The National Trial Lawyers is a national organization composed of the top 100 trial lawyers from each state. Membership is obtained through special invitation and is extended only to those attorneys who exemplify superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence, stature, and profile as civil plaintiff (accidents, workers’ compensation, brain injury, wrongful death) or criminal defense (DUI, DWI, felonies) trial lawyers. It is the mission of The National Trial Lawyers to promote excellence in the legal profession through practical educational programs, networking opportunities, and legal publications that deal with current issues facing the trial lawyer. Mr. Robert J. Reeves of the firm Reeves, Aiken & Hightower, LLP, has been invited to join this group from South Carolina for 2012.