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American College of Board Certified Attorneys

Founded in 2012, the American College of Board Certified Attorneys (ACBCA) is a professional organization for attorneys who have been board certified by a recognized accrediting organization.

The ACBCA supports activities to identify and recognize those attorneys who have met or exceeded rigorous certification standards relating to their area of practice. The ACBCA seeks to communicate and promote the importance of board certification to the profession and the public.

The ACBCA online directory is supported by the members of the organization. Unlike most other online attorney directories, the ACBCA does not receive revenue from online advertising or promoted rankings.

Contact Information

American College of Board Certified Attorneys, Inc.
4355 Cobb Parkway J208
Atlanta, GA 30339
Phone: +1-929-352-6273 (+1-929-35BOARD)
Email: info@acbcattorney.org

Mission of the ACBCA

ACBCA operates two websites. ACBCAttorney.org is a web portal directed towards attorneys. Certifiedlawyer.com is a web portal for the public to locate and access information about board certified attorneys, so meaningful and informed decisions can be made when identifying and selecting the most experienced counsel.

The web portal works to centralize access to all qualified board certified attorneys in the United States while educating consumers and professionals about the importance of Board Certification.

Members of the ACBCA must confirm they are Board Certified by an accrediting organization and in good standing with that organization. The member must agree to notify the ACBCA of any changes to their accreditation or standing.  According to its website, the membership rate is $200 per year.

ACBCA's Board of Directors

The new board of directors for the American College of Board Certified Attorneys include:

  • Grace Weatherly - Denton, Texas | Chair
  • Jim Wren - Waco, Texas | Vice-Chair
  • Ann Brooks - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma | Secretary/Treasurer
  • Gary Brooks - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Thomas Sartwelle - Houston, TX
  • Jack McGehee - Houston, TX
  • Reeve McNamara - Atlanta, Georgia | Executive Director
  • Martin Whitaker - Chicago, Illinois, Senior Counsel, ABA Center for Professional Responsibility

Presentation at the 2016 ABA National Specialization Roundtable

Grace Weatherly, Wood Thacker & Weatherly and, Director, American College of Board Certified Attorneys (ACBCA) was a panelist at the 2016 National Specialization Roundtable held on June 3-4, 2016, in Philadelphia, PA.

The title of the discussion was: “Credentialing for Career Enhancement – Who Should a Lawyer Trust to Get Her the Most Valuable (and Bona Fide) Credential to Build Consumer Goodwill? And Can All of Us in the Credentialing Business Compete or Cooperate Amicably?

The discussion was moderated by Sara Jacobson, Director of Trial Advocacy Programs, Temple University School of Law, and Director, National Board of Trial Advocacy. Other panelists included Josh King, Vice-President, and General Counsel, Avvo, Cynthia Larson, Publisher, SuperLawyers, a Thomson Reuters company, Elizabeth Petit, Managing Editor, Best Lawyers.

This article was last updated on Friday, November 22, 2019.