James C. Baker, Jr., a partner with Friday, Eldredge & Clark, was voted into the American Board of Trial Advocates at the National Board Meeting on Saturday, October 3, 2020. Attorneys Michelle Ator, Donald H. Bacon, William Mell Griffin III, Michael McCarty Harrison, James M. Simpson, Jr.and Frederick S. Ursery are also members.
ABOTA is a national association of experienced trial lawyers and judges. ABOTA 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 is an invitation-only organization that consists of more than 7,600 lawyers —equally balanced between plaintiff and defense — and judges spread among 96 chapters in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
James C. Baker focuses his practice on the areas of casualty insurance defense, electrical utility defense, railroad and trucking defense, and commercial and construction litigation. He has first-chaired more than 125 jury trials to verdict and represented clients in more than 400 non-jury trials, arbitrations, and mediations.