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What to expect from your board-certified trial attorney
August 10, 2023

If you find yourself facing a legal battle, especially a criminal case, the importance of having a skilled trial attorney on your side cannot be overstated.

However, not all trial attorneys are created equal.

When it comes to handling complex legal matters, you want to ensure that you are represented by the best in the field. One way to guarantee this level of expertise is by hiring a board-certified trial attorney.

In this article, we will discuss what a board-certified trial attorney is and what you can expect when working with one.

What is a board-certified trial attorney?

A board-certified trial attorney is a legal professional who has undergone additional training and peer review to achieve a special certification in trial law by a recognized accrediting organization. This certification sets them apart as experts in handling trial cases.

Board certification is a voluntary designation so it requires lawyers who are wholly committed to excelling in their field of practice. Not every attorney pursues board certification, making those who achieve it stand out in the legal community. For example, out of nearly 100,000 practicing attorneys in Florida, only around 400 or so attorneys are board certified in criminal trial law.

What to expect when working with a board-certified trial attorney

Our very own Anthony Candela of Candela Law Firm is a board-certified trial attorney. He is one of less than 40 criminal trial attorneys operating in the Tampa Bay area. At Candela Law Firm, we embody the belief that you're innocent until proven guilty, and so we work tirelessly to get the right outcome for our clients.

Here’s what to expect when working with our legal team:

Expertise and specialization

Only board-certified attorneys are allowed to call themselves an "expert" or a "specialist" in their field of practice. So with a board-certified lawyer, the first thing you can expect is an assurance of expertise.

Imagine needing a heart surgeon. Would you want someone who's performed hundreds of surgeries with a specialization in cardiac care, or a general surgeon who occasionally operates on the heart? The same logic applies when seeking a trial attorney.

The title offers an assurance that the lawyer has met the highest standards in trials — something you definitely need if you’re facing the criminal justice system.

Hands-on trial experience

One of the most distinct advantages of hiring a board-certified trial attorney is their extensive trial experience. We’ve spent countless hours in courtrooms, facing off against other legal minds, and advocating for their clients. This means we’re not just familiar with trials; we excel at them.

Thorough case evaluation

When you work at Candela Law Firm, you can expect a thorough evaluation of your case. We make sure to carefully analyze the unique circumstances surrounding your legal matter and devise a tailored strategy to achieve the best possible outcome.

Our team meticulously prepares for every trial, researching all angles, anticipating opposing arguments, and building a robust case to represent you efficiently.

Ethical and professional standards

Board certification is not just about legal skills and knowledge. It's also a testament to our ethical standards and professionalism. At Candela Law Firm, we have undergone rigorous background checks and are held to the highest moral standards in the legal profession.

Commitment to continuing education

To maintain their certification, these attorneys regularly attend advanced legal courses. This ensures they stay updated with the latest legal trends, court rulings, and legislative changes. So when you hire a board-certified trial attorney, you're getting someone who's on the cutting edge of legal knowledge.

Need a board-certified trial attorney in Tampa Bay?

Get in touch with our team at Candela Law Firm today by calling (813) 417-3645 or through our contact form.

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