Congratulations to Jeremy Clark

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Clark Hartpence Law is extremely excited to announce that Jeremy Clark has recently passed the exam to become a Florida Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney. This is a very difficult and prestigious test to pass and we could not be more proud.

Read on to learn more about the Florida Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney and what it means for the future of Clark Hartpence Law below.

Jeremy Clark of Clark Hartpence Law
Jeremy Clark of Clark Hartpence Law

About the Florida Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney

Board certification is a voluntary program for lawyers that was approved and established by The Florida Supreme Court in 1982. Administered by The Florida Bar to help the public choose a lawyer, the certification is the highest level of evaluation of the competency and experience of attorneys in the areas of law approved for certification.

The Florida Bar evaluates certified lawyers for experience and expertise in a particular area of law as well as for professionalism and peer acknowledgment. After successfully undergoing the certification process and becoming board certified, a board certified lawyer may say that they have been “Evaluated for Professionalism and Tested for Expertise.”

Areas of Law

The first certifications available to lawyers were in civil trial and tax law. Since board certification has expanded to include over 4,500 lawyers in 26 areas of law including:

  • Admiralty and maritime law
  • Adoption law
  • Antitrust and trade regulation law
  • Appellate practice
  • Aviation law
  • Business litigation
  • City, county, and local government law
  • Civil trial
  • Condominium and Planned Development
  • Construction law
  • Criminal appellate
  • Criminal trial
  • Education law
  • Elder law
  • Health law
  • Immigration and nationality
  • Intellectual property law
  • International law
  • Juvenile law
  • Labor and employment law
  • Marital and family law
  • Real estate
  • State and federal government and administrative practice
  • Tax law
  • Wills, trusts, and estates
  • Workers’ compensation


A lawyer must be a member in good standing of the Florida Bar and must meet a specific set of standards before passing the board certification exam, including but not limited to:

  • 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.
  • Satisfaction of the certification area’s continuing legal education requirements

A note from Cynthia Johnson-Stacks, Chair of the Board of Legal Specialization and Education:

“Lawyers strive for excellence in every endeavor. Board certification is the natural progression of this innate desire. This highest of achievements not only benefits the individual lawyer but by encouraging lawyers to hone their skills and practice with professionalism, the certification program is a great service to The Florida Bar and the public.”

Contact Clark Hartpence Law for Your Legal Needs

Ultimately, board certification establishes an independent measure of competence, professionalism, and peer acknowledgment — all of which helps clients and fellow lawyers set expectations for professional abilities. At Clark Hartpence Law, we are proud to offer the highest quality in legal services and strive to continue our education and training to better serve you. A board certification serves as an impetus toward investing both energy and thought towards future growth. And because continued certification requires satisfaction of specific standards and peer affirmation, you can be assured that we remain committed to excellence.

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