• Monday, November 20, 2017


The Southeastern Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (SEABOTA) was formed in 2004 to unite the members of local American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) chapters in the ten states of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky, South Carolina, Western North Carolina, and Virginia.

The general purposes of ABOTA are 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 that the general public may benefit from a more efficient administration of justice, consistent with time-tested and traditional principles of litigation.

Contact Us

Please feel free to contact any of the officers below directly or call SEABOTA at (214) 239-0213.

Clinton L. Kelly
The Kelly Firm
629 East Main Street
Hendersonville, TN 37075
Phone: (615) 681-0508

David M. Duke
Young Moore
P. O. Box 31627
Raleigh, NC 27622
Phone: (919) 782-6860


Edward G. Bowron
Vice President
Ed Bowron Law LLC
PO Box 34
Mobile, AL 36601
Phone: (251) 338-4282

S. Lester Tate, III
Akin & Tate
P. O. Box 876
Cartersville, GA 30120
Phone: (770) 382-0781

Charles A. Bentley, Jr.
Bentley Law Offices, P.A.
3200 Croasdaile Dr., Suite 606
Durham, NC 27705

Phone: (919) 682-3700


John A. Banahan
Immediate Past President
Bryan, Nelson, Schroeder, Castigliola & Banahan
P. O. Box 1529
Pascagoula, MS 39568
Phone: (228) 762-6631

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