On June 2010, David W. Brand was the author and speaker of ExecSense Webinar: “Defending Spinal Cord Injury Cases in 2010 – What trial lawyers need to know”.
David W. Brand is recognized as a Board Certified Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Fewer than 50 attorneys in the State of New York have achieved this certification. He has most recently attained a Board Certification in Civil Pretrial Practice Advocacy.
The National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA) is a non-profit organization, which is accredited by the American Bar Association.. The NBTA’s mission is to enhance the quality of trial advocacy in the courtrooms throughout the United States, and provide potential clients with a means of locating experienced, exceptionally qualified trial lawyers.
The NBTA certification procedures and requirements are nationally recognized as exemplary. In 1982, the task force on lawyer competence of the Conference of Chief Justices reported that the NBTA provides recognition for superior achievement in trial advocacy, and uses a highly structured process to select its members.
Once an attorney has demonstrated and documented the rigorous standards for NBTA certification, he or she remains an active member for five years, subject to annual reporting to confirm that the requirements and standards of the committee are continually maintained. All members have a continued responsibility to inform the NBTA of any misconduct that may arise during the course of certification.
Super Lawyers is published as a special supplement in leading newspapers, as well as city and regional magazines across the country. Super Lawyers Magazine, featuring articles about attorneys named to the Super Lawyers list, is distributed to all attorneys in the state or region, the lead corporate counsel of Russell 3000 Companies and the ABA – Approved Law School Libraries.
Polling, research and selection are performed by Law & Politics, a publication of Key Professional Media, Inc. The objective of the Super Lawyers selection process is to create a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of outstanding attorneys that can be used as a resource to assist attorneys and consumers in the search for legal counsel.
Each year, a state-wide survey of lawyers is conducted. Lawyers eligible to participate include those who have been in practice for at least five years. Lawyers are asked to nominate the best attorneys they have personally observed in action.