In late May, 2014, Kristin R.H. Kirkner received notification from The Florida Bar that she passed the Board Certification for Marital & Family Law. Board Certification is the Florida Bar’s “Legal Expert” status and is the highest level of evaluation in the State of Florida. In order to become board certified, candidates are thoroughly evaluated for professionalism using a system of peer review in the areas of competence, character, ethics and professionalism in the practice of law, and then tested for expertise through a rigorous written exam. Once an attorney becomes a Board Certified Specialist they are able to use the term “Legal Expert”, and are the only attorneys viewed as such in Florida.
Established by the Florida Supreme Court in 1982, Board certification helps clients identify specialists in various areas of the law. Only six percent of lawyers in Florida are board certified in any area, and less than 300 of Florida’s 93,000 lawyers are Board Certified in Marital & Family Law. Only board certified attorneys may correctly use the term “Expert”, “Specialist”, or “Board Certified Specialist” (B.C.S.).
We are so proud of Kristin for earning her status as a legal expert in the State of Florida in Marital and Family Law. If board certification isn’t enough, she was also recently named as a 2014 Rising Star in the area of Marital and Family Law by Super Lawyers, an attorney rating service, an honor which she also achieved in 2013.
Need a Board Certified Specialist in Marital & Family Law in Tampa? Call today to set up an appointment with Kristin R.H. Kirkner, B.C.S. (813) 254-0156.