Redding attorney Dugan Barr has been honored with The Legends of ABOTA award by the Sacramento Valley Chapter of The American Board of Trial Advocates. The ABOTA Legends Award has been bestowed on only a few previous occasions to a trial lawyer who has demonstrated over the course of a career, impeccable trial skills, ethical conduct, and civility – which are the bedrock principles of ABOTA.
The American Board of Trial Advocates is a selective group of lawyers representing plaintiffs and defendants in civil trials across the United States. To become a member of ABOTA, a lawyer must be invited into the organization only after demonstrating exceptional skill and integrity in trying civil cases. Membership must be approved by 75% of the members of the chapter. The Sacramento Valley Chapter covers 15 counties of Northern California and includes approximately 16,000 lawyers. Only about 200 of these lawyers have qualified for and become members of ABOTA.
Founded in 1957, the American Board of Trial Advocates is a group dedicated to elevating the standards of skill, integrity, honor, and courtesy in the legal profession through education and training of trial lawyers. Over its sixty-year history, the group has consistently fought to preserve and protect the right to a jury trial in its mission to provide “Justice by the People” for all.
Mr. Barr is a native of Yreka, California. He attended Reed College in Portland, followed by law school at the University of Chicago. He has been practicing law in the Northstate since 1967, serving clients from throughout northern California from the offices of Barr and Mudford in Redding.