San Francisco partner James G. Scadden has been selected to participate in the Foundation of the American Board of Trial Advocates' (ABOTA) Masters in Trial® program on October 27, 2017 in San Francisco. All attorneys selected to be apart of the program's trial teams are ABOTA members and are well-known and highly respected in their fields. The Masters in Trial® program demonstrates trial conduct through a demonstration from voir dire through jury deliberation. The program will present a fictitious wrongful death case to help enact real life scenarios played out in the courtroom.
Scadden will join a team of seven top ranked local San Francisco attorneys on the defense counsel. The plaintiff's team will also include seven top ranked local attorneys. The presiding judge is Honorable Teri L. Jackson of the Superior Court of San Francisco County.
To learn more about the Masters in Trial® program or to register, please click here.
James Scadden is a partner in the Environmental/Toxic Tort practice group at Gordon & Rees. His practice focuses on defending asbestos personal injury, benzene personal injury, dietary supplement cases, Proposition 65 compliance cases, and other toxic exposure cases. Mr. Scadden represents clients in all stages of litigation throughout California. He is acquainted with prominent plaintiff experts by way of examining them in depositions and trials and has also worked with notable defense experts in trial. Scadden has been handling asbestos matters since 1989, beginning with his defense of corporate members of the Center for Claims Resolution. His extensive trial work has provided the foundation for important appellate decisions that have shaped the law regarding asbestos cases.
The American Board of Trial Advocates, is a national organization with more than 7,600 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. Since 1958, ABOTA has worked to uphold the jury system and to elevate the standards of integrity, civility and professionalism in the legal profession. Its aim is to aid in further education and training of trial lawyers and to provide a forum for discussion through which trial lawyers can have an active voice. It seeks attorneys who display skill, civility and integrity, to help younger attorneys achieve educate the public about the vital importance of the Seventh Amendment.
Gordon & Rees is a national litigation and business transactions firm with more than 800 lawyers in 46 offices across the United States. Our lawyers provide full service representation to public and private companies ranging from the Fortune 500 to start-ups. Founded in 1974, Gordon & Rees is recognized among the fastest growing and largest law firms in the country and continues to climb the ranks of both The Am Law 200 and The National Law Journal. Additionally, in 2017 Law360 ranked the firm among the top 50 largest U.S. firms and The American Lawyer ranked the firm among the top 35 on its Diversity Scorecard.