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Welcome the Newest NITA Advocates and NITA Master Advocates

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NITA is proud to announce the most recent recipients of the Advocate and Master Advocate Designations. These designations are awarded to a person who has taken a well-rounded set of courses, proving they are serious about trial advocacy.



  • Samuel Chacko | Legis Point, LLC
  • Neal Eggeson  | Eggeson Appellate Services
  • Stuart Jones
  • David Milligan  | Law Office of David Milligan
  • Rick Pardue  | Pardue Law Group


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  • James Fisher | Landye Bennett Blumstein, LLP
  • B. Thassanee Gutter-Parker
  • Edward Hafer | Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP
  • David Lane | USAA Staff Counsel
  • Daniel Lindsay
  • Whitney Passmore | Womble Carlyle et al
  • Michele Romelus | Office of Michele Romelus

If you have any questions on how you can receive the NITA Advocate or NITA Master Advocate Designation, please review the information on our Advocate Designations page, or email

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NITA’s team of practicing lawyers, professors and judges from around the nation dedicates its efforts to the training and development of skilled and ethical legal advocates to improve the adversarial justice system.

NITA’s Goals are to:

  • Promote justice through effective and ethical advocacy.
  • Train and mentor lawyers to be competent and ethical advocates in pursuit of justice.
  • Develop and teach trial advocacy skills to support and promote the effective and fair administration of justice.
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