Why is it important that an attorney be board certified? While you can find an attorney for any kind of case you wish to make, do you really want just any old attorney? You want someone who's experienced in the kind of case you want to make, someone who knows what they're doing in a courtroom. You could ask any potential attorneys for their qualifications, or you could find someone board certified. What does that mean? It means that they've chosen to focus on a specific area of the law, and that they've demonstrated above-average competence in it. They've also been recognized by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and certified. They have to keep up their certification on this subject as the law changes, so they can stay on top of it. In addition, Texas board-certified lawyers have to be practicing for at least five years with a minimum of three years in the specific area. They have experience and knowledge. Now, wouldn't you rather have a board-certified attorney working for you than someone you picked at random? Of course, you also have to make sure that you have a board-certified attorney in the right area of the law. By right, I mean that you don't want to file a personal injury claim with a lawyer certified in family cases! It's important to do your research on lawyers, just as you would anything else. Larry W. Harrison was certified in 1988, and has re-certified every five years (his most current one is 2013) in personal injury trial. If that's the kind of case you want to make, contact his office today.