Board Certified

What is a Board Certified Attorney?  A Board Certified Attorney has demonstrated special competence in a particular field in which the Texas Board of Legal Specialization has certified the attorney’s competence.

To become Board Certified in a specialty such as Criminal Law, an attorney must have:

  • Licensed to practice law at least five years;
  • Devoted a minimum percentage of practice to a specialty area for at least three years;
  • Handled a wide variety of matters in the area to demonstrate experience and involvement;
  • Attended continuing education seminars regularly to keep training up to date;
  • Evaluated by fellow lawyers and judges; and
  • Passed a six-hour written examination.

To become Board Certified in a specialty such as Criminal Appellate Law, an attorney must have:

  • Licensed to practice law at least five years;
  • Devoted at least 25 percent of practice to criminal appeals;
  • Handled a sufficient number of post-conviction writs and appeals in criminal cases;
  • Attended continuing education seminars regularly to keep training up to date; and
  • Evaluated by fellow lawyers and judges

Only a small percentage of lawyers in the State of Texas are Board Certified as Criminal Law and Criminal Appellate Specialists and in the private practice of criminal law. For more information on what it means to be board certified, see the official website of the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

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What is a Board Certified Attorney?
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A Board Certified Attorney is an attorney who has demonstrated special competence in a particular field in which the Texas Board of Legal Specialization has certified the attorney’s competence.


To become Board Certified in a specialty such as Criminal Law, an attorney must meet certain requirements. The requirements include:1. been licensed to practice law at least five years;
2. devote a minimum percentage of practice to a specialty area for at least three years;
3. handled a wide variety of matters in the area to demonstrate experience and involvement;
4. attend continuing education seminars regularly to keep training up to date;
5. been evaluated by fellow lawyers and judges; and
6. passed a day long written examination.


Only a small percentage of lawyers in the State of Texas are Board Certified as Criminal Law Specialists and in the private practice of criminal law. For more information on what it means to be board certified, see the official website of the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
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