Florida Board Certified in Criminal Trials and Criminal Appeals
- Certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy as a Criminal Trial Advocate
- AV Rated by Martindale Hubbell
- A board certified attorney has demonstrated skill and expertise in a particular field and has proven it through rigorous examination and testing by an accredited organization. Accredited organizations must demonstrate that lawyers certified have an enhanced level of expertise and substantial involvement in the specialty area of certification. The standards are designed to enable the accredited organization to evaluate thoroughly the objectives, standards and procedures of applicants and to facilitate public access to appropriate legal services.
Not all qualified lawyers are certified, but those who are board certified have taken extra steps to have their competence and experience evaluated.
Why hire a board-certified lawyer?
Criminal Trial Practice: Certified lawyers in criminal trial law are involved in investigation, evaluation, pleading, discovery, taking of testimony, presentation of evidence, and argument of jury and nonjury cases. Criminal law is the practice of law dealing with the defense and prosecution of misdemeanor and felony crimes in state and federal trial and appellate courts.
Criminal Appellate Practice: Deals with recognition and preservation of error committed by lower tribunals, and the presentation of argument concerning the presence or absence of such error to state or federal appellate courts. Certified lawyers meet the same requirements as lawyers certified in criminal trial law and in addition must have handled 25 criminal appeals