Former Prosecutor Receives Certification in Criminal Law from the Texas Board of Legal Specialization

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Fort Worth Criminal Defense Attorney Anna R. Summersett Receives Board Certification in Criminal Law from the Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Texas Board of Legal Specialization (TBLS) announced Anna R. Summersett received Board Certification in Criminal Law. Anna R. Summersett is a Fort Worth criminal defense attorney and a partner at Varghese, Summersett & Smith, PLLC.

Board Certified attorneys specialize in a particular area of law and must be licensed for at least five years, devote a required percentage of practice to a specialty area for at least three years, attend continuing education seminars, pass an evaluation by fellow lawyers and judges and pass a 6-hour written examination.

“An attorney has to do something extra to get certified and then they have to continue to work and acquire knowledge in their specialty area to remain certified. You could say it is a life-long commitment,” said R. Hal Moorman, Chairman of the TBLS Board of Directors.

Anna R. Summersett is a 2009 graduate of Texas Wesleyan School of Law, now Texas A&M Law School, and was licensed by the State Bar of Texas in 2009. She became a named partner at Varghese, Summersett & Smith, PLLC, in 2014, after serving five years as a criminal prosecutor. Varghese, Summersett & Smith, PLLC is a Fort Worth Criminal Defense and Civil Litigation firm with over 35 years and 300 jury trials of combined experience. The firm is also currently a finalist for the Fort Worth Chamber Emerging Business of the Year 2015. To learn more visit

Board Certification is offered in 21 specific areas of law to attorneys. Initial certification is valid for five years. To remain certified attorneys and paralegals must apply for recertification every five years and meet substantial involvement, peer review and continuing legal education requirements for their specialty area.

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