Established in 1958, The American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), is a national organization comprised of skilled trial lawyers and judges devoted to preserving and promoting the right to civil jury trial as stipulated in the Seventh Amendment of the United States Constitution. The Association seeks attorneys with integrity, skill, and civility who can help younger attorneys to develop a higher level of trial advocacy and to educate the general public about the Seventh Amendment’s significance.
Membership to ABOTA is by invitation only. Once a trial lawyer has been nominated and elected, the individual may become a member if he or she is of honorable reputation, high personal character, and a member of the Bar in the location in which they practice. The applicant must also have tried a minimum of ten civil jury trials serving as lead counsel to a jury verdict or at least a hung jury, and must list these jury trials on his or her application.
Induction into Central Florida’s ABOTA chapter adds to Bailey’s already extensive catalog of awards and accolades from leading organizations such as Who’s Who in American Law, Martindale-Hubbel, and Super Lawyers.
As a civil trial attorney at Bailey Fisher, Mr. Bailey has concentrated his practice over the past thirty-eight years to the prosecution of catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death cases involving automobile negligence, medical malpractice, products liability, premises liability, and insurance claims.