Sam Outten to Lead S.C. Chapter of American Board of Trial Advocates

February 9, 2012

GREENVILLE, SC – February 9, 2012 – Womble Carlyle attorney Sam Outten has been named President of the South Carolina Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates.  Outten will serve as S.C. Chapter President through Feb. 2013.

The American Board of Trial Advocates is a national association of experienced trial lawyers and judges dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the civil jury trial right 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. Previously, Outten served as Vice President of the South Carolina Chapter. Before serving as Vice President, he served on the Board of Directors for three years.

For more than 25 years, clients have turned to Sam Outten for guidance in commercial litigation matters, the defense of professional negligence claims, product liability cases and other business litigation matters. These clients include companies in the manufacturing, real estate, pharmaceutical, automobile rental and petroleum industries. Outten regularly represents clients in state and federal courts throughout South Carolina and he has tried more than 65 cases to a jury verdict during his career. He practices in Womble Carlyle’s Greenville office.

About Womble Carlyle
Womble Carlyle is a full-service business law firm with a focus on innovative solutions to client needs. The firm supports the Association of Corporate Counsel in the ACC Value Challenge, which seeks to better align legal services with the needs of corporate clients.The firm serves clients nationally and globally with more than 550 attorneys in fourteen offices: Atlanta; Charleston, Columbia and Greenville, S.C.; Charlotte, Greensboro, Raleigh, Research Triangle Park, and Winston-Salem, N.C.; Silicon Valley, Calif., Washington, D.C.; Tysons Corner, Va.; Baltimore; and Wilmington, Del.In the community, the firm is the first law firm to receive the Thurgood Marshall College Fund Corporate Leadership Award as well as the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Freedom Award.