Beginning in 1993, the Texas Board of Legal Specialization (TBLS) began to recognize the specialty practice area of consumer and commercial law.
At last count, 77 attorneys are board certified in consumer and commercial law by the TBLS.
For purposes of becoming board certified, 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 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 counsel 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 suit is filed, however, these will be considered on a case by case basis.
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:
To help the public find a board certified attorney in consumer and commercial law in Texas, Lawyer Legion maintains this directory.
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 specialists in consumer and commercial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
Start by choosing your county from the list below.