Why Choose a Board Certified Lawyer? May 4, 2015
Choosing the right lawyer for your legal matters can become a little daunting when everyone claims to be the best. However, by picking a Board Certified lawyer, you are choosing a highly esteemed and skilled professional in his or her particular field of law practice.
What Does Board Certified Mean?
Attorneys who are Board Certified voluntarily undergo the Texas Board Legal Specialization designation program. In very simple terms, Board Certified lawyers are masters of a specific area of the law. Out of the 95,000 licensed attorneys in Texas, only 7,000 are Board Certified.
There are 21 specific areas of Texas law that a Board Certified lawyer may specialize in. Some of these specialties include:
- Commercial real estate
- Residential real estate
- Oil, gas and mineral
- Estate planning
- Civil trial
- Immigration and nationality
What Are the Requirements of a Board Certified Lawyer?
It is no easy feat to become a Board Certified lawyer in the state of Texas, or in any state for that matter. In order to become Board Certified, a lawyer must have:
- Been licensed to practice law for a minimum of five years
- Spent at least three years dedicated to a chosen specialty area
- Demonstrated experience and involvement in that specialty area
- Continued attendance at education seminars to keep legal training up to date
- Received evaluation by fellow lawyers and judges
- Passed a six-hour written examination
Why Should You Choose a Board Certified Lawyer?
A Board Certified lawyer will have extensive, relevant experience in a specific field of law. Aside from the experience and expertise, a Board Certified lawyer demonstrates dedication through his or her voluntary involvement in the certification process. Once a lawyer becomes Board Certified, he or she must continually remain active in the specialized field and be evaluated on a regular basis through the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. By choosing a Board Certified lawyer, you are choosing a highly devoted, qualified and skilled individual to represent you in a specific field of law.
Are You Looking For a Board Certified Lawyer?
Our firm is proud to have several Board Certified lawyers on our legal team. Richard Hayes and Don White are Board Certified in Commercial Real Estate Law as well as Residential Real Estate Law. Brian Tackett is our firm’s Board Certified Family Attorney. So, if you are looking for a Board Certified lawyer in Commercial Real Estate Law, Residential Real Estate Law or Family Law, look no further than the firm of Hayes, Berry, White & Vanzant. Call our lawyers at (940) 387-3518, or contact us here.
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