Florida Board Certification

BOARD

CERTIFICATION

Each of the lawyers at Langston, Hess & Moyles, P.A. has been
board certified by the Florida Bar as an expert in his area of law.

What is Board Certification?

Board certification is Florida's official, independent determination of an attorney's expertise to practice in a specialty field of law. 

 

Certification is the "gold standard" for Florida lawyers, administered by the most credible and highest authority regarding the state's legal community: The Florida Bar.

 

  • Board certification recognizes an attorney's expertise through an extensive and continual evaluation process. 

  • These attorneys have dedicated themselves to a heightened level of excellence through character, professionalism, ethics and credibility in the practice of law. 

Certification is The Florida Bar’s highest level of recognition for attorneys in the 27 areas of law approved for certification.  Certification is intended to help consumers identify specialists in various areas of law. 

Only seven percent (7%) of Florida Bar members have earned board certification. 

To earn board certification, an attorney must meet the following requirements:​

  • Demonstrate substantial involvement in the field of law for which certification is sought.

  • Pass a rigorous peer-review process that assesses competence in the specialty field as well as character, ethics and professionalism in the practice of law.

  • Satisfy the certification area’s continuing legal education requirements.

  • Practice law for a minimum of five years before becoming eligible to start the certification process.

  • Pass a comprehensive examination that evaluates a high level of knowledge, skills and expertise in a specialty field.  

The video above explains the benefits of board certification.