FORD EXPLORER ROLLOVER BOARD CERTIFICATION
INJURY TRIAL LAWYER
Board of Legal Specialization
Certified-Personal Injury Trial Lawyer
by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization identifies an attorney who
has been recognized as having extensive knowledge and actual experience
trying a prescribed number of personal injury cases to a jury verdict.
In order to be Board Certified, Mr. Willis had to pass strict testing
and qualification requirements to demonstrate his knowledge of the law
of evidence, procedure and other areas of substantive law in the trial
of civil cases. Less than 2% of all Texas attorneys have earned this important
certification. Mr. Willis maintains an aggressive personal injury practice
focusing on litigation involving product liability litigation, SUV Rollovers,
defective tires, seatbelt litigation, industrial accidents, and all phases
of products liability.
At the Willis Law firm each and every case is thoroughly investigated
both legally and factually before being filed. In most cases experts and
specialists are consulted early on to help investigate and lay the necessary
strong foundation for a successful recovery.
is a Personal Injury Trial Law Board Certified Attorney?
Board Certified attorney is an attorney who has demonstrated special competence
in a particular field and whose competence has been certified by the Texas
Board of Legal Specialization.
The Texas Board of Legal Specialization was created by the Supreme Court
of Texas, and the Board members are appointed by the President of the
State Bar of Texas. The Board, in turn, administers the program through
which an attorney may demonstrate special competence in a particular area
of law practice.
many attorneys in Texas are currently Certified in Personal Injury Trial
only 1,350 Texas attorneys are now Board Certified in Personal Injury
does the consumer know whether an attorney is Board Certified in Personal
Injury Trial Law?
certified attorneys are entitled to indicate certification on business
cards and letterhead by using the expression “Board Certified –
Personal Injury Trial Law – Texas Board of Legal Specialization.”
They may display the Certificate of Special Competence awarded by the
Texas Board of Legal Specialization and list the certification in legal
directories and telephone listings under “Attorneys – Board
long does an attorney remain certified in Personal Injury Trial Law?
in Texas is for a period of 5 years. To remain certified after that time,
every 5 years the attorney must apply for re-certification and meet the
requirements for continued experience, peer review and continuing legal
are the general requirements for Board Certification in Personal Injury
All Personal Injury Trial
Law Board Certified Attorneys in Texas must have:
licensed to practice law for at least 5 years
personal injury trial law for at least 3 years
a minimum of 25% of their law practice to personal injury trial law
a wide variety of personal injury trial law matters to demonstrate experience
personal injury trial law continuing legal education seminars regularly
to keep their legal training up to date
evaluated by fellow lawyers and judges
a day-long written examination
special requirements must a lawyer who is Board Certified in Personal
Injury Trial Law meet?
Texas lawyer who is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law must
have handled jury trials in cases involving vehicle accidents, worker’s
compensation, premises liability. Products liability, statutory tort claims,
maritime accidents, social security claims or claims involving mental
anguish damages not necessarily accompanied by a physical jury. The lawyer
must also have extensive knowledge of the law of evidence, procedure,
and other substantive law in the trial of civil cases.
source - Texas Board of Legal Specialization )