Find an attorney focused on civil trial law in Florida. Civil trial law is defined to include litigation of civil controversies in federal and state court as opposed to criminal matters. In most civil trial law cases the litigation involves money damages. Examples of civil trial law matters would include personal injury litigation, medical malpractice, business law, construction claims, insurance claims and a wide variety of other types of civil controversies. When choosing a civil litigator in Florida consider the attorney's experience in the courtroom taking similar civil lawsuits or disputes to trial before a jury.
NBLSC Certification in Civil Trial Advocacy - The National Board of Legal Specialty Certification is accredited by the ABA to certify attorneys as specialists in civil trial advocacy.
Florida Bar Board Certification in Civil Trial Law - For purposes of specialty certification, the Florida Bar defines the term "civil trial law" as the "practice of law dealing with litigation of civil controversies in all areas of law before state courts, federal courts, administrative agencies and arbitrators."
Attorneys certified in civil trial law in Florida have met the minimum standards for civil trial law certification, provided in Rule 6-4.3, include the practice of law for at least 5 years, substantial involvement in the specialty of civil trial law (50% or more), handling of at least 15 contested civil cases, including cases before juries as lead counsel, and 50 hours of approved civil trial law certification continuing legal education. Attorneys certified in civil trial law must also submit to peer review and pass a written examination.
The AAJ is committed to promoting a fair and effective civil justice system while supporting the work of attorneys representing plaintiffs.