Board Certified® in Civil Trial Law
Dallas Lawyers with Decades of Experience
Hiring an attorney is a big step. It can be difficult to determine whether or not a lawyer is truly qualified and capable of handling your situation. The outcome of a personal injury claim is too important to leave in the hands of an amateur or unaccomplished lawyer. The amount of experience and the accomplishments that an attorney has attained can be important indicators as to whether or not an attorney can successfully take on your case.
At Jackson Allen & Williams, LLP, our accolades speak for our ability to get results:
- Members of the American Bar Association
- Board Certified® in Civil Trial Law
About the American Bar Association
One of the best ways to estimate an attorney's level of expertise is by finding out if they are certified by the American Bar Association (ABA). Founded in 1977, the
National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA) is a division of the National Board of Legal Specialty Certification. This division was the first ABA-accredited attorney board certifying agency in the world.
The NBTA is able to provide board certification for trial lawyers, criminal lawyers, family lawyers, and Social Security disability Lawyers. In order to earn such a certification, a legal professional must have extensive experience and meet all quality standards in their specific field.
Board Certification Standards
Board certification is not a requirement to practice law. It is an honor that recognizes commitment to understanding the law and maintaining high standards of legal practice. Only the best of the best are able to receive board certification. Almost all lawyers claim they are experts in their field, but are they really? The best way to determine the validity of such a claim is to ask an objective agency that can attest to the truth of such a claim. The National Board of Trial Advocacy provides this service.
There are more than 70,000 attorneys practicing in Texas, but only 7,000 of them are publicly recognized as board-certified specialists by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. This means that Attorney Jackson of Jackson Allen & Williams, LLP is
among only 10% of attorneys in the state who have earned this recognition.
The standards to become and to stay a board-certified attorney are quite rigorous. Criteria for this honor include:
- Good standing in the specific field
- At least 5 years of actual practice
- Evidence of substantial involvement in his or her field
- At least 30% of their time must have been devoted to civil trial litigation during the 3 years just prior to applying for the certification
There are a number of other standards that must be met as well. The process is demanding and the honor lasts for five years at a time. Board-certified attorneys must apply for
recertification every five years. This process ensures that the professionals who are board certified continue to be top-quality attorneys.
Working with Our Dedicated Team
Attorney Brad Jackson is one of the very few attorneys in Texas who is board certified in civil trial law. This means that when you work with our legal team, you are represented by the best of the best. Mr. Jackson's experience and skill has also been recognized by the American Bar Association, so you can rest assured you are making the right decision when you work with members of our firm. Working with a board-certified attorney can make a significant difference in your case. You can be confident that you are working with a lawyer who is truly an expert in their field. When it comes to your compensation, can you afford to hire an attorney who is anything less? Do not hesitate to contact us today for help with your personal injury claim.