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
Austin, Texas (PRWEB) February 17, 2016
Texas Board of Legal Specialization (TBLS) announced Todd Kelly received Board Certification in Personal Injury Trial Law. Kelly currently practices in Austin, Texas where he is part of The Carlson Law Firm
Board Certification is a voluntary designation program certifying Texas attorneys in 22 specific areas of law. Board Certified attorneys 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 Hal Moorman, Chairman of the TBLS Board of Directors.
Todd Kelly is a 1995 graduate of The Dickinson School of Law. He has been named partner of The Carlson Law Firm since December 2014 and was licensed by the State Bar of Texas in 2015. He has been recognized locally as one of Houston’s Top Lawyers in 2005, 2007, 2008 and 2012. He has been selected as a Texas Super Lawyer in 2011, 2012, 2014 and 2015 and named a Texas Monthly Top Attorney from 2011 to 2014. Along with his Martindale-Hubbell AV Rating, he was recognized for Excellence in Personal Injury Litigation by Texas Monthly Magazine last year. In 2013, Kelly was inducted into the Texas Lawyer Hall of Fame for attaining a verdict of $16.9 Million for a girl who was raped at a long-term care facility. Nationally, Kelly is a member of the Million and Multi-Million Dollar Advocate’s Forums. Additionally, Kelly is member of the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers, the Elite Lawyers of America, and the National Association of Distinguished Counsel.
Board Certification is offered in 22 specific areas of law to attorneys. Initial certification is valid for five years. To remain certified attorneys and paralegals must apply for re-certification every five years and meet substantial involvement, peer review and continuing legal education requirements for their specialty area.
To learn more about Board Certification or find a certified attorney or paralegal in your area visit http://www.tbls.org.