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Board Certification

Why Florida Bar Board Certification is Important

A lawyer has to do a terrific job for clients, but to get to that point, a client must consider an attorney’s experience and qualifications, including board certification. Three Regan Atwood attorneys are Florida Bar board certified: Jeff Regan, Gene Atwood, and Chad Walker.

The Florida Bar states, “board certification recognizes attorneys’ special knowledge, skills and proficiency in various areas of law and professionalism and ethics in practice … helps consumers identify specialists in various areas of law.”

Board Certification

What is Board Certification?

Florida is different than most states because Florida offers Board Certification for attorneys, a process which involves a peer review, and specialty competency exams. The Florida Bar Board of Legal Certification handles lawyer board certification.

Board certification requires that an attorney has practiced a minimum of five years. The attorneys are vetted, peer reviewed, and have to demonstrate exceptional ability in their specific practice area, and sit for an exam.

Board Certification
Board Certification

Board certified attorneys must recertify every five years, which requires substantial continuing and advanced education credits in their certified areas. In certain certifications, such as Jeffrey C. Regan’s in business litigation, the trial of five cases every five years along with input from the judges in those cases.

The Florida Bar states that only seven percent of Florida attorneys are board certified. Only board certified attorneys are allowed to state they are experts or specialists within a specified practice area. An attorney must be board certified to be deemed expert. Specialist and expert are words that are proudly stated by the Regan Atwood board certified attorneys.

Being well versed in contracts and real estate is critical in order to be able to give full service to Regan Atwood clients. The Florida Bar board certification test also includes a number of questions that are strictly real estate law. Attorneys must understand how a construction lien works, what recording statutes in Florida by may mean. By having those understandings, Regan Atwood can give a client advice when they first come in on what the endgame will be.

 

 

 

Board Certification

Attorney Jeffrey C. Regan

Managing Partner

30+ years practicing Florida law, Florida Bar Board Certified in Business Litigation, and in Construction Law.

Board Certification

Attorney F. Eugene Atwood

Partner

20+ years practicing Florida law, Florida Bar Board Certified in Construction Law; admitted in Florida and Georgia.

Orlando Florida Attorney-Charles-R-Walker-Jr-Regan-Atwood

Attorney Charles R. Walker, Jr.

Partner

19 years practicing Florida law, Florida Bar Board Certified in Construction Law.

Experience. Integrity. Results.

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