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Richard Tanner Elected to the American Board of Trial Advocates

Our Tallahassee Partner, Richard A. Tanner, has been elected to the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), at the rank of Advocate, the highest rank the Board can award to a Nominee.

The American Board of Trial Advocates is a national association of experienced trial lawyers and judges dedicated to developing and recognizing proficiency in jury trial practice, ethical trial practices, and judicial independence.

This distinction is given to only a very small number of trial attorneys nationally based upon their past trial experience and demonstrated jury trial skill sets.

Richard’s extensive jury trial experience of over 47 years, inclusive of a tour with the United States Attorney’s Office as a public corruption and white collar crime federal prosecutor, has dealt with products liability, malpractice, fraud, and large personal injury cases of all sorts.

In Tallahassee, Richard is also known for his Trial Advocacy teaching programs in affiliation with The Florida State University College of Law, where he is an Adjunct Professor of Trial Advocacy and a Coach of FSU’s competition winning Mock Trial teams.

In addition to ably representing our clients, Richard lectures and writes about the development of trial advocacy skills at bar association programs and in legal periodicals.

Predictably, having acquired Martindale Hubbell’s Pre-eminent status (highest available ratings for practice skills and integrity over 20 years), Richard emphasizes litigation, civil and criminal, in his practice time.

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