Jackson Walker is proud to announce that the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) has extended San Angelo partner Jon Mark Hogg an invitation for membership. Only trial lawyers of high personal character and honorable reputation who have tried to verdict (or hung jury) at least 10 civil trials as lead counsel are invited to join. Jon Mark was approved by the West Texas Chapter, one of 16 Texas Chapters in TEX-ABOTA, and will be formally inducted at a special dinner on Friday, January 26, 2018.
ABOTA began in 1957 when the jury system was being questioned by politicians, scholars, and judges alike. A handful of young lawyers began the organization with their primary purpose the preservation of the civil jury trial. ABOTA seeks attorneys “who display skill, civility and integrity, help younger attorneys achieve a higher level of trial advocacy and educate the public about the vital importance of the Seventh Amendment.”
As more and more cases settle out of court, fewer attorneys are able to achieve the experience benchmarks required by ABOTA. Jon Mark will be the 8th Jackson Walker attorney admitted membership. He is honored to join the ranks of the other Jackson Walker attorneys selected by ABOTA including Matt Dow, Chip Babcock, Don Griffis, Jeff Harvey, Charles Smith, David Folsom (Judge Member), and Richard Griffin.
Meet Jon Mark
Jon Mark Hogg is a seasoned litigator with experience across the spectrum of legal issues including personal matters such as real estate, probate family disputes, landlord-tenant, consumer issues, and local government issues, as well as business matters including commercial and contract disputes, injury and tort cases, civil rights, and employment law. He believes the practice of law is more profession than business and works to create and maintain long-term relationships with his clients through his dedication to serve the client’s objectives. Jon Mark is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, the United States District Courts for the Northern and Western District of Texas and for Colorado, and is Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.