2) dedication to the independence of the judiciary, and (3) development and support of civics education.
ABOTA is an invitation-only organization. Members must have at least five years of active experience as trial lawyers, have tried at least 10 civil jury trials to conclusion, and possess additional litigation experience. Members must also exhibit the virtues of civility, integrity, and professionalism by following ABOTA’s Code of Professionalism and Principles of Civility.
President Elect 2023
Vice President 2023
Immediate Past President