The national board of trial advocacy (NBTA) has announced that Varnum partner John Allen has successfully achieved recognition as a civil trial advocate. Allen has been a member of NBTA for 25 years.
The NBTA formed out of a strong conviction that both the law profession and its clients would benefit from an organization designed to create an objective set of standards illustrating an attorney’s experience and expertise in trial law practice.
To be so recognized by the NBTA, attorneys must complete a rigorous application process. The elaborate screening of credentials that all NBTA-certified attorneys must successfully complete includes: demonstration of substantial trial experience, submission of judicial and peer references to attest to their competency, attendance of continuing legal education courses and proof of good standing.
Board Certification is the highest, most stringent, most reliable honor an attorney can get. Board certifications are the only distinctions awarded by non-profit organizations.
Allen focuses his practice on business and commercial litigation. With over 40 years’ experience handling legal problems, he has written and co-written dozens of articles and books, and speaks frequently to business/law groups. Allen regularly teaches courses in law and trial practice to other lawyers, and often serves as an expert witness. He is a certified arbitrator and mediator.
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