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What Does it Mean to Be a Board-Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer?

There are over 90,000 eligible to practice attorneys In the State of Florida, and only 410 are “Criminal Trial Certified” this means that less than half of a percent of all attorneys in the state of Florida are Criminal Trial Certified Lawyers.  According to the Florida Bar, the purpose of this certification is to identify the individuals who possess the knowledge, proficiency, and skills, in addition to the ethics, character, and professional reputation to be properly identified to the public as “Board Certified in Criminal Trial Lawyers”. This process was established by the Florida Supreme Court in 1982, with the intention to help consumers identify specialists in the different areas of law.

Given by the small percentage of “Criminal Defense”-practicing attorneys that achieve this prestigious certification, it’s an arduous and long process to obtain it. To give you a better idea of what it entails here is a list of the requirements:

  • Practice law for at least 5 years
  • Significant involvement in Criminal Trial Law, 30% or more for three years immediately preceding the application
  • Handling of at least 25 contested criminal cases
    • 20 jury trials, tried to a verdict
    • 15 involving a felony
    • 10 as lead counsel
  • 45 hours of approved criminal trial law certification continuing legal education in the 3 years preceding the application
  • Peer review
  • Written examination
    • This exam consists of 50 questions multiple choice, and 5 essays covering substantive and procedural law in both state and federal court

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Less than 1% of all Eligible Florida Attorneys are “Board Certified Criminal Trial Lawyers.”

Javier Chavez ESQ.

Board Certified – Criminal Trial Lawyer

Why Retain a Board-Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer?

As mentioned above “Board Certified” Attorneys have been evaluated by their peers for professionalism and tested by the Florida Bar for expertise. Board Certified Attorneys have achieved the next level of excellence through their commitment and dedication to their clients. Hiring a “Board-Certified Criminal Trial” Attorney, can give you the confidence that your case will be in the best hands possible.

Hiring a board-certified attorney means:

  • Expertise: Attorneys must pass a rigorous examination that evaluates a high level of knowledge, skills, and expertise in Criminal Law both at the state and federal level
  • Professionalism & ethics: Each board-certified lawyer undergoes an extensive peer-review process where professionalism, ethics and Criminal Law knowledge are evaluated
  • Credibility: This certification was established by the Florida Supreme Court in 1982, which is the state’s highest authority over the legal community in the state of Florida.

If you are looking to hire a “Board Certified – Criminal Trial Lawyer“, don’t hesitate to call usJavier Chavez possess over 20 years of experience successfully practicing Criminal Law in the State of Florida. We offer free consultations, payment plans, and are available to speak with you 24/7.