September 2, 2017
Message from the President
Dear ABOTA Members:
We continue to keep our thoughts and prayers with all of our ABOTA brothers and sisters in Texas and the Gulf Coast region. The impact of Hurricane Harvey has been devastating.

To assist with the restoration effort, ABOTA will provide funds for the Hurricane Harvey relief work by matching the first $25,000 of donations made by ABOTA members. ABOTA members who donate $250 or more through the ABOTA Foundation will receive Fellows credit for their contributions.


Make your check payable to:
ABOTA Foundation
2001 Bryan St., Suite 3000
Dallas, TX 75201
ATTN: Hurricane Harvey Relief

To pay by credit card:
Call (800) 932-2682

ABOTA will send all funds directly to the American Red Cross specifically designated for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. All donors will receive acknowledgment of their gifts. The ABOTA Foundation is a corporation qualified under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Gifts to the Foundation are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by applicable law.

Member assistance
In addition, the National Office was notified that a number of members were affected by the storm. The upcoming Dallas/Houston Masters in Trial® program has been postponed until further notice. While the extent of the damage will be unknown for days or weeks, we ask ABOTA members to contact the National Office regarding your situation.

An extended effort will be made to connect those in need with those who can assist. In the meantime, we are in the process of gathering information.

If you need assistance
Let us know:
  • If you have a disruption of your practice or have been forced to vacate your office
  • If you know of ABOTA members who have had a disruption of their practice or have been forced to vacate their offices
  • If you need office space or equipment

If you can assist
Let us know:
  • If you have office space that you can provide to displaced members
  • If you have office furniture, computers, phones or copiers

How to contact us:
ABOTA National Office

Many thanks in advance for your support.

Warmest regards to all,

F. Dulin Kelly

2017 National President

American Board of Trial Advocates
2001 Bryan Street, Suite 3000, Dallas, TX 75201
​Phone: (214) 871-7523 |  (800) 932-2682