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​Orlando Board Certified Criminal Trial Attorney

Lisa Figueroa, Esq. of the Florida Defense team has earned her Board Certification in Criminal Trial Law.

Board-certified attorneys are the only attorneys that can say they are an “expert” or a “specialist” in their particular field. 

Why Should You Hire a Board Certified Attorney?

The Florida Bar offers a Board Certification program for its members to help the public make an informed decision when seeking and selecting attorneys.

Attorneys that are board-certified in criminal trial law have proved their competency and experience is on a higher level than a lawyer who doesn’t have the certification.

Choosing an attorney can be a complicated and confusing process. With so many options, how do you make the decision? Board Certification is a reliable measure to use during this process.

What is Board Certification?

Board certification recognizes lawyers who have demonstrated their expertise in a particular field. The Florida Supreme Court established the Board Certification Program in 1982 to help people identify lawyers that specialize in a set area of law.

Certification is the Florida Bar’s highest level of evaluation for attorneys’ experience and competency in 25 self-selected areas before being approved by the Supreme Court.

Requirements for Board Certification in Criminal Trial Law

The requirements for certification in criminal trial law are:

  • Practice law on a full-time basis for at least five years
  • Handle 25 criminal cases with at least 20 jury trials, tried to verdict, at least 15 of which involved a felony
  • Show substantial involvement in the field of criminal trial law
  • Demonstrate that at least 30 percent or more of the practice was devoted to criminal law during the three-year period immediately preceding application
  • Pass satisfactory peer review of competence in the specialty field as well as character, ethics, and professionalism in the practice of law
  • Receive endorsements from at least four attorneys and two judges
  • Satisfy the certification area’s continuing legal education requirement, which is 45 hours of continuing legal education within the three years preceding application
  • Pass a written six-hour examination demonstrating knowledge, skills, and proficiency in the field of criminal trial law to justify the representation of special competence

For a free consultation with a board-certified criminal trial attorney in Orlando committed to delivering results-focused representation to people from all backgrounds and circumstances, contact Florida Defense Team now.

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