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A. Johnston Cox Accepted into the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)

Columbia, S.C. – October 8, 2020

Johnston Cox has been accepted into the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). Founded in 1958, ABOTA is an invitation only national association of experienced trial lawyers and judges. ABOTA and its members are dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the civil jury trial right provided by the Seventh Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. ABOTA membership consists of more than 7,600 lawyers— equally balanced between plaintiff and defense—and judges spread among 96 chapters in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Johnston is a partner in the firm’s Columbia, South Carolina, office. For the past 25 years, his practice has focused on insurance litigation, business litigation, commercial condemnation and personal injury matters. He has litigated cases in state and federal courts throughout South Carolina.

Dedicated to the advancement of the legal profession, Johnston serves as the national membership chair for the Association of Defense Trial Attorneys and president of the South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys’ Association. Johnston is also a member of the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (FDCC) and served on the faculty of the FDCC’s Litigation Management College, instructing claims adjusters and managers on practices and techniques to avoid bad faith claims handling.

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