The Michigan Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) has recognized Smith Haughey attorney E. Thomas McCarthy, Jr. with its Richard B. Baxter Exemplary Advocate Award. This award recognizes “the preeminent Michigan trial lawyer who best exemplifies the tradition of civility and integrity in the legal profession.” ABOTA fosters improvement in the ethical and technical standards of practice in the field of advocacy, and Tom certainly exemplifies these high standards. He is an accomplished litigator who handles personal injury, professional malpractice, and complex commercial litigation matters. Tom has also mediated hundreds of cases. Congratulations Tom on this well-deserved honor!