Both Richard E. Crow and Joseph J. Weninger are members of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA).The main purpose of ABOTA is to preserve the right to a jury trial and to elevate standards of integrity, honor and civility in the legal profession. Firm attorneys participate as Advocate and Associate members. When Richard and Joseph gained membership in ABOTA, eligibility was based on several strict criteria. For example, an attorney must have at least 8 years of active experience as a trial lawyer, tried a minimum of 50 civil trials and be elected by 75% of the Executive Board of the local chapter, 85% of the general membership and 75% of the National Board. ABOTA membership consists of more than 6,000 trial lawyers representing equally the plaintiff and defense bars, as well as judges, spread among 90 chapters in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.
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Partners at the firm have earned the respect of the legal community for their proven representation of their clients. Crow Law partners, past and present, have been selected by their peers as Northern California Super Lawyer's; an honor limited to less than 5% of all attorneys and approximately 1% of plaintiff personal injury attorneys.
The Crow Law Offices is proud to have attorneys that have been inducted as Fellows into the American College of Trial Lawyers. Only 1% of the attorneys in any particular state are allowed to be considered as Fellows in the American College of Trial Lawyers. Attorneys so designated are recognized as the most outstanding trial attorneys in the country. To qualify for this distinction, an attorney must have engaged in trial practice for at least 15 years and be licensed to practice law in the highest courts in their respective states. Membership is limited to lawyers actively engaged in trial work and is by invitation only.
Firm attorneys also hold membership on Academy of Rail Labor Attorneys (ARLA), Consumer Attorneys of California, Sacramento County Bar Association and both Richard E. Crow and Joseph J. Weninger presently act as Pro Tem Judges for Sacramento County Superior Court.
Only attorneys in good standing with their respective State Bar and whose practice includes representation of injured railroad employees are eligible to be members of the Academy of Rail Labor Attorneys. The main purpose of ARLA is to promote rail safety, safe working conditions and a system of full and adequate compensation for injured railroad employees by maintenance of the Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA) which provides for trial by jury.
Crow Law Offices attorneys have been appointed Pro Tem Judges by the Superior Court of California, allowing them to act as judges on other cases. It takes a minimum of 10 years of trial experience to gain this designation and gives each attorney the added advantage of powerful insight into the law.