Partners Mark Novotny and William Settles were honored and inducted in to the American Board of Trial Advocates (“ABOTA”).  Formed in 1957, membership in ABOTA is by invitation only.  Trial lawyers who are of high personal character and honorable reputation may become a member of the ABOTA upon nomination and election.  ABOTA’s mission is to foster improvement in the ethical and technical standards of practice in the field of advocacy to the end that individual litigants may receive more effective representation and the general public be benefited by more efficient administration of justice consistent with time-tested and traditional principles of litigation.  Mr. Novotny and Mr. Settles join a group of elite litigators that make up the Nebraska Chapter of ABOTA.