California attorneys may become certified in a specialized area of law. Why should this matter when choosing the attorney who is right for you?
The certification process consists of an examination administered by the State Bar and a post-exam application detailing the candidate’s completion of specified required tasks, experience, and education, as well as recommendations from others.
A candidate for certified legal specialization must be an active member of the State Bar, have been engaged in the practice of law in the area in which certification is sought for a minimum of 25% of the time the attorney has been in practice during the past 5 years, at least 45 hours of continuing education in the specialty field, a high level of experience in the specialty field, and favorable evaluation by other attorneys and judges.
At O’Brien, Watters & Davis, LLP, attorney Daniel E. Davis is a certified tax specialist. Mr. Davis has met the high standards required for specialization and is proud to bring you the best in legal services in business law, tax and estate planning.