Lawyer Legion created a nationwide directory to help the public find information on attorneys who have earned legal specialty certification in the various state-sponsored and national programs.
At both the state and national level, board certification programs establish an independent measure of competence, professionalism, and peer acknowledgment which helps clients, and fellow lawyers set expectations for professional abilities in a given practice area.
At Lawyer Legion, we have centralized access to find qualified board certified attorneys in the United States while educating consumers and professionals about the importance of Board Certification.
How to Find an Attorney by Specialty
When you begin your search for an attorney, looking at board certification provides a convenient way to find an attorney by specialty. In addition to the eleven (11) state-sponsored programs, seven (7) non-profit national specialty certification programs are accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) to award specialty certification in specific practice areas of the law.
The boards collectively offer 49 specialization areas and certify approximately 30,000 attorneys. These board-certification programs are highly regulated. Attorneys must follow specific rules concerning how they communicate their specialty certification to the public in advertisements.
Use the Lawyer Legion directory to find a list of board-certified attorneys by selecting a state, then select a specialty area of the law, and then hit the yellow search button. You also have the option of adding a city or zip code to narrow the search even further.
Read more about why you should claim your profile and how Lawyer Legion recognizes the board-certified specialist attorney.
Why Search for a Board Certified Attorney?
By focusing on a particular practice area, the attorney can become more competent, experienced and proficient.
Certification in a specialty field of law has become an important way for attorneys to gain recognition for their specialized practice.
For the public, the certification validates the lawyer's claim of experience, special skills, or focus in a particular area of the law.
Board and specialty certification programs also provide the public with a powerful tool when they begin their search for a qualified attorney to handle their particular case.
In addition to using our online attorney directory to find a certified specialist, you can also use the official directory maintained by each program state or national program listed below.
Disclaimer: Lawyer Legion is not endorsed or approved by any state or national board certification program or by any state bar. The logo for each certification program is displayed as a visual indicator to help users identify each certification program.