What does it mean to be a Board Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer?
Board certified lawyers have met The Florida Bar's highest standards for special knowledge, skills and proficiency in various areas of law and professionalism and ethics in the practice of law.
Certification is the Florida Bar's highest level of evaluation of the competency and experience of attorneys
Board Certified lawyers' experience and competency have been rigorously evaluated, and the only Florida lawyers allowed to refer to themselves as specialists or experts or to use the letters B.C.S. to indicate Board Certified Specialist when referring to their legal credentials.
To be considered for Board Certification in the area of Criminal Trial Law an attorney must have handled a minimum of 25 criminal trials, passed a peer review by judges and lawyers, and completed 45 hours of continuing legal education in the area of practice.