P.K. Shere, a partner in the Raleigh office of Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP (Cranfill Sumner), has been invited to join the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), a prestigious national association comprised of experienced trial lawyers and judges.

Shere serves as Co-Chair of the Cranfill Sumner Medical Malpractice Practice Group and Chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group representing companies, including hospitals, private healthcare practices, and healthcare providers in lawsuits across this state, as well as serving as a strategic advisor on matters involving patent licensing, trademark and copyright clearance, registration, enforcement, and litigation.

“Membership in the American Board of Trial Advocates is a prestigious honor that reflects an attorney’s commitment to the legal profession as well as a strong professional reputation.  P.K. earned this through his tireless work and dedication on behalf of his clients, and we congratulate him on this well-deserved recognition,” said Marshall Wall, Managing Partner of Cranfill Sumner.

ABOTA is dedicated to preserving the civil jury trial, and its members are dedicated to skill, civility and integrity.  ABOTA’s membership constitutes the bench mark of the nation’s finest trial lawyers and membership is by invitation only. To be considered for ABOTA candidacy, the applicant must possess a wealth of trial experience that few attorneys achieve, and be approved by votes of the local Chapter and National Board.

“I am honored and humbled to accept the invitation of membership in the American Board of Trial Advocates.   This is truly one of the highlights of my professional career, and I welcome the opportunity to work with my fellow ABOTA members to continue the organization’s mission,” Shere said.

Shere is a seasoned trial attorney who is routinely called upon to serve as lead counsel in complex litigation, intellectual property, and business suits across a variety of industries, including healthcare, pharmaceutical, software technology, retail, consumer product manufacturing, and institutions of higher learning.