Why Choose a Board-Certified Texas Family Law Attorney?
Of the more than 100,000 attorneys that are currently licensed to practice in Texas, only 7.3% are Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization (TBLS) in a specific area of the law.
This accomplishment demonstrates the fact that the attorney has significant and relevant experience within a select area of the law. Board Certification means being distinguished and competent within a specific area of law through experience, expertise and testing.
What Are the Requirements to Become Board Certified in Texas?
The State Bar of Texas allows only those attorneys who have undergone a stringent process to represent themselves as being Board Certified. An attorney can only begin this voluntary process after practicing law for at least five years. A minimum of three years of experience within the specialty area is also required. Board Certification is an ongoing event that requires continual practice within the specialty area. This activity must be supported by references from other attorneys from that field. In order to continue to hold the distinguished Board Certification, an attorney must also attend substantial continuing legal education coursework that has been approved by the TBLS on an annual basis. Once an attorney has met the requirements to become Board Certified they must pass a strenuous certification exam that covers the many nuances of practicing Family Law.
David Cook is a Board Certified in Family Law
As a Texas attorney, David Cook was admitted to the state bar in 1997. Early in his career, his former law partner, the late Senator Chris Harris, gave David the opportunity to work in the Legislative process by working on the Texas Senate’s Jurisprudence Committee, which had the responsibility of re-codifying the Texas Family Code. As a result of that experience, David’s interest in Family Law was piqued. In order to demonstrate his commitment to delivering expertise to his family law clients, he became Board Certified in Family Law in 2008. Of the100,000 attorneys licensed in Texas, slightly more than 7% percent are Board Certified, but less than 1% are Board Certified in Family Law. David Cook is one of those few Family Law attorneys to achieve Board Certification.