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Dana Zakarian Chosen for Leadership Role with the American Board of Trial Advocates

Smith Duggan Buell & Rufo partner Dana A. Zakarian has been elected president of the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA).

The organization is dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the Seventh Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which guarantees the right to civil jury trials.

ABOTA is also dedicated to elevating the standards of skill, integrity, civility, and honor within the legal profession. Applicants must have tried at least ten civil cases to verdict and demonstrate the highest ethical and professional conduct. Membership is by invitation only.

“I am pleased and privileged to lead such an important and dynamic trial lawyers' association that serves such a vital role in elevating legal practice, supporting an independent judiciary, and promoting the rule of law,” Dana said.

Dana Zakarian is a seasoned trial lawyer. He focuses on business litigation, employment law, trade secrets, unfair and deceptive trade practices, construction, antitrust, and personal injury. Dana has obtained significant victories for clients, both prosecuting and defending these claims.

He previously served as the organization’s secretary and vice president. Learn more about ABOTA here.