What It Means When You Hire A Lawyer Certified By The Texas Board Of Legal Specialization

Imagine sitting in a sold-out Cowboys Stadium on a football Sunday. Eighty thousand pigskin fans, if not Dallas Cowboys fanatics, surround you, cheering on the home team. Now, picture that same stadium with 10,000 fewer people, so 1/8th of everyone there. That is how many attorneys, 70,000 worth, who are licensed to practice law in the state of Texas. Consider if you will, that only 1/10th of those, or 7,000, are certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization (TBLS).

So, what does that mean?

In 1974, the Supreme Court of Texas established the Texas Board of Legal Specialization at the request of the State Bar of Texas. That organization is the only governing board authorized to certify attorneys in legal specialty areas in 21 select areas of law.

The process for a Texas lawyer to become certified is rigorous. If an attorney meets the TBSL guidelines, the public can be assured the lawyer is highly qualified to practice in the area in which they are certified.

To become board certified in a specific area of practice, a Texas lawyer must:

  • complete TBLS-approved Continuing Legal Education course requirements,
  • furnish at least 10 qualified references,
  • have practiced law for at least five years, with at least three of those being in the area in which the lawyer wishes to become certified’
  • provide extensive, relevant experience documentation and
  • pass a comprehensive, daylong, specialty area examination.

Attorney John J. Pfister, Jr., is certified in family law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialists. His years of courtroom experience, legal knowledge and demonstrated ability to represent clients in all family law issues ensures his clients receive unparalleled legal representation and precise, accurate legal advice.

Individuals throughout the DFW Metroplex can turn to Pfister, Borserine & Associates for experienced help. We offer accurate information and experienced advice, from a legal team of John J. Pfister Jr. and Charity Borserine, family law attorneys with more than 30 years of combined experience, including Mr. Pfister. We will provide you with your options and guard your legal interests.

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Based in Frisco, Texas, the law firm of Pfister, Borserine & Associates represents clients in North Dallas and the DFW Metroplex, including Plano, McKinney, Richardson, The Colony, Lewisville, Corinth, Carrollton, Dallas, Ft. Worth, Arlington, Irving, Allen, Little Elm, Wylie, Lucas, Fairview, Denton, Parker, Prosper, and Celina, TX.

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