The American Board of Trial Advocates 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 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 abide by ABOTA’s Code of Professionalism and Principles of Civility.
Jeff Ryan was accepted as a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates in 2014 and Jarad Kent has been accepted as a member as of 2020.