Maine attorney Alison Wholey 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.

Wholey has handled thousands of personal injury cases in her career, and is a Partner at Briggs & Wholey, LLC — a statewide, plaintiff’s personal injury firm. She specializes in helping Maine victims of catastrophic injury, car accidents, dangerous drugs, medical malpractice, wrongful death, as well as other personal injury negligence cases.

Wholey an advocate member of the National College of Advocacy, a member of the Board of Governors of the Maine Trial Lawyers Association and a Maine State Delegate to the American Association of Justice. Ms. Wholey, who is also a Maine Registered Nurse, is currently a member of the Board of Directors of New Hope for Women and a member of the Maine Women’s Network.