Austin's Geoffrey Weisbart Recognized Among Nation's Top Trial Lawyers

Jun 11, 2010, 10:41 ET from Geoffrey D. Weisbart

AUSTIN, Texas, June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Courtroom lawyer Geoffrey D. Weisbart, a founding partner of the Austin firm of Hance Scarborough, has been named a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), one of the legal profession's most prestigious honors.

Mr. Weisbart is a fixture in the Austin legal community, having represented clients in Texas' capitol city and throughout the nation for nearly 25 years. In late 2009, he represented a group of class-action plaintiffs in a major gender-discrimination lawsuit against computer powerhouse Dell Inc. His successful resolution of that case was the subject of news reports in Texas and throughout the U.S.

ABOTA is one of the nation's oldest and most respected trial lawyer organizations, with only 6,400 attorney members among all U.S. lawyers. Membership is by invitation only and limited to those attorneys who have served as lead counsel in at least 20 cases tried to a jury verdict and who demonstrate integrity and professional achievement.  Prospective members also must receive approval from 75 percent of their local chapter's executive committee and general membership, as well as 75 percent approval from the national board. 

"It's very gratifying to be honored by my colleagues based on my legal track record for clients and the high ethical standards our firm applies to every case," says Mr. Weisbart.

During numerous jury and non-jury trials, Mr. Weisbart has represented defendants and plaintiffs in cases involving a wide range of business disputes, employment matters and administrative issues. His experience also includes successful appeals before the Supreme Court of Texas, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and various Texas state courts of appeal. A former licensed airplane pilot, he also provides clients with extensive expertise in aviation law, from courtroom litigation to purchases and sales.

Named to the Texas Super Lawyer list each year since 2003, Mr. Weisbart is active in the Austin Bar Association and was named Outstanding Committee Chair for the Endangered Jury Trial Committee for 2005-2006. He also served as the vice chairman of the Travis County Litigation Section and as a director and chairman of the Travis County Employment Law Section.

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