Mark of Excellence
Over three decades ago the Supreme Court of Texas established the Texas Board of Legal Specialization (“TBLS”) to “promote the availability, accessibility and quality of the services of attorneys to the public in particular areas of the law . . . and to advance the standards of the legal profession.” The TBLS has a process for certifying lawyers as specialists in 21 different areas of law. Personal injury is one of those areas of specialty. The Board Certification process is tough and thorough with strict, yearly ongoing requirements to maintain familiarization with current trends in law. Cade Browning is a board certified personal injury attorney by the TBLS.
Board Certification is a mark of excellence and a distinguishing accomplishment. Within the Texas legal community, Board Certification means an attorney has substantial, relevant experience in a select field of law as well as demonstrated, and tested, special competence in that area of law. Put that experience to work for you when you call Browning Law Firm.
There are more than 70,000 attorneys licensed to practice in Texas. Only 7,000 are Board Certified. Even fewer are certified as personal injury trial law specialists.
Board Certified lawyers earn the right to publicly represent themselves as a specialist in a select area of the law. In fact, they are the only attorneys allowed by the State Bar of Texas to do so. This designation sets them apart as being an attorney with the highest, public commitment to excellence in their area of law.
The process is voluntary and can only take place after an attorney passes through a rigorous process in a specialty area. An attorney who is Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Personal Injury Trial Law must have handled jury trials dealing with matters such as vehicle accidents, worker’s compensation, premises liability, products liability, statutory tort claims, maritime accidents, or social security claims which involve a physical or mental injury to a person.
The attorney must also have extensive knowledge of the law of evidence, procedure, and other substantive law involved in the trial of personal injury cases.
To become Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law, an attorney must have:
- Been licensed to practice law for at least five years;
- Devoted a required percentage of practice to personal injury trial law for at least three years;
- Handled a wide variety of personal injury trial law matters to demonstrate experience and involvement;
- Attended personal injury trial law continuing education seminars regularly to keep legal training up to date;
- Been evaluated by fellow lawyers and judges;
- Passed a day-long written examination
Moreover, Board Certification is not a one-time event. It requires an ongoing involvement in the specialty area which is periodically substantiated with references from peers in that field. It also requires annual professional refreshment through TBLS approved, continuing legal education course work to stay abreast of current trends in law.
We strongly urge you to only retain a Board Certified Personal Injury Trial Specialist in your case.