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Rockport, Maine – Attorney Don Briggs – from the law firm Briggs & Wholey, LLC located Rockport, Maine — has been elected to the Board of Governors of the American Association for Justice (AAJ). This is a significant honor bestowed upon very few Maine Trial Lawyers. The AAJ Board of Governors are comprised of two or more Governors selected from each affiliated state trial lawyer organization. The Board of Governors is the governing body of the AAJ and is responsible for formulating the budget and directing all Association policy and lobbying efforts which have far reaching effects upon the viability of our nation’s civil justice system.

Don.jpgAbout Don Briggs:

Attorney Briggs is a Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, and member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, and has extensive experience in medical malpractice, personal injury, and wrongful death litigation. He has served as the Knox County Bar Association President since 2006. Mr. Briggs has been recognized annually by the New England Super Lawyers Magazine as a top attorney for the state of Maine since 2007, and has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America for the last three years. Most recently, Briggs & Wholey has been chosen for a “Best Law Firms” ranking for 2014 for Plaintiff’s Personal Injury by U.S. News & World Report.

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AW headshot.jpgROCKPORT, Maine – Maine Attorney, Alison Wholey Briggs has been approved for membership in the American Board of Trial Advocates. Membership is by invitation only. Trial lawyers who have high personal character, an honorable reputation, have tried to completion a certain number of jury trials and who otherwise meet the qualifications as described in the ABOTA Constitution, may become members.

ABOTA is a national association of experienced trial lawyers and judges dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the right to a civil jury trial provided by the Seventh Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. First and foremost, ABOTA works to uphold the jury system by educating the American public about the history and value of the right to trial by jury.

ABOTA is an organization that requires its members to be responsible for elevating the stands of integrity, honor, ethics, civility and courtesy in the legal profession. ABOTA also works to maintain and support public confidence in the judiciary by providing timely assistance to members of the bench in responding to adverse publicity, misinformation, or unwarranted criticism of an individual judge or the judiciary.

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A & D.jpgRockport attorneys, Don Briggs and Alison Wholey Briggs joined a select group of trial attorneys to participate in the American Association for Justice (AAJ) Annual Convention from July 20-23 in San Francisco. Attendance was limited to member attorneys who represent personal injury clients.

The convention provided multiple opportunities for continuing legal education from the nation’s top trial attorneys who shared the latest developments in trial advocacy, analyses of recent court decisions, and winning strategies for personal injury cases. Significant time was also dedicated to networking sessions and expert witness presentations. The overall emphasis was to strengthen trial techniques in order to provide the best level of representation for injured clients.

According to Don Briggs, “Attending these legal education sessions gave me new ideas to better represent my clients and improved my trial techniques.” “Our clients expect and deserve a personal injury lawyer with advanced skills. Trading information with other national trial specialists helps keep me ahead of the curve in the courtroom.” said Alison Wholey Briggs.

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bookphoto.jpegThe National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that the average American has a 30 percent chance of being involved in a serious automobile accident in their lifetime. However, few of us are actually prepared for such an event. Many of us do not understand the nuts and bolts of the personal injury legal process until faced with it out of necessity- for ourselves or our loved ones.

For these reasons, the attorneys at Briggs & Wholey have authored a book in an effort to assist accident victims with personal injury claims. Maine Injury Law: A Reference Guide for Accident Victims has been written to help empower victims and their families when they have been affected by any type of serious personal injury, by offering insight into the world of civil personal injury law.

Whether you’re a victim of medical malpractice, a slip and fall, a trucking accident, a birthing injury, nursing home neglect, or in an automobile accident–this book is for you!
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Briggs.jpgRockport, Maine lawyer Don Briggs has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2013 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® in the specialty of Personal Injury Litigation. For over three decades, Best Lawyers® has been regarded – by both the profession and the public – as the most credible and definitive guide to legal excellence in the United States.

Selection to Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive and rigorous peer-review survey comprised of more than 4 million confidential evaluations by the top attorneys in the country. Because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be included, being listed in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Their annual, advertisement-free publication has been described by the The American Lawyer as “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. For a quarter century, it has helped lawyers and clients find legal counsel in unfamiliar jurisdiction or unfamiliar practice areas. Best Lawyers lists have earned the respect of the profession, the media, and the public, as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals anywhere.