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Tampa Bay: Why Hiring A Board Certified Attorney Matters

On Behalf of | Aug 11, 2016 | Firm News

Do You Want A Tampa Board Certified Trial Attorney?

What do attorneys Robert O. Bauer, Jr., Ronnie G. Crider, David R. Parry,
and Michael D. Kenny have in common? All are Tampa board certified criminal
trial attorneys have been named by The Florida Bar.

What is board certification?

Board certification is the highest level of evaluation of the competency
and experience of an attorney in his particular specialty of law. It evaluates
attorneys’ special knowledge, skills and proficiency in the area
of criminal defense and professionalism and ethics in practice. It is
the highest level of evaluation by
The Florida Bar of the competency and experience of attorneys in the areas of law approved
for certification.

By hiring a board certified criminal trial attorney you are guaranteed
a certain standard of professionalism and knowledge that you will not
find elsewhere. The requirements for board certification are rigorous.
In order to be certified, an attorney must have a minimum of five years
in law practice, show substantial involvement in the field of specialty,
pass an examination, and satisfy a peer review assessment and continuing
legal education requirements. Only six percent of eligible Florida Bar
members are certified. Out of all attorneys in Florida there are only
384 total lawyers in the entire state of Florida are board certified in
criminal trial law. They are the only Florida attorneys allowed to refer
to themselves as “specialists” or to use the letters B.C.S.
to indicate Board Certified Specialist when referring to their legal credentials.

Since 1989, the law offices of Bauer Crider Kenny & Parry has been
providing effective criminal defense services to clients throughout Tampa,
Clearwater, St. Petersburg and the surrounding counties. The attorneys
on our staff have more than 50 years of combined legal experience, and
they use their extensive knowledge of the law to defend clients in complex
cases, including assaults, gun charges, drug crimes and homicides.