Jay McDonald earns a spot on the American Board of Trial Advocates.

Charleston, SC (PRWEB) November 02, 2015

Clawson and Staubes attorney Jay McDonald was recently invited to become a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA).

ABOTA is an exclusive and prestigious national organization of experienced trial lawyers and judges. Dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the Seventh Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, the organization works to educate the American public about the history and value of the right to trial by jury. In order to receive an invitation, attorneys must display skill, civility, honor, courtesy and integrity in the legal profession.

“I’m honored and humbled to be elected into this organization,” says McDonald, who has been practicing law with Clawson and Staubes for 27 years. “It is especially humbling, as I have worked hard to foster a positive relationship with opposing counsel, so this is a real honor.” A formidable opponent in the courtroom, McDonald is known for his easygoing nature and sense of fair play.

“I’m grateful for the selection and have many to thank, including the folks at ABOTA and Clawson and Staubes. I’m excited to become a part of this organization, as it will certainly bolster my civil litigation and mediation practice. Along with being hired by Clawson and Staubes in 1988, this election is the highlight of my legal career. I look forward to working on projects with ABOTA at the local and national level.”

Members of ABOTA constitute a "Who's Who" of U.S. trial lawyers. Trial lawyers must have tried at least 20 civil jury trials to verdict to even qualify for nomination. Members of the local ABOTA chapter and executive board, as well as the national board vote on new members, so selection is based on peer recognition of trial acumen and professionalism.

About Clawson and Staubes

Headquartered on Daniel Island, Clawson and Staubes, has been providing legal services to the Charleston area for 40 years. Clients range from large insurance companies to local banks, small business owners and individuals. The firm currently employs 38 attorneys and 50 support staff and has offices in Charleston, Columbia, Charlotte and Greenville. For more information about Clawson and Staubes, visit clawsonandstaubes.com.

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