Roy A. Smith, Jr. Inducted into the American Board of Trial Advocates (“ABOTA”)
Roy A. Smith, Jr. has been inducted into the American Board of Trial Advocates. After being voted in last year by the Mississippi Chapter of ABOTA, Roy’s trial experience was vetted by the national office to ensure that he met all of the standards, including the requisite number of trials, professionalism and civility. Roy was formally inducted at the Annual Meeting on February 8 in Jackson, MS. Below is information on ABOTA from the organization’s website.
Founded in 1958, ABOTA is a national association of experienced trial lawyers and judges. ABOTA and its members are dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the civil jury trial right provided by the Seventh Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. ABOTA membership consists of more than 7,600 lawyers—equally balanced between plaintiff and defense—and judges spread among 96 chapters in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
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 our Code of Professionalism and Principles of Civility.