What Is a Certified Trial Attorney?
Only 2 percent of the thousands of attorneys in New Jersey are certified as trial attorneys by the New Jersey Supreme Court. This recognition is given only to attorneys who have demonstrated considerable trial experience, a commitment to continuing education and a record of successful recovery for clients.
A certified trial attorney, such as our founding New Jersey personal injury attorney, John S. Hoyt III, has demonstrated knowledge, accomplishment, and integrity that represent the highest standards of the legal profession.
What Is Required for a Lawyer to Receive Certification?
The New Jersey Board of Certification demands rigorous standards to even be considered for certification. The standards used in determining certification eligibility require that the attorney:
- Has been a member in good standing of the New Jersey Bar for at least five years
- Has taken a specific number of continuing legal education courses in the three years prior to filing an application
- Demonstrate substantial involvement in preparation of litigated matters
- Demonstrate an unblemished reputation by submitting a list of attorneys and judges who will attest to the applicant’s character and ability
- Pass a written examination covering various aspects of practice in the designated specialty
Why You Want a Certified Trial Attorney for Your NJ Personal Injury Case
Board certification is ultimately only a piece of paper on a wall. The question you should ask any attorney you are considering for your catastrophic injury or death case is how putting a certified trial attorney on your side helps you. In the end, certification is a demonstration of a career spent going above and beyond to help clients. It is evidence of our promise to take every reasonable step possible to support your case.
Being a certified trial attorney simply means that the attorney has built a career providing quality representation and outstanding client service.