ADTA Members Continue to Lead the NFJE


 Gino Marchetti follows Bob Shively as President of The National Foundation for Judicial Excellence


Your ADTA is a strong supporter of the NFJE. The National Foundation for Judicial Excellence strives to strengthen and preserve our court system by providing meaningful support and education to the judiciary, by publishing scholarly works and by working to continually enhance and ensure judicial excellence and fairness for all engaged in the judicial process. Founded in 2004, the NFJE hosts an Annual Judicial Symposium in Chicago each summer.
ADTA member Gino Marchetti has been named the new NFJE President and is the Managing Partner of Taylor, Pigue, Marchetti & Blair in Nashville and served as our Meeting Host for 2017 Nashville ADTA Annual Meeting. Gino’s primary areas of practice include commercial and business litigation, employment law, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, and tax-exempt entities. In addition to the ADTA, Gino is active in numerous national and international organizations including the International Association of Defense Counsel (President, 2007-08), Defense Research Institute (Board of Directors, 2006-09), Lawyers for Civil Justice (President, 2011-12), and ABOTA Roundtable (2006-08). Gino also serves as a State Coordinator for Justice Sandra Day O’Connor’s iCivics, an internet-based, interactive educational program to reinvigorate civics in classrooms across the nation emphasizing the value of an independent judiciary.
Gino follows ADTA member Robert W. Shively as President. Bob leads the firm of Shively Law Group in Lincoln, Nebraska. He has been recognized for his contribution to the defense bar winning the DRI Fred Sievert Award for Outstanding Defense Bar Leader (2007) and the DRI Exceptional Performance Citation (2006 – 2008). Bob has served the Lincoln Bar Association (President 2001 – 2002); Nebraska State Bar Association Civil Practice and Procedure Committee (1999 -Present); Disciplinary Review Board, (2009 – Present); DRI Board of Directors (2010 to 2013); State Representative (1999 -2003); Nebraska Defense Counsel Association (President 2006 – 2008).  He is also a member of the Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys, Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, International Association of Defense Counsel and the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals. He is also known by his friends as the Mayor of the Railyard. 
We congratulate both Bob and Gino for their continued leadership and important work for the defense bar. The NFJE is a 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit organization that seeks support from law firms, foundations and private individuals. For more information, see


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