Avallone Law P.A. is pleased to announce that Volusia County Attorney, Larry Avallone is Board Certified in Criminal Trial Law.
There are approximately 100,000 attorneys in Florida and out of that number only approximately 430 are certified in criminal trial law. This distinction sets Larry apart from the majority of other Florida criminal defense lawyers, and is a testament to his experience and knowledge within the field of criminal law.
Board Certification: What it Means For You
When a client needs a criminal defense attorney, a great deal is at stake and it is important to have a strong advocate who is an expert in the field. The Florida rules regulating attorneys limit those who can refer to themselves as “experts” or “specialists,” in order to ensure that only those who are truly the most qualified use these titles. Because Larry is a Board Certified Criminal Trial attorney, he has proven that he has the unique qualifications and skills to earn the title of expert and to provide top-notch legal representation in the area of criminal defense.
The Certification Process
The Board of Legal Specialization and Education (BLSE) of The Florida Bar governs the rules and policies for each of the certification areas and oversees the committees that implement each area’s standards.
- A lawyer must be a member in good standing of the Florida Bar and meet the area’s prescribed standards to become board certified. Standards for each area vary but each area maintains common minimum standards including:
- A minimum of five years in law practice.
- Substantial involvement in the field of law for which certification is sought.
- A passing grade on the examination required of all applicants.
- Satisfactory peer review assessment of competence in the specialty field as well as character, ethics and professionalism in the practice of law.
Board certification is valid for five years, during which time the attorney must continue to practice law and attend Florida Bar-approved continuing education courses. To be re-certified lawyers must meet requirements similar to those for initial certification.
The requirements of the certification process ensure that those earning this certification are truly “expert” in their practice area. It also narrows board certification to a limited number of attorneys who have the dedication and knowledge it takes to provide the most vigorous representation for clients.
Larry Avallone is proud to earn board certification and to call himself an expert in criminal trial law. Contact Avallone Law P.A. today to let us put our expertise to work on your criminal case.