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American Board of Trial Advocates Elects Richard Tousignant Member

Press Release
November 2002

Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben, P.A., Richard L. Tousignant was elected into the membership of the American Board of Trial Advocates at its national meeting, held in San Francisco, CA in November 18, 2002.

“ Richard’s colleagues at Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben are very excited that he received this honor," said firm’s president Jim Schwebel. "It certainly reflects on Richard's career achievements, the quality of his trial skills, and overall, the Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben firm's commitment to excellence."

The American Board of Trial Advocates, known as ABOTA, is an invitation-only national organization of the finest trial lawyers and judges in America, with a current membership of only 120 in Minnesota. ABOTA members represent both plaintiffs and defendants in civil cases. ABOTA was created in 1958 to defend and preserve the right granted to all Americans by the Seventh Amendment to the Constitution, the right to trial by jury. All of the attorneys who belong to ABOTA have earned great distinction in their trial work. ABOTA's Code of Professionalism and Principles of Civility have elevated standards of integrity, honor, ethics, civility, and courtesy in the legal profession and have promoted the image of lawyers.

Mr. Tousignant is a graduate of William Mitchell College of Law. He is Board Certified as a Civil Trial Lawyer by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and Minnesota State Bar Association. Mr. Tousignant primarily works on catastrophic personal injury claims.

Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben, P. A. is the largest law firm in Minnesota specializing exclusively in personal injury litigation. With 18 lawyers and more than 80 support staff, it provides personal, specialized service from initial investigation through settlement, trial or appeal.

For more information, contact Tammy Offerman (tofferman@schwebel.com) at 612-344-0338 or visit schwebel.com.