[profileleft][/profileleft] Partner Bibianne Fell has been inducted into the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), a national organization of skilled personal injury attorneys who are passionate about preserving the right to jury trial.
A highly prestigious honor, membership to the organization is extended by invitation to the nation’s finest trial lawyers who have demonstrated both extensive trial experience and a commitment to both civility and professionalism. In order to receive an invitation to apply for membership, an attorney must have served as lead counsel in at least 10 civil jury trials that have reached verdict.
Applicants then must be approved by a 75 percent affirmative vote from both a local chapter’s Executive Committee and its local chapter’s membership. Finally, the National Chapter Board must approve each applicant’s membership by a 75 percent vote at one of its four annual meetings.
“We are particularly proud that Bibi has earned this recognition as such a relatively early stage of her career,” said John Gomez, GTA’s Founder who is also a member of ABOTA. “This is a well-deserved honor.”
Fell attended ABOTA’s National Trial College in 2010 and has served as a fellow faculty member for its National Trial College in 2014, 2016, and 2018. The five-day intensive course designed for second through sixth year attorneys from both plaintiff and defense sides of the bar. The students receive instruction from experienced lawyers.
In addition to induction to ABOTA, Fell has been selected to be a member of The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers, Distinguished Counsel’s Nation’s Top One Percent, and the American Academy of Trial Attorneys’ Premier 100. She has been recognized by SuperLawyers Magazine, “Top Attorneys in Southern California” and the Daily Journal’s Top 100 Women Lawyers.
Some of Bibi’s recent noteworthy results include a $105 million verdict in a medical fraud case wherein she served as lead trial counsel, a $15 million wage and hour class action settlement, a $5 million settlement for a boy hit while riding a bicycle, a $4.45 million settlement in a wrongful death case, and a $1.25 settlement in a drunk driving case.
Bibi gives back to the legal community by teaching Advanced Trial Advocacy at the University of San Diego’s School of Law, serving as the program director for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy’s Pacific Deposition Skills program, and teaching trial skills through NITA around the country and in Northern Ireland.