What are the requirements to become Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law?

Board Certification requires both experience and the successful completion of a written examination.

To be eligible to sit for the Board Certification exam a lawyer must

  1. have practiced for at least five (5) years and devoted a substantial part of his practice to personal injury cases
  2. have tried at least ten (10) trials to verdict and,
  3. receive favorable recommendations from fellow lawyers and judges.

The Board Certification examination for Personal Injury Trial Law involves a rigorous day long written examination covering all areas of both state and federal law and procedure applicable to personal injury cases. About one out of every four lawyers who take the Board Certification exam for Personal Injury Trial Law fails the exam.