There are more than 100,000 attorneys licensed to practice in Texas. Approximately 7,450 are Board Certified.
Board Certification means that an attorney (1) has extensive experience in a select field of law, (2) has passed a rigorous exam to demonstrate that he/she has special competence or expertise in a particular area of law, and (3) has received references from one's peers who practice in the same area of law. Being a Board Certified attorney is similar to being a Board Certified Physicians, who are often called "specialists."
I chose to become become Board Certified in Family Law because I like fighting for families and children, and I wanted to be prepared as much as possible to help my clients. To remain Board Certified, I not only have to continue my concentration on Family Law, I have to continue to complete special courses that keeps me "up-to-speed" on the most recent changes in the law.
Does hiring a Board Certified attorney guarantee the client a certain result? Of course not. But wouldn't you feel more secure in putting your family, your kids or your assets, in the hands of a professional who is one of the few who is Board Certified?