If your head hurts, it would be silly to see a foot doctor. Yet, every day people make the same sort of mistake when choosing a lawyer to help them.
The Texas Board of Legal Specialization certifies specialists in a variety of legal fields such as real estate, family, and criminal law. If you need help with a personal injury claim, you should consider seeing a specialist, i.e., a lawyer that has been Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law.
Only about 2% of Texas lawyers are Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law.
To be certified, a lawyer must be dedicating at least 25% of his law practice to personal injury law. The lawyer must obtain positive references from at least four Texas attorneys who are substantially involved in personal injury law, and one judge of record in Texas whom the lawyer has appeared before as an advocate in a personal injury case. The attorney must also pass an extensive written examination.
Board Certification is not a one-time event. It requires an ongoing involvement in the specialty area which is periodically substantiated with references from peers in that field. It also requires annual professional refreshment through continuing legal education course work to stay abreast of current trends in law. You can learn more at the Texas Board of Legal Specialization’s website: http://www.tbls.org/
At Heygood, Orr & Pearson, Mr. Heygood, Mr. Orr, and Mr. Pearson are all Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Mr. Heygood and Mr. Orr are additionally Board Certified in Civil Trial Advocacy Law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. We are extremely proud of the qualifications, knowledge, and experience of all our attorneys and encourage you to learn more about them here: http://hop-law.com/our-trial-attorneys/