Tampa Bay: Why Hiring A Board Certified Attorney Matters

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.