Burr's Ed Hardin Elected as Vice President of Southeastern Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates
This puts him in line to serve as president of the organization in 2015 which encompasses 11 state chapters. Hardin's two-year term as vice president began in May 2013.
"Election to membership in the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) involves a rigorous nomination and selection process that evaluates a candidate's demonstrated influence, peer recognition and a proven track record of success in both the organization and in one's firm," explained, Lee Thuston, managing partner of Burr & Forman. "Ed's commitment to supporting public confidence in the judiciary and providing quality legal services parallels with ABOTA's foundations. His excellent contributions to our firm and the legal industry make him an outstanding choice for this leadership role."
At Burr & Forman, Hardin focuses his practice in the areas of complex commercial, health care and torts litigation, as well as insurance law, and government investigations and enforcement. He served as executive vice-president, general counsel and member of the board of directors of Caremark Rx, Inc. (NYSE CMX) from 1998 until the company merged with CVS in 2006. He currently serves as outside co-general counsel for Colonial Properties Trust (NYSE).
Hardin is recognized as a Diplomat and Life Fellow of ABOTA and has served as a member of the organization's National Board. He earned his bachelor's degree from Birmingham Southern College and his J.D. from the University of Alabama School of Law.
The American Board of Trial Advocates 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.