In the field of law – lawyers admitted to their state bar associations are permitted to accept cases in any area of the law – regardless of whether they are well qualified.
Years ago, the National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA) was formed in the belief that consumers and the legal profession would benefit from establishing objective standards by which to measure legal experience and expertise… and the National Board of Trial Advocacy certification process was created. (In medicine, most hospitals do not let physicians practice without proof of board certification. Why? Because board certification provides an objective measure of experience and expertise.)
Currently, seven of the personal injury lawyers at RisCassi & Davis are Board Certified – among the highest percentage of any law firm in the region.
And what did our attorneys do to become Board Certified?
Each had to undergo a very rigorous review of their credentials, including full documentation of
their experience, all judicial and peer references, and an exam. They also had to report any and all disciplinary matters brought before any official body, whether public or private, for scrutiny by the NBLSC Standards Committee.
All are not created equal. It’s very important not to settle for just any personal injury law firm. Make sure the majority of the lawyers in the law firm you choose are Board Certified. It matters.