Press & Awards
Awards + Recognition
Richard D. Carroll Lands Prestigious CA Trial Attorney of the Year
CKT&F Law is thrilled to congratulate Richard D. Carroll on being awarded California Trial Lawyer of the Year.
Annually, the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) presents one California trial lawyer with this incredible honor.
ABOTA was first created in 1958 with the goal of defending and preserving the rights granted to all American citizens by the 7th Amendment to the Constitution (particularly the right to a trial by jury).
This organization remains “invitation only”, and is comprised of the finest lawyers and judges in America. The recipient of this specific award is chosen through the majority vote of the CAL-ABOTA board of directors (originally formed in 1977), which is comprised of officers from each of the eight local chapters.
These officers represent more than 1,500 California ABOTA members. Because this is the highest honor a California Trial Honor can receive, the recipient must meet several criteria and exhibit several distinguishing traits.
He or she must prove excellence in advocacy, have a reputation for civility, ethics, and fair play, and have obtained a distinguished career. The general criteria for selection of California Trial Lawyer of the Year requires that the selected individual also have participated in an outstanding result.
Before being considered, Richard Carroll had to submit a written and oral presentation to the board. Based on his acclaimed career and extensive accomplishments, he was ultimately presented with this incredible, once-in-a-lifetime achievement award.
Michael J. Trotter Receives American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), Los Angeles Chapter Lee B. Wenzel ABOTA Civility Award
We are pleased to announce that Michael J. Trotter is this year’s (2020) recipient of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), Los Angeles Chapter Lee B. Wenzel ABOTA Civility Award.
The award honors attorneys for civility and professionalism in the courtroom and the practice of law who “elevate the standards of integrity, honor, and courtesy in the legal profession”.
Carroll, Kelly, Trotter & Franzen is ranked on Super Lawyers, a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.
Our Success Rate is Virtually Unmatched
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- over 350 trials
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Five of our partners are members of the prestigious American Board of Trial Advocates.
Many of our members are also recognized as experts in the legal field and have both published and lectured to lawyers, health care professionals and members of the insurance industry.
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