11.14.2012 | Firm News
Burr & Forman’s Ed Bowron Inducted into the American Board of Trial Advocates
Bowron joins Burr & Forman’s W. Michael Atchison, who is an ABOTA advocate, and Ed Hardin, a diplomat and president of the organization’s Alabama Chapter and Southeastern region treasurer. Membership into ABOTA is by invitation-only and through a rigorous nomination and voting process. Only 85 attorneys in Alabama and 8,000 in the U.S. are members of ABOTA.
Bowron is a trial lawyer with over 27 years of experience, trying well over 120 cases to jury verdict. He is frequently recognized by his peers through inclusion in publications such as The Best Lawyers in America and Alabama Super Lawyers. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Alabama and his law degree from Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law.
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 by educating the American public about the history and value of the right to trial by jury. To be considered for participation, one must have tried to conclusion a minimum of 20 civil jury trials, be nominated by an existing member and be approved by 75 percent of ABOTA membership. Criteria evaluated includes exceptional jury trial skills, civility, professionalism and integrity.