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Jack Hilmes Elevated to Diplomate of ABOTA

May 13, 2024

Jack Hilmes has been elevated to a Diplomate of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). This is the highest class of membership for an active trial lawyer. In order to be eligible for consideration, an individual must have at least twelve (12) years of active experience as a trial lawyer and as a member of the Bar of the state, province, district or territory in which he or she practices, must have held the rank of Advocate for a minimum of three (3) years, and must have tried a minimum of one hundred (100) civil jury trials to a jury verdict or hung jury as lead counsel. 

ABOTA is an invitation-only organization requiring members to demonstrate significant litigation experience including at least 10 civil jury trials. ABOTA is a leading organization in the fight to preserve and protect Americans’ Seventh Amendment right to a civil jury trial, support judicial independence, and promote civility and professionalism by members of the bar and bench. The organization has more than 7,600 members including plaintiff personal injury lawyers, civil defense lawyers, and judges spread among 95 Chapters in all 50 States and the District of Columbia.

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