Foley & Mansfield is pleased to announce that partner Joseph V. Macha was named a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), one of the most prestigious honors to be bestowed upon a trial lawyer. Granted on an invitation-only basis, membership requires extensive civil jury trial experience and an honorable ethical reputation among peers and the judiciary.
Macha, Managing Partner of the firm’s Indianapolis office, is a civil litigator whose practice spans both Indiana and California. He has served as first chair in more than 20 jury trials to verdict in State and Federal Courts, in addition to dozens of bench trials and both binding and non-binding arbitrations. He has served as first chair in more than 20 jury trials to verdict in State and Federal Courts throughout California and other states, in addition to dozens of bench trials and both binding and non-binding arbitrations. He is an NBTA Board Certified Trial Specialist – one of less than 2,000 in the United States – to hold this certification. Likewise, he is among the elite trial attorneys lawyers to be NBTA Board Certified in Pre-Trial Practice.
Founded in 1958, ABOTA is an invitation-only national association of experienced trial lawyers and judges. ABOTA and its members are dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the civil jury trial right provided by the Seventh Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. ABOTA membership consists of more than 7,600 lawyers — equally balanced between plaintiff and defense — and judges in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.