Experienced Trial Lawyers and Judges

65+ Years of Inception

Founded in 1958, ABOTA is a national association of experienced trial lawyers and judges.

Who We Are: Founded in 1958, ABOTA is a national association of experienced trial lawyers and judges. Our membership, exceeding 7,300 lawyers and judges, is equally balanced between plaintiff and defense. Learn more about ABOTA’s history and values on our national about page.

Membership Criteria: ABOTA is an invitation-only organization. Members must have at least five years of active experience as trial lawyers, with a track record of at least 10 civil jury trials. Discover more about our membership criteria and the virtues we uphold by exploring our Code of Professionalism and Principles of Civility.

Mission and Purposes: Explore our mission, dedicated to fostering improvement in ethical and technical standards of practice, ensuring effective representation for individual litigants, and benefiting the general public through efficient administration of justice.

Save Our Juries: ABOTA’s commitment to preserving trial by jury is highlighted through the Save Our Juries campaign. Follow us on Twitter @SaveOurJuries for updates and join us in the fight to protect the Seventh Amendment right.

Judicial Independence: Discover our commitment to preserving the independence of the judiciary and explore resources that highlight the importance of an impartial and fair legal system.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: ABOTA is dedicated to increasing equity and promoting diversity in the legal profession. Learn more about our initiatives in promoting a diverse, inclusive, and civil justice system.

American Civil Trial Bar Roundtable: Learn about the American Civil Trial Bar Roundtable and its mission to improve and protect all aspects of the civil justice system.

ABOTA Foundation: Support the mission of the ABOTA Foundation, which focuses on promoting and improving the American civil justice system. Visit the Foundation website for more information and consider supporting the Foundation by purchasing ABOTA gear from the Foundation store.