Board Certification

A Mark of Excellence

Scott Scherr is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law.

Board Certified

There are over 70,000 attorneys licensed to practice in Texas. Only 7,000 have earned the right to be publicly recognized as Board Certified specialists in one of 21 select areas of law. Only approximately 2 percent of Texas lawyers are Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and to earn such certifications, they have to meet strenuous guidelines such as:

  • Been licensed to practice law for at least five years
  • Dedicated the majority of their practice to personal injury trial law for a number of years
  • Attended continuing education seminars regularly to keep legal training up to date
  • Been evaluated by fellow lawyers and judges
  • Passed a day-long written examination, which demonstrates their extensive knowledge of the law of evidence, procedure, and other substantive law involved in the trial of personal injury cases

The Texas Board of Legal Specialization was established in 1974 by the Supreme Court of Texas at the request of State Bar of Texas and is the only governing board authorized to certify attorneys in legal specialty areas.

You can visit The Texas Board of Legal Specialization’s website at tbls.org.

Why Choose Board Certified

Mark of Excellence

Board Certification is a mark of excellence and a distinguishing accomplishment.

Within the Texas legal community, Board Certification means an attorney has substantial, relevant experience in a select field of law as well as demonstrated, and tested, special competence in that area of law.

A Distinguished Few

There are more than 70,000 attorneys licensed to practice in Texas. Only 7,000 are Board Certified.

Board Certified lawyers earn the right to publicly represent themselves as a specialist in a select area of the law. In fact, they are the only attorneys allowed by the State Bar of Texas to do so. This designation sets them apart as being an attorney with the highest, public commitment to excellence in their area of law.

The process is voluntary and can only take place after an attorney has been in practice for five years, with a minimum of three years experience in the specialty area.

Moreover, 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 TBLS approved, continuing legal education course work to stay abreast of current trends in law.

Easy to Find

Few Texas attorneys have answered the challenge laid down 36 years ago by the Supreme Court of Texas and the State Bar of Texas to “…serve the public interest and advance the standards of the legal profession.”

We invite you to connect with a Board Certified attorney today.

Please visit tbls.org for more information.

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