American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) is a national association of experienced trial lawyers and judges. 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. ABOTA is an invitation-only organization. Members must also exhibit the virtues of civility, integrity and professionalism. Created in 1958, ABOTA and its members are dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the civil jury trial right provided by the Seventh Amendment to our United States Constitution.

The Foundation of ABOTA is an affiliated charitable entity, whose mission is to support the purposes of ABOTA through education and research. ABOTA publishes Voir Dire magazine quarterly. The award-winning publication features in-depth articles on current and historical issues related to constitutional rights, in particular the Seventh Amendment right to trial by jury.

ABOTA membership consists of more than 6,300 lawyers and judges spread among 93 chapters in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Membership in ABOTA is by invitation only to trial attorneys who have demonstrated excellent trial skills while maintaining the highest levels of professionalism, integrity, honor, and courtesy.

Jones, Skelton & Hochuli boasts 9 current members of ABOTA, plus founding partners William R. Jones, Jr., Edward Hochuli, and Russell Skelton, the most members from any one law firm in the entire state of Arizona.

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