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    The San Diego Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates is dedicated to the constitutional vision of equal justice for all Americans and preserving our civil justice system.
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SD ABOTA President
Stephen C. Grebing
President & National Board Representative
Wingert Grebing Brybaker & Juskie LLP
(619) 232-8151
SD ABOTA Vice President
Peter M. Hughes
Vice President & Membership Chair
Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP
(619) 321-6200
SD ABOTA Secretary
Dave Carothers
Tremblay Beck Law
(858) 792-7492
SD ABOTA Treasurer
James Lance
Noonan Lance Boyer & Banach LLP
(619) 231-8666
SD ABOTA Immediate Past President
Frederick Schenk
Immediate Past President
Casey Gerry Schenk Francavilla Blatt & Penfield LLP
(619) 238-1811
SD ABOTA National Board Representative
Benjamin C. Bunn
National Board Representative
Bunn Law Group PC
(619) 890-2866
SD ABOTA National Board Representative
Bibianne U. Fell
National Board Representative
Fell Law, PC
(858) 201-3960


The mission of the San Diego Chapter of ABOTA, like its parent organization, National ABOTA, is to foster improvement in the ethical and technical standards of practice in the field of advocacy in order to assure that individual litigants may receive more effective representation and that the general public can benefit by more efficient administration of justice consistent with time-tested and traditional principles of litigation.


  1. To elevate the standards of integrity, honor, and courtesy in the legal profession.
  2. To aid in the further education of trial lawyers; to work for the preservation of our jury system; to improve methods of procedure of our present trial court system; to serve as an informational center; to discuss and study matters of interest to trial lawyers; to advance the skill of its members as trial attorneys; to honor the members of the Association who have the requisite qualifications; to provide a forum for the expression of interest common to trial lawyers and to act as an agency through which trial lawyers in general, and members of the Association in particular, shall have a voice with which to speak concerning matters of common and general interest.
  3. To establish relations and cooperate with other legal organizations and associations for the purposes of promoting the efficient administration of justice and constant improvement of the law.
  4. To cultivate a spirit of loyalty, fellowship, and professionalism among our members; to advance the interests of the members of the Association professionally and to enable trial lawyers as a group to have an active association of standing in the community and nation through which they may learn and be heard.

The San Diego Chapter of the

American Board of Trial Advocates

2520 Venture Oaks Way, Suite 150
Sacramento, CA 95833

Phone: 916.239.4087
Fax: 916.924.7323