The personal injury lawyers at the Panama City based firm of Manuel & Thompson are among the 1-percent of attorneys licensed to practice in Florida who are Board Certified.
Board certified attorneys are the only Florida lawyers allowed to identify themselves as “specialists,” ”experts,” “Florida Bar Board Certified,” or to use “B.C.S.” to indicate Board Certified Specialist.
When you need the services of a personal injury lawyer, you want an attorney who is able to handle your case, and who has expertise in the area of law relating to your legal needs. To assist you in finding such a lawyer, the Supreme Court of Florida directed the Florida Bar to offer a “board certification” program for Florida Bar members. The program is designed to help the public make an informed decision when seeking and selecting personal injury lawyers in Panama City and throughout Florida. Board certified lawyers are legal experts dedicated to professional excellence. Board certification establishes an independent measure of competence, professionalism and peer acknowledgment, and helps clients and fellow lawyers set expectations for professional abilities.
The purpose of board certification is to help the public recognize lawyers who have demonstrated special knowledge, skills and proficiency in a certain field of practice. Several of the personal injury lawyers at our firm (with offices in Panama City, Marianna, and Bonifay) are board-certified in civil trial law. Certification establishes standards for an attorney’s education and competency, and is only granted to attorneys in good standing with the Florida Bar.
Board certification is the highest level of recognition by the Florida Bar concerning the competency and experience of personal injury lawyers. Board certification also recognizes attorneys’ special knowledge, skills and proficiency in various areas of law, as well as speaking to their professionalism and ethics in practice. At Manuel & Thompson, both named partners, Jay Manuel and Waylon Thompson, are board certified civil trial lawyers.
Certified lawyers in civil trial law deal with litigation of civil controversies in all areas of substantive law before state and federal courts, administrative agencies, and arbitrators. In addition to actual pretrial and trial processes, civil trial law includes evaluating, handling, and resolving civil disagreements prior to the initiation of a lawsuit.
Contact our personal injury lawyers at Manuel & Thompson if you are looking for an experienced, board certified attorney.