Board-Certified Bankruptcy Attorney
Attorney Vicky Fealy is Board Certified in Consumer Bankruptcy Law by The Texas Board of Legal Specialization and has provided compassionate and skilled representation and debt relief services for thousands of Houston consumers and businesses over the course of her career.
Why Board Certification Matters For Bankruptcy Lawyers
Here in Texas, being board-certified in a certain area of law lets potential clients know that an attorney has considerable, relevant experience in that legal area and has shown themselves to be especially competent in it. Statewide, there are about 70,000 licensed attorneys. Just 10 percent (7,000) are board-certified in any practice area. The number certified in bankruptcy law is even lower.
Because board-certified attorneys have made the utmost commitment to excellence in their particular practice area, they are the only attorneys allowed to publicly refer to themselves as specialists in a legal concentration.
A Mark Of Continued Excellence And Accomplishment
Certification cannot happen directly out of law school. Only after a lawyer has been in practice for five years, with a minimum of five years of experience in their specialty area, can they begin the voluntary process of board certification. This process includes taking a test in the specialty area, references from Judges and other attorneys in the area, and exhibiting a proficiency in the specialized area.
And it is important to note that board certification isn’t just a title earned once. Staying certified requires:
- Professional refreshment each year through continuing legal education courses approved by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization
- Continuous involvement in the area of specialty, substantiated by references from other attorneys in the field.
Few Texas attorneys have answered the challenge laid down 36 years ago by the Supreme Court of Texas and the State Bar of Texas to “…serve the public interest and advance the standards of the legal profession,“ and we’re proud to be led by one.
Experience The Difference Of A Board-Certified Attorney – Contact Us Today
Turn to a bankruptcy attorney with a proven, recognized commitment to Texans’ debt relief. Call 713-568-4491 or message us to schedule a free consultation with board-certified attorney Vicky Fealy today. Se habla español.