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Board Certification in Workers' Comp

What It Means to You, Our Client

When you are looking for a workers' compensation attorney, you will have a veritable lineup of choices. Picking the right person for your case could mean living comfortably after a workplace accident. Opting to work with someone who is inexperienced or impersonal could mean struggling to get your medical bills paid. The importance of finding a reliable lawyer is clear but how do you know what to look for in your legal representation?

Thankfully, there is an easy way to identify an excellent workers' compensation attorney: Board Certification. When you see that your lawyer has achieved Board Certification in Workers' Compensation Law by the Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of Arizona, you know with just a cursory glance that they know what they are doing, and that they truly care about their clients. At Fendon Law Firm, P.C., we are always proud to say that Phoenix Workers' Compensation Attorney Matt Fendon is Board Certified.

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High Standards for Board Certification

The entire concept of Board Certification is based upon the idea that it should be simple for clients to identify great attorneys without a struggle. In order to become Board Certified in their field, a lawyer must first meet strict requirements and collect numerous recommendations from other legal professionals, such as lawyers, paralegals, and judges in their community.

The main requirements for achieving Board Certification are:

  • Experience: The State Bar of Arizona will not grant certification to anyone who has not dedicated at least 5 years of their practice to the particular field. In the last 2 years, they must have also practiced in Arizona and been an active member of the State Bar.
  • Commitment: There are many lawyers who handle a wide variety of legal cases, from personal injury to criminal defense. While this is a suitable choice for many, it is not exactly what the Board is looking for in a certified attorney. To get certified, a lawyer must devote at least 50% of their practice to that field, working no less than 20 hours a week on related cases.
  • Integrity: Honesty, professionalism, and generally being a reliable person is a major factor in the requisites. This is where peer reviews and recommendations become critically important, as they can tell the Board who is dependable and who is not.
  • Competence: By reviewing case results and administering a written examination, the Board will test an attorney's knowledge of all things related to their field of practice, as well as get an idea of their preparedness and thoroughness when handling a case.
  • Education: The Board of Legal Specialization highly values attorneys who know that there is always room for improvement. To be granted certification, applicants must attend at least 12 hours of Continued Legal Education (CLE) seminars a year.

You Can Trust Our Phoenix Workers' Comp Lawyers

With everything considered and all things are said and done, Board Certification in Workers' Compensation Law means you can be confident in your choice to work with Attorney Matt Fendon and the rest of our team here at Fendon Law Firm. You will no longer have to worry about whether or not your legal advocate is knowledgeable, experienced, and capable of delivering beneficial case results, for the Board of Legal Specialization has already done that for you. If you would like to learn all that Attorney Fendon can do for you and your workers' comp case, please do not hesitate to contact our Phoenix office at 602.842.6782 today. We also have offices in Flagstaff and Tucson.