Bob Latham Accepted Into American Board of Trial Advocates

November 29, 2023 | Attorney News

Jackson Walker proudly congratulates Dallas partner Robert P. Latham on his invitation to join the highly exclusive American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). Invitations are presented to a select few trial lawyers who are of high personal character and honorable reputation and who have completed at least 10 civil trials to jury verdict or hung jury as lead counsel. After rigorous vetting by the local chapter of ABOTA, members must have received more than 75% of the vote from the chapter to be presented with an invitation.

Formed in 1958, 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. There are over 7,600 lawyers and judges who hold membership in chapters in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Members are urged to actively participate in their local and national chapters through the many programs offered through the organization.

Bob Latham at the Dallas ABOTA Judiciary Dinner on November 18, 2023. Photo by Dallas Event Photographers.

Bob was honored at Dallas ABOTA’s recent black tie judicial dinner. He joins four other Jackson Walker attorneys who have been accepted into ABOTA’s membership, including Chip Babcock, John Beckworth, Matt Dow, and Jeff Harvey.

Robert Bob LathamMeet Bob

Robert P. Latham has developed nationally recognized experience in the areas of media law, intellectual property litigation, and commercial litigation, and leads the Media practice at Jackson Walker. As well as a trial lawyer, Bob is a published author, columnist, and a much sought-after speaker on matters related to the right of free speech, technology and IP litigation, litigation strategy, dispute resolution, and sports. In recognition of his practice, he has been listed among The Best Lawyers in America under Commercial Litigation, Litigation – First Amendment, and Litigation – Intellectual Property among other categories.

Outside of his practice, Bob serves as Chair of the International Board of ARTICLE 19, an NGO based in London. He is a former president of the Media Law Resource Center Defense Counsel Section and is a member of the International Association of Defense Counsel. In addition, he serves on the World Rugby Executive Committee, chairs the World Rugby Regulations Committee, and is a 2023 inductee into the US Rugby Hall of Fame.

Bob received his A.B. degree from Stanford University and his J.D. degree from the University of Virginia, where he served as Senior Editor of the Virginia Journal of International Law.

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