SOURCE: Poliquin & DeGrave LLP

Poliquin & DeGrave LLP

December 21, 2011 14:45 ET

Founding Partner Douglas DeGrave Awarded OC Trial Lawyer of the Year

The American Board of Trial Advocates Honors Douglas M. DeGrave, Esq. of Poliquin & DeGrave LLP

LAGUNA HILLS, CA--(Marketwire - Dec 21, 2011) - Douglas M. DeGrave, Esq., a Founding Partner of Poliquin & DeGrave LLP in Laguna Hills, CA, was named OC Trial Lawyer of the Year by the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) on Tuesday, December 6, 2011 during ABOTA's Annual Holiday Dinner in Newport Beach.

DeGrave, 57, of Villa Park, is a Past President of the Orange County Chapter of ABOTA, and currently serves as the President-Elect of Cal-ABOTA and as a member of the ABOTA national board of directors.

Notable case wins that earned DeGrave this honor include back-to-back road rage cases defensed by DeGrave this fall:

  • Zafaranchi, Seyed; Jashiti, Mina vs. Gonzalez, Jose Roberto; King Cabinet Manufacturing Company (September 2011), and
  • Cervantes, Jose Luis and Cervantes, Maria Elena; Meza, Cesar and Vasquez, Oscar vs. Land Logistics and Olds, William (October 2011).

Both were jury trial cases with defense verdicts.

"I am deeply honored to have received this award," says DeGrave, "In my nearly 30 years of practice, I work daily to implement ABOTA's important mission of integrity, honor and courtesy and I am thrilled to receive this recognition."

ABOUT DOUGLAS M. DEGRAVE: Listed as one of Southern California's Top SuperLawyers as named by L.A. Magazine from 2007 through 2011, DeGrave is a Founding Partner with Mark Poliquin of Poliquin & DeGrave LLP, a litigation firm with six attorneys, based out of Laguna Hills, CA. DeGrave is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, having served as President of the Orange County Chapter, President-Elect of Cal-ABOTA and as a member of the ABOTA national board of directors. He is also a member of the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel, Defense Research Institute, and the Orange County Bar Association. He is a member of the National Board of Trial Advocates as one of approximately 100 lawyers certified as a civil trial specialist in California. http://www.pdattorneys.com/?page_id=10

ABOUT AMERICAN BOARD OF TRIAL ADVOCATES: ABOTA is a legal professional organization that fosters improvement in the ethical and technical standards of practice in the field of advocacy. The association is dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the civil jury trial right provided by the 7th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. www.ocabota.org

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