Beginning in 1993, the Texas Board of Legal Specialization (TBLS) began to recognize the specialty practice area of consumer and commercial law. For purposes of specialization, the phrase "consumer and commercial law" is defined as the practice of law dealing with consumer and commercial transactions, including:
Consumer and commercial law includes, by way of example, but not limitation, matters involving:
The specific area requirements for consumer and commercial law were revised on February 10, 2009.
The attorney who applies to become board certified must show substantial involvement and special competence by providing such information as may be required by TBLS including a showing of:
The phrase “contested consumer or commercial matters” is defined to include lawsuits filed in a court of record in which an answer is filed and which have been resolved other than by “No Answer Default” or “Dismissal for Want of Prosecution”.
The TBLS website provides a list of the specific requirements that apply the specialty area of consumer and commercial law which includes the definitions, substantial involvement, reference, and other certification and recertification requirements.
The attorney must have been counseled from initiation through the final resolution of the suit. Contested consumer or commercial matters may also include cases involving issues of consumer or commercial law submitted to binding arbitration either before or after the suit is filed, however, these will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Lawyer Legion maintains a directory of board certified consumer and commercial law specialists in Texas amongst a broader directory of both board-certified and non-certified attorneys in Texas and throughout the U.S. This directory provides the public with a valuable resource allowing them to narrow their search to local attorneys who have earned board certification in Consumer and Commercial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
Lawyer Legion is the only commercial lawyer directory to properly acknowledge all ABA-accredited specialization programs and provide a dynamic directory of virtually every lawyer who has earned each certification.
Use this directory to connect with lawyers who are board certified Consumer and Commercial Law specialists in Texas. Start by choosing your county from the list below.