THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BOARD CERTIFIED ATTORNEYS AND THE REST
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE?
There are approximately 118,784 attorneys in Florida. Out of these, only 1,037 have been Certified by the Florida Bar for Civil Trial. These are the only attorneys that can call themselves “experts” or “specialists,” or use “B.C.S.” after their name, which stands for Board Certified Specialist.
IS BOARD CERTIFICATION DIFFERENT THAN THE OTHER CERTIFICATIONS AND RATINGS?
There are a lot of private companies that offer certifications or ratings of one sort or another. Take for example Martindale Hubbel’s AV Rating, or The National Association of Distinguished Counsels “Nations’ Top one Percent,” both of which I had earned before even completing my first fifteen trials.
While these other ratings and certification are very nice, there are very distinct differences between them and Florida Board Certification. Board Certification is the only one that is run and sanctioned by the Florida Bar. It is the only one I have seen that required I prove I was first chair in a minimum number of trials. It is the only certification that requires its applicants to sit for a rigorous, day long exam, it is the only certification that has additional requirements for ongoing continued legal education classes above and beyond what is required to practice law, and also the only one that offers a peer review assessment of their competence, character, ethics and professionalism performed by the Florida Bar.
ARE ALL BOARD CERTIFIED ATTORNEYS THE SAME?
If you are seeking an injury attorney or an insurance dispute attorney, make sure to check that the attorney you are talking to is Board Certified in Civil Trial!
HERE IS WHY
There are 26 areas of law that an attorney can get Board Certified. Many attorneys want to claim the title of Board Certification so they go for one that does not require as many civil jury trials; like family law, or criminal law. Then the attorney practices civil trial and claims “board certification,” but they HAVE NOT fulfilled the certification requirements for Civil Trial Board Certification. We are not all the same.
I, Clifford K. Wells, B.C.S., handle the entire litigation process, from meeting in person with new clients through final judgment after jury trials. I am eager to speak to you regarding your potential injury or wrongful death claim. The consultation is free, and there is no charge unless you recover for your injuries. I can be reached at (727) 821-3195.
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