BASF Past President James J. Brosnahan was recently honored by the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) with the Don E. Bailey Civility & Professionalism Award. The award was presented at ABOTA’s Holiday Gala on December 7.
The Don E. Bailey Civility & Professionalism Award was established in 2000 to honor the memory of the late San Francisco ABOTA Chapter President Don E. Bailey, a plaintiff’s attorney who became ill while in office. The San Francisco Chapter’s decision to honor a member who models civility and humanity in their work was triggered by Don’s premature death. The award is given to honor a distinguished San Francisco ABOTA member who continually exemplifies Civility, Professionalism, and Integrity in the practice of the law while always vigorously, courageously and expertly advocating his/her clients’ causes.