Chapman Chosen for Induction Into American Board of Trial Advocates

Rushton Stakely is proud to announce that the American Board of Trial Advocates has selected shareholder L. Peyton Chapman, III for induction into membership at the Alabama Chapter’s Annual Meeting on November 19, 2015.

Membership into the American Board of Trial Advocates is by invitation only following a rigorous nominaton and voting process.  There are approximately 7,300 members of ABOTA in the United States; only 109 attorneys in Alabama are members.

ABOTA is a national association of experienced trial lawyers and judges dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the civil jury trial right provided by the Seventh Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.  ABOTA works to uphold the jury system for educating the American public about the history and value of the right to trial by jury.  To be considered for participation in the Alabama Chapter, one must have tried to conclusion a minimum of 10 civil jury trials, be nominated by an existing member, and be approved by 75% of those members voting on membership.  Criteria evaluated includes exceptional jury trial skills, civility, professionalism, and integrity.