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Butler Snow Attorney Scott Lewis Selected as New Member of American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)

November 1, 2023 | by Butler Snow

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Butler Snow LLP is pleased to announce that attorney Scott Lewis was recently elected to join the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), a national invite-only organization comprised of high-caliber experienced trial lawyers and judges. For consideration, potential members are required to have at least five years of experience as trial lawyers, having tried at least 10 civil jury trials to completion and they must possess additional litigation experience. Lewis is one of 50 newly elected ABOTA members joining the organization to support its mission to foster improvement in the ethical and technical standards of practice in the field of advocacy, upholding the traditional principles of litigation.

“We congratulate Scott on his recent election to serve as a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates,” said Christopher R. Maddux, chair of Butler Snow. “This highly competitive distinction is much-deserved and highlights Scott’s established expertise as a trial lawyer who has earned a reputation for success in a broad range of complex civil litigation matters.”

At Butler Snow, Scott Lewis is a member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation Practice Group, focusing on Insurance Bad Faith, Professional Liability, Municipal & School Liability and Construction Litigation. Lewis is a seasoned trial lawyer who has tried over 100 cases to verdict in both state and federal courts. He has extensive experience managing and serving as trial counsel in extra-contractual litigation, business and commercial litigation, construction litigation, product liability cases, long-term care and skilled nursing facility issues, professional malpractice, maritime and admiralty, community association law and transportation law.

Lewis has been recently recognized by The Best Lawyers in America® for Commercial Litigation (since 2013), Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants (since 3013), Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants (since 2013), Insurance Law (since 2012), and previously named Lawyer of the Year (Litigation-Insurance). He is a Fellow of the American College of Coverage and Extracontractual Counsel (ACCEC) and was previously recognized in Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite.

Alongside his professional accolades, Lewis is an active member of several legal associations, including the North Carolina Bar Association, Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (FDCC), North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys, New Hanover County Bar Association, and the Defense Research Institute (DRI).

Scott Lewis earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina, where he was a Morehead Scholar, and earned his Juris Doctor from Wake Forest University.

The American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) is a national organization that was founded in 1958 and its membership consists of more than 7,300 lawyers (equally balanced between plaintiff and defense) and judges with 96 chapters across all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Members are dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the civil jury trial right provided by the Seventh Amendment to the United States Constitution.