There are over 70,000 attorneys licensed to practice in Texas. Only 7,000 have earned the right to be publicly recognized as Board Certified specialists in one of 21 select areas of law. The Texas Board of Legal Specialization was established in 1974 by the Supreme Court of Texas at the request of State Bar of Texas and is the only governing board authorized to certify attorneys in legal specialty areas in Texas. Richard Tinsman & Daniel J.T. Sciano are double board certified, having been certified in both Civil Trial and Personal Injury Trial Law, making them one of an even smaller group of select board certified lawyers. Moreover, Board Certification is not a one-time event. It requires an ongoing involvement in the specialty area which is periodically substantiated with references from peers in that field. It also requires annual professional refreshment through TBLS approved, continuing legal education course work to stay abreast of current trends in the law. Few Texas attorneys have answered the challenge laid down 37 years ago by the Supreme Court of Texas and the State Bar of Texas to "... serve the public interest and advance the standards of the legal profession." Richard and Daniel pride themselves at both attributes in serving the public interest and advancing the standards of the legal profession.
Richard Tinsman & Daniel J.T. Sciano are both double board certified in Civil Trial Law and Personal Injury Trial Law. Board Certified - Civil Trial Law & Personal Injury Trial Law - Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Each are explained below:
Civil Trial - litigation involving contracts, businesses and business owners, negligence, creditors and debtors, fair debt collection, landlord and tenant, and deceptive trade practices act.
Personal Injury Trial - litigation based on an individual's injury from automobile accidents, professional malpractice, defective products or negligence by another.