What is “Board Certification”?

Each year, the Texas Board of Legal Specialization grants the title 'Board Certified' to a handful of family law attorneys. The certification process is difficult, including vetting by other attorneys, judges, and the State Bar, extensive requirements regarding litigation experience, and a challenging exam. A candidate who meets these requirements is inducted into a small, elite group of family law litigators. 

How Difficult is it to Become Board Certified Divorce Lawyer?

There are over 100,000 attorneys in Texas, but less than 1% are Board Certified in Family Law. Once board certified, attorneys must perform and study at an elevated level to maintain their certified status. Attorneys can lose their board certification by failing to obtain sufficient hours of Continuing Legal Education or through misconduct.


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Brian Walters,

Partner

  • Licensed to practice since 1996
  • Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialists
  • Rated 10.0 Superb by Avvo.com with over 100 five-star reviews
  • Avvo Client Choice Award 2014-2018
  • Has handled over 3,500 cases
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Jake Gilbreath,

Partner

  • Licensed to Practice since 2009
  • Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Rated 10.0 Superb by Avvo.com with over 80 five-star reviews
  • Selected for inclusion in the Texas Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ list
  • Frequently asked to serve as a guest speaker on various family law and litigation matters, with a particular focus on litigation and jury trials