By Collin County Criminal Defense Lawyer Jeremy Rosenthal
I recently became Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Those who know me know I’m not big into telling everyone how many pushups I can do, what a “tough-guy” I am, or how many dragons I’ve slain in the past as a defense lawyer.
I’ve certainly taken my lumps in this profession which any lawyer (who is being honest) will admit to taking as well. Fortunately as time goes on my lumps have become less and less and my happy results have become more and more.
I think Board Certification is important not only for professional development but also from the standpoint of my clients.
Board certification has always been a goal for me. This is because (1) it is my profession which I take very seriously (I don’t know why someone wouldn’t want to excel in their given endeavor); and (2) I knew the process in and of itself would make me a better lawyer.
There is a strenuous application process, a large amount to study, and finally a very nasty test the likes of which I would place alongside the bar exam in difficulty. This was a very time consuming process which took time away from my practice and my family.
I do feel the sacrifices I made in this process were worth it to help my clients. I hope they think so too!
*Jeremy Rosenthal is Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and licensed by the Supreme Court of Texas. Nothing in this article is intended to be legal advice. For legal advice about any situation you should contact a lawyer directly.