Why Hire a Board Certified Attorney?
Our firm represents employees that have not been properly compensated by their employers, whether that is for overtime or other wages. We understand how frustrating and disheartening it can be when our clients are not paid for the work that they have done. If you are an employee that feels your overtime or wages agreement has been violated, it is in your best interests to
speak with a Board Certified lawyer. There is a significant amount of time and work put into becoming certified and it requires a certain level of skill that can be invaluable to your case.
Requirements for Becoming Board Certified
Attorneys that become certified must meet certain criteria in his or her field to qualify. He or she must have a minimum amount of five years spent working in the legal field and at least three years in their particular field. They must have devoted a large part of his or her practice to one specific area of law and have handled many cases in their time as a lawyer. In addition, they must attend educational classes regularly, have been
approved by fellow attorneys, and passed a rigorous written exam.
All of these factors combined enable the Texas Board of Legal Specialization (TBLS) to say that these particular lawyers are of a high caliber and specialists in their field. Out of the 70,000 attorneys in Texas, only about 10% of them are certified and are able to claim the title of specialist. This kind of accolade is a distinguishing feature of our firm and something that sets us apart from the rest.
What does "Board Certification" mean?
The test to become Board Certified is extremely rigorous as are the other qualifying criteria. Listed here is a summary of facts about Board Certification by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Attorneys who have passed the test to become certified can claim the following:
- Have demonstrated a special competence in their specialty area
- Have demonstrated significant accomplishments in their specialty area
- Are active members in good standing with the State Bar of Texas
- Have practiced in the state of Texas for at least three years
- Have practiced law full-time for at least five years
- Have been referenced and recommended by at least five peers
- Are considered "specialists" and "experts" in their field of practice
These are just some of the ways in which Board Certified attorneys are distinguished from other attorneys. This type of certification serves as a "stamp of approval" when it comes to choosing your attorney. You can be confident in your choice of Sloan, Bagley, Hatcher & Perry.
Our Highly Knowledgeable and Experienced Firm
You know that when you hire a Board Certified attorney, he or she has what it takes to address your case and pursue a successful resolution. In addition, when another law firm or judge sees Board Certification, they know that they are dealing with a highly experienced attorney that has acquired qualification through dedication to his or her field.
Whether you are an employee that has not been paid for the full duration of the time you have been working or an employee that has not been paid on time, we can assist you. Any unpaid wages or overtime pay should be handled by an attorney who can make a marked difference in your case and help you to recover the compensation that is rightfully yours.