Kristen Van der Linde, a shareholder in the Jacksonville office, has been elected to the American Board of Trial Advocates. ABOTA is a national organization devoted to the preservation of the right to trial by jury. Members are elected based upon their jury trial experience, skills and ability, as well as their high level of professionalism and ethical conduct. Ms. Van der Linde chairs the Firm’s Civil Litigation Department. She devotes her practice exclusively to the defense of cases involving trucking liability, automobile liability, premises liability, wrongful death, bad faith, negligent security, and coverage issues. She practices throughout the states of Florida and Georgia.