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Board-Certified Civil Trial Lawyer since 2002
ONLY 7% of Attorneys achieve this recognition based on PERFORMANCE AND RESULTS
Is It Important To Hire a Lawyer Who Specializes In Civil Trial Law?
Board certification recognizes attorneys’ special knowledge, skills and proficiency in various areas of law and professionalism and ethics in practice. Established in 1982 by the Florida Supreme Court, board certification helps consumers identify specialists in various areas of law.
Civil trial law is the practice of law dealing with litigation of civil controversies in all areas of law before state courts, federal courts, administrative agencies and arbitrators.
- Practice of law for at least five years;
- Substantial involvement in the specialty of civil trial law — 50% or more — during the three years immediately preceding application;
- Handling of at least 15 contested civil cases, including cases before juries as lead counsel and as trier of fact on some or all of the issues;
- 50 hours of approved civil trial law certification continuing legal education in the three years immediately preceding application
If you are in an accident of any kind, you don’t want an attorney who is trying to get up-to-speed on personal injury or worker compensation law. Not only will it probably cost more for them to spend the research time, but their representation will very likely be inferior to an attorney who practices in this area every day. It is like asking a general medical doctor to perform brain surgery. The general medical doctor is not an expert regarding the brain or surgery.
You are likely to receive far superior results from a lawyer who specializes in Civil Trial law and is Board Certified in that area.
The minimum requirements to be recognized by the Florida Bar Association as a Florida Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney are:
Florida board certified civil trial attorney