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American Board of Trial Advocates Elects Geoffrey P. Jarpe Member

September 16, 2002

Maslon partner Geoffrey P. Jarpe was elected into the membership of the American Board of Trial Advocates at its national meeting, held in Michigan in July, 2002.

"Geoff's colleagues at Maslon are very excited that he received this honor," said Firm Chair Howard Tarkow. "It certainly reflects on Geoff's career achievements, the quality of his trial skills, and overall, the Maslon firm's commitment to excellence."

The American Board of Trial Advocates, known as ABOTA, is an invitation-only national organization of the finest trial lawyers and judges in America, with a current membership of only 120 in Minnesota. ABOTA members represent both plaintiffs and defendants in civil cases. ABOTA was created in 1958 to defend and preserve the right granted to all Americans by the Seventh Amendment to the Constitution, the right to trial by jury. All of the attorneys who belong to ABOTA have earned great distinction in their trial work. ABOTA's Code of Professionalism and Principles of Civility have elevated standards of integrity, honor, ethics, civility and courtesy in the legal profession and have promoted the image of lawyers.

Mr. Jarpe, a partner on Maslon Edelman Borman and Brand's litigation team, has more than 30 years of complex and business litigation experience. Mr. Jarpe is a member of the Academy of Certified Civil Trial Lawyers of Minnesota, and is certified in civil trial advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and the Minnesota State Bar Association. He is listed in Who's Who in America Law, Law and Leading Attorneys (Minnesota), and has been named to the SuperLawyer list by Minnesota Law and Politics Magazine.


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