BOARD CERTIFIED LAWYERS
Board certification recognizes attorneys’ special knowledge, skills and proficiency in various areas of the law along with professionalism and ethics in practice. Board certified lawyers are evaluated for professionalism and tested for expertise. Certification is The Florida Bar’s highest level of evaluation of the competency and experience of attorneys in the 24 areas of law approved for certification by the Supreme Court of Florida.
Established in 1982 by the Florida Supreme Court, board certification helps consumers identify specialists in various areas of law. Indeed, board certified Florida Bar members are the only Florida attorneys allowed to identify themselves as “Board Certified,” “Specialist,” “Expert” or to use the letters “B.C.S.” for Board Certified Specialist on business cards or letterhead, in legal directories or in advertising.