Jones, Skelton & Hochuli is pleased to announce that partner Georgia Staton has been named the 2021 “Trial Lawyer of the Year” by the Phoenix chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). She will be honored during the organization’s upcoming holiday party.

Georgia has dedicated her 47-year career to representing governmental entities, school districts, and privately held corporations in matters involving wrongful death, false arrest, and excessive force allegations against law enforcement, and claims brought under the Americans with Disabilities Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, and Title VII discrimination. Georgia has tried over 75 cases to verdict in state and federal court. She is an Advocate member of ABOTA, a Fellow and Past-Chair of the Arizona American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL), and a Certified Specialist in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death.

ABOTA is an invitation-only, national association of experienced trial lawyers and judges. Members must have at least five years of active trial experience, have tried at least 10 civil jury trials to conclusion, and must 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. In addition, they seek to aid in the further education and training of trial lawyers, improve methods of procedure, serve as an informational center, and study and discuss matters of interest to trial lawyers.