The most important decision you will make when it comes to your personal injury case is choosing the lawyer who represents you. There are over 100,000 of them in Texas alone, so picking the right attorney can seem quite daunting. The Texas Board of Legal Specialization makes the choice easier by designating outstanding legal professionals through Board Certification. Terry Bryant is proud to carry that mark of excellence.
WHY BOARD CERTIFICATION MATTERS
When an attorney is Board Certified, it means they belong to an elite group of lawyers who have received a certification of special competence. There are several strict requirements that an attorney must meet before he or she can be given this certification. The distinction of being Board Certified means that the attorney has demonstrated the greatest level of proficiency in their field.
From the perspective of a client, hiring an attorney who is Board Certified means that you can be confident your attorney is qualified to provide you with exceptional legal representation. A Board Certified attorney has met the highest standards in his or her practice and, thus, should be well-positioned to offer experienced representation in their area of expertise
Terry Bryant is Board Certified in personal injury law. He has demonstrated his extensive knowledge of evidence, procedure, and other substantive laws involved in the trial of personal injury cases. He knows the law inside and out.
STRICT REQUIREMENTS AND CONTINUED EDUCATION
Less than 10% of attorneys across 20 areas of law, including personal injury, are certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, earning them the right to be recognized as specialists. Each of these attorneys has had to go through a rigorous application and examination process, and then complete ongoing requirements to maintain their specialist status.
To become Board Certified, attorneys must:
have been in practice for a minimum of five years with three years of substantial involvement in an area of law,
provide extensive, relevant experience documentation, and
pass a comprehensive day-long, specialty area examination.
Being Board Certified is not just a one-time honor bestowed upon an attorney. An attorney must maintain their level of skill, expertise, and competence in the law to keep their certification. You know that when you hire a Board Certified attorney you are hiring a lawyer who is recognized as being at the top of their game.
The certification process was established to make sure that clients can find attorneys who are distinguished and provide exceptional legal representation. The Texas Board of Legal Specialization ensures that only the most qualified attorneys are given certifications.
ABOUT THE TEXAS BOARD OF LEGAL SPECIALIZATION
The Supreme Court of Texas established the TBLS in 1974 at the request of the State Bar of Texas to promote the availability, accessibility, and quality of the services of attorneys to the public in specific areas of law and to advance the standards of the legal profession. It is the only governing board authorized to certify attorneys in legal specialty areas in Texas.
A 12-member board appointed by the president of the State Bar of Texas administers the program, which is now the nation’s largest and most successful legal Board Certification program.
If you need legal representation in a personal injury case, talk to Terry Bryant to learn more about obtaining the services of a Board Certified attorney. Contact the accident and injury law office of Terry Bryant today by filling out our online contact form or calling us at 1(800) 444-5000.