About Barry S. Balmuth, P.A.
WITH OVER 90,000 LAWYERS IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA, how do you choose the right one? Many lawyers describe themselves as justice lawyers, trial lawyers, or litigators or use similar terms meant to suggest that they have some special co...
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WITH OVER 90,000 LAWYERS IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA, how do you choose the right one? Many lawyers describe themselves as justice lawyers, trial lawyers, or litigators or use similar terms meant to suggest that they have some special competence trying a case. However, just over 1,000 Florida lawyers, or a little more than 1 percent of all Florida attorneys, are Board Certified by the Florida Bar, which regulates the practice of law in Florida, as Civil Trial Lawyers. Only Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyers are allowed by the Florida Bar to identify themselves as specialists or experts in the trial and litigation of civil cases - cases where the party filing suit (or, in eminent domain cases, the party being sued) is seeking money damages or some other kind of relief from the party being sued. The requirements to become a Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer include having had a sufficient number of trials including jury trials, passing an examination, and obtaining positive confidential reviews from other lawyers and judges. While most civil cases are settled, some are not and, if your case does go to trial, it is good idea to have an attorney who is certified as a specialist in the trial and litigation of civil cases representing you. Also, you are more likely to get a satisfactory settlement of your case if the party and lawyers on other side know you have an attorney representing you who is ready, willing, and able to try your case.
In addition to being Board Certified by the Florida Bar as a Civil Trial Lawyer, I am a Board Certified Business Litigation Lawyer and, therefore, I am allowed to identify myself as a specialist in business litigation. Just over 200 Florida attorneys, or a fraction of 1 percent of all Florida attorneys, are Florida Bar Board Certified Business Litigation Lawyers. An even smaller number of lawyers are Board Certified in both civil trial law and business litigation law.