David Charles Willis - Membership information with The Florida Bar - Find more information about David Charles Willis on The Florida Bar website including the attorney's current membership classification, eligibility status and ten year discipline history, if any. Check the Florida bar website to make sure the attorney is a member in good standing with the Florida Bar and currently licensed to practice law in Florida.
Florida Bar Board Certification in Business Litigation - Lawyers certified in Business Litigation by the Florida Board of Legal Specialization have demonstrated substantial involvement in this area of the law.
Under Rule 6-16.2, the term "business litigation" is defined as the practice of law dealing with "the legal problems arising from commercial and business relationships including litigation of controversies arising from those relationships."
Business litigation law includes "evaluating, handling and resolving such controversies before state courts, federal courts, administrative agencies, mediators, and arbitrators."
The term business litigation does not usually include marital and family law, routine collection matters, personal injury or workers' compensation.
Florida Bar Board Certification in Construction Law - Under Rule 6-24.2, the term "construction law" is the practice of law "dealing with matters relating to the design and construction of improvements on private and public projects including, but not limited to, construction dispute resolution, contract negotiation, preparation, award and administration, lobbying in governmental hearings, oversight and document review, construction lending and insurance, construction licensing...."
Construction law also includes the "analysis and litigation of problems arising out of the Florida Construction Lien Law, section 255.05, Florida Statutes, and the federal Miller Act, 40 U. S.C. Section 270."
Lawyers certified in Construction Law by the Florida Board of Legal Specialization have met the minimum standards for construction law certification. Those standards are set out in Rule 6-24.3 which include the practice of law for at least 5 years, substantial involvement in the specialty of construction law (40% or more), and 45 hours of approved construction law certification continuing legal education. Attorney also submit to peer review and pass a written examination.
Florida Bar Board Certification in Real Estate Law - Real estate law involves either residential real estate or commercial real estate. Florida Lawyers certified in Real Estate Law by the Florida Board of Legal Specialization have demonstrated substantial involvement in this area of the law.
The minimum standards for real estate law certification is set out in Rule 6-9.3. Those requirements include the practice of law for at least 5 years, substantial involvement in the specialty of real estate law (40% or more in the 3 years immediately preceding application), and the completion of 45 hours of approved real estate law certification continuing legal education (CLE) in the 3 years immediately preceding application. The real estate attorney must also submit to peer review and pass a written examination.
Under Rule 6-9.2, the term "real estate law" is defined as the "practice of law, regardless of jurisdiction, dealing with matters relating to ownership and rights in real property including, but not limited to, the examination of titles, real estate conveyances and other transfers, leases, sales and other transactions involving real estate, condominiums, cooperatives, property owners associations and planned developments, interval ownership, zoning and land use planning regulation, real estate development and financing, real estate litigation, and the determination of property rights."