Certification by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization identifies an attorney who has been recognized as having extensive knowledge and actual experience trying a prescribed number of personal injury cases to a jury verdict. In order to be Board Certified, Mr. Willis had to pass strict testing and qualification requirements to demonstrate his knowledge of the law of evidence, procedure and other areas of substantive law in the trial of civil cases. Less than 2% of all Texas attorneys have earned this important certification. Mr. Willis maintains an aggressive personal injury practice focusing on all phases of products liability which include:
At the Willis Law Firm each and every case is thoroughly investigated both legally and factually before being filed. In most cases experts and specialists are consulted early on to help investigate and lay the necessary strong foundation for a successful recovery.
What is a Board Certified Attorney?
A Board Certified attorney is an attorney who has demonstrated special competence in a particular field and whose competence has been certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
The Texas Board of Legal Specialization was created by the Supreme Court of Texas, and the Board members are appointed by the President of the State Bar of Texas. The Board, in turn, administers the program through which an attorney may demonstrate special competence in a particular area of law practice.
How many attorneys in Texas are currently Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law?
Approximately only 1,350 Texas attorneys are now Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law.
How does the consumer know whether an attorney is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law?
Board Certified attorneys are entitled to indicate certification on business cards and letterhead by using the expression “Board Certified – Personal Injury Trial Law – Texas Board of Legal Specialization.” They may display the Certificate of Special Competence awarded by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and list the certification in legal directories and telephone listings under “Attorneys – Board Certified.”
How long does an attorney remain Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law?
Certification in Texas is for a period of 5 years. To remain certified after that time, every 5 years the attorney must apply for re-certification and meet the requirements for continued experience, peer review and continuing legal education.
What are the general requirements for Board Certification in Personal Injury Trial Law?
All Personal Injury Trial Law Board Certified Attorneys in Texas must have:
What special requirements must a lawyer who is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law meet?
A Texas lawyer who is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law must have handled jury trials in cases involving car accidents, worker’s compensation, premises liability, products liability, statutory tort claims, maritime accidents, social security claims or claims involving mental anguish damages not necessarily accompanied by a physical injury. The lawyer must also have extensive knowledge of the law of evidence, procedure, and other substantive law in the trial of civil cases.
Source: Texas Board of Legal Specialization