Connell Foley’s Steller to Receive Two Appointments from The American Board of Trial Advocates

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ROSELAND, N.J./November 26, 2008 -- Brian G. Steller, a partner with the Roseland, New Jersey law firm Connell Foley LLP, was recently chosen for two leadership positions within the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). Mr. Steller will be sworn in as President of the Northern New Jersey Chapter by U.S. District Court Judge Jose Linares on December 3, 2008 at an installation dinner in Summit, New Jersey. On January 17, 2009 in Sarasota, Florida, Mr. Steller will be sworn in as a member of the National Board of Directors of ABOTA, which maintains its national offices in Dallas, Texas.

The American Board of Trial Advocates is a national organization with chapters throughout the United States whose members include the very finest trial attorneys. The organization and its members are dedicated to the preservation of the Seventh Amendment, the right to a trial by jury. The members are also charged with promoting civility and professionalism at the bar as well as the bench. ABOTA is one of the leading trial organizations throughout the country and especially in New Jersey.

Mr. Steller’s goal as Chapter President here in New Jersey is to promote the education of young attorneys interested in trial work by way of the organization’s Masters In Trial programs. These programs bring the very finest trial lawyers in the state and from the metropolitan area to locations throughout New Jersey wherein trial demonstrations are carried out in front of a real judge and jury with real witnesses so that appropriate techniques and proper decorum is made available to the ever growing number of trial lawyers in our state. Mr. Steller is also interested in outreach to the community and in particular, middle schools, and high schools relative to the importance of the civil jury system.  

At the national level, Mr. Steller works with ABOTA’s Committee on Professionalism and Civility. This work has been an outgrowth of his continuing efforts with the Essex County Bar Association where he chaired the County Committee on Professionalism and also participated with the NJ State Bar Association’s Commission on Professionalism.

Brian G. Steller is a Certified Civil Trail Attorney. He focuses his practice on insurance defense and coverage, hotel liability, professional liability, and corporate liability matters. He also serves as Connell Foley’s alternate contact with the USLAW Network. For more information about the firm’s Insurance Coverage, Insurance Defense, or Professional Liability practice groups, please contact Mr. Steller at 973-535-0500 or


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