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Does my Lawyer Need to be Board Certified?

November 12, 2020
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Board Certified is a term we hear, but what it means? We hear it used in terms of both attorneys and doctors. Let’s take a closer look at what it means to be board-certified and if it should matter to you, as the client.

What Does Board Certified Mean?

For a physician, board certification means that they have gone above and beyond their peers by pursuing more than the minimum requirements for their particular specialty. They will agree to participate in additional and ongoing training and assessments. It certainly is desirable to have a board-certified doctor, knowing they are pursuing excellence.

What does Board Certified mean for an attorney?

For one thing, it means years of trial experience. If you are going to trial, then this is definitely a quality you want in your attorney. You want someone who is confident and experienced in the courtroom. According to, “Board certification recognizes attorneys’ special knowledge, skills, and proficiency in various areas of law and professionalism and ethics in practice.”

Are Most Attorney’s Board Certified?

In Florida, seven percent of Florida Bar members are board certified. Less than 1.5 percent of attorneys in Florida are Board Certified civil trial attorneys. That means the other 5.5 percent specialize in other areas of law.

In order to obtain this board certification, an attorney has to have been practicing law for a minimum of five years. They also have to undergo testing and ongoing legal education. It takes extra time in an already busy schedule to become Board Certified. These are attorneys who are seeking excellence in their field.

Are Nance Cacciatore Attorney’s Board Certified?

At Nance| Cacciatore Law, all six of our partners in the firm are Board Certified.

How Qualified are the Attorney’s at Nance Law?

Not only are our partners board certified, but they have outstanding records in civil trial law.

  • James H. Nance obtained the first $1 million verdict in the 18th Judicial Circuit.
  • In the 1970s, Sammy Cacciatore literally helped to change negligence laws, so that victims of personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits would receive appropriate compensation.
  • John N. Hamilton has won numerous multi-million dollar verdicts for his clients.
  • Charles G. Barger, Jr. won one of the largest verdicts of its kind in Brevard County in a legal malpractice case.
  • James N. Nance won one of the largest verdicts in state history that caused an insurance company to pay millions over its policy coverage.
  • Sammy M. Cacciatore, in addition to being a board-certified attorney, has his Master’s degree in Health Sciences making him uniquely qualified in understanding the needs of injured people which is extremely important when fighting for their rights in a trial.

If you are in need of an attorney to fight for your rights in a civil law trial such as car accident injury, wrongful death, liability, or malpractice, then you need look no further than the extremely qualified attorneys of Nance Law. As we illustrated above, our attorneys strive for excellence and fight vehemently on behalf of their clients. Don’t sit at home fretting about what to do.  We can help you every step of the way.

Nance Law is on your side!

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