CHARLESTON, SC—Womble Bond Dickinson Charleston Office Managing Partner Jim Myrick has been named President-Elect of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) Charleston Chapter for 2020-2021. Myrick previously served as the organization’s Secretary/Treasurer.
ABOTA is an invitation-only national association of experienced trial lawyers and judges dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the Seventh Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which guarantees the right to civil jury trials. ABOTA’s primary goal is to educate the American public about the history and value of the right to trial by jury and is dedicated to elevating the standards of integrity, honor and courtesy in the legal profession.
Founded in 1958 with a membership of more than 7,600 experienced attorneys representing both the plaintiff and defense bars in civil cases, ABOTA speaks for the value of the constitutionally-mandated jury system as the protector of the rights of persons and property. The ABOTA Foundation was established in 1992 to provide education to the American public about the right to trial by jury and to promote the professional education of trial attorneys.
Jim Myrick is a veteran litigator with more than 30 years of experience in commercial, personal injury, product liability, environmental and land use disputes. Myrick has argued appeals before the South Carolina Court of Appeals, the South Carolina Supreme Court, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. He currently serves a Managing Partner of the firm’s Charleston office and is a member of Womble Bond Dickinson’s Firm Management Committee.