Professional Organization Memberships:
American Board of Trial Advocates
The American College of Trial Lawyers
The International Academy of Trial Lawyers

The attorneys at Bonne, Bridges, Mueller, O'Keefe & Nichols have been recognized for their professional accomplishments in many ways, including:

Los Angeles

  • Medical Malpractice Law — Defendants
  • Personal Injury Litigation — Defendants
  • Professional Malpractice Law — Defendants

Los Angeles
  • Product Liability Litigation — Defendants
Best Lawyers 2014
Best Lawyers 2010
Super Lawyers
Lawdragon 500

American Board of Trial Advocates
Only the most qualified defense and plaintiff attorneys with courtroom experience are invited to join ABOTA. To qualify for membership, courtroom experience must be verified. However, more than the number of trials is considered. High personal character and an honorable reputation are paramount to qualify for ABOTA.

The preservation of the civil jury trial, "Justice by the People," is the primary purpose of the American Board of Trial Advocates ( ). We seek attorneys who display skill, civility and integrity, to help younger attorneys achieve a higher level of trial advocacy and to educate the public about the vital importance of the Seventh Amendment.

The following members of the firm are members of The American Board of Trial Advocates:

David J. O'Keefe
Joel B. Douglas

The American College of Trial Lawyers
"The American College of Trial Lawyers, founded in 1950, is widely considered to be the premier professional organization in America. It is composed of the best of the trial bar from the United States and Canada.

Fellowship in the College is by invitation extended only after careful investigation, to those experienced trial lawyers who have demonstrated exceptional skill as advocates and whose professional careers have been marked by the highest standards of ethical conduct, professionalism and civility.

Although there are currently more than 5,000 Fellows across the U. S. and Canada, membership can never be more than 1% of the total lawyer population of any State or Province. Qualified lawyers are called to Fellowship in the College from all branches of trial practice. Fellows are carefully selected from among those who represent plaintiffs and those who represent defendants in civil cases; those who prosecute and those who defend persons accused of a crime. The College is thus able to speak with a balanced voice on important issues affecting the administration of justice."

— From the American College of Trial Lawyers Website ( )

The following members of the firm have been elected into The American College of Trial Lawyers:

James D. Nichols    
David J. O'Keefe

The International Academy of Trial Lawyers
This prestigious organization limits its membership to only 500 trial lawyers nationwide.

The following attorneys have been elected into the International Academy of Trial Lawyers:

David J. O'Keefe    

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