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I've learned that good clients who are on the fence during the sign up meeting don't want bravado to induce them to retain our firm. They want facts. Truth is, board certification is a hard fact--irrefutable and a tough cut. It serves as a vetting process that no client could ever duplicate. I've never touted my success, but I have touted board certification. The best part is that invariably my undisclosed competitor cannot. It makes a difference. It gives an edge. It's good for clients. I recommend it.

− Jack McGehee

The National Board of Trial Advocacy Division of the National Board of Legal Specialty Certification was the first American Bar Association accredited attorney board certifying agency in the world. Founded in 1977, NBTA offers board certification for Trial Lawyers, Criminal Lawyers, and Family Lawyers. NBLSC also offers board certification for Social Security Disability Lawyers. To qualify for one of these four certifications lawyers must have extensive experience in their specialty and meet rigorous objective quality standards.

Consumers may click here to find our board certified lawyers, or click here for a list of links to other credible attorney certification boards. Currently fewer than 4% of all practicing lawyers are certified by an ABA accredited or state sponsored certification board.

Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyers & Trial Attorneys

New BOARD CERTIFICATION FOR CIVIL PRETRIAL PRACTICE ATTORNEYS

Board certified civil pretrial practice lawyers represent private parties who typically are suing or being sued for money damages. These lawyers have significant litigation experience and skill at settling cases before trial. They are qualified to complete the preparatory steps for all disputes before a tribunal, including litigation proceedings from inception through discovery, pretrial motions and hearings, and alternative dispute resolution procedures. They are proficient in resolving disputes before lawsuits are filed, handling mediations and arbitrations. To find an attorney who is board certified in civil pretrial practice please click here. If you are an attorney and would like to see if you qualify for civil pretrial practice certification, please click here.
Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyers & Trial Attorneys

BOARD CERTIFICATION FOR TRIAL LAWYERS & TRIAL ATTORNEYS

Board certified civil trial lawyers represent private parties who typically are suing or being sued for money damages. These lawyers are qualified to try cases before juries and judges in state and federal courts. They are also competent in resolving disputes before lawsuits are filed, handling mediations and arbitrations. To find an attorney who is board certified in civil trial law please click here. If you are an attorney and would like to see if you qualify for civil trial certification, please click here.
Board Certified Criminal Trial Lawyers & Trial Attorneys

Board Certified Criminal Trial Lawyers & Trial Attorneys

Board certified criminal trial lawyers engage in the practice of law dealing with the defense and prosecution of misdemeanor and felony crimes in state and federal trial and appellate courts. To find an attorney who is board certified in criminal trial law please click here. If you are an attorney and would like to see if you qualify for criminal trial certification, please click here.
BOARD CERTIFIED FAMILY TRIAL LAWYER

Board Certified Family Lawyers & Attorneys

Board certified family trial lawyers engage in the practice of law dealing with legal cases arising from the family relationship of husband and wife, cohabitant and parent and child. It includes litigation of civil controversies arising from those relationships. In addition, a Board Certified Family Lawyer's duty includes evaluating, handling and resolving such controversies prior to the initiation of a suit and post judgment proceedings. To find an attorney who is board certified in family trial law please click here. If you are an attorney and would like to see if you qualify for family trial certification, please click here.
Board Certified Social Security Disability

Board Certified Social Security Disability Lawyer

Board certified social security disability lawyers engage in the comprehensive legal practice of counseling and representing persons with disabilities and their representatives about their rights to receive benefits from the social security administration. Board certified social security disability lawyers must be capable of representing their clients at the state agency level, at the hearing level, at the appeals council and in federal court. To find an attorney who is board certified in social security disability trial law please click here. If you are an attorney and would like to see if you qualify for social security disability trial certification, please click here.