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If Your Doctor is Certified – Why Not Your Attorney?

May 2012

Choosing the right attorney isn’t easy. Many people don’t realize it, but the Minnesota State Bar Association offers a special certification for attorneys who qualify as specialists in specific areas. One reason that this certification, which is obtained through the MSBA’s Legal Specialist Certification Program, is often overlooked is because so few lawyers in the state have it. According to information from the program’s website, only 3% of registered lawyers in Minnesota are certified specialists in their fields. Therefore, one easy way to pinpoint attorneys with proven expertise is by seeking out the ones who hold this certification; more than half of the attorneys at the Minnesota personal injury law firm of Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben are certified.

Attorney Certification: Why it Matters

Would you voluntarily see a doctor who wasn’t board certified? If you have a choice in the matter, why would you hire an attorney who hasn’t put in the effort to prove his expertise? It isn’t easy to obtain this certification from the Minnesota State Bar Association. However, it is an excellent way for an attorney to show prospective clients that one is a specialist in a specific area of the law. By having a specialist represent you, you will lay the groundwork for the best outcome possible.

About the Legal Specialist Certification Program

The MSBA’s Legal Specialist Certification Program doesn’t just hand out certifications. To become certified, an attorney must meet several very specific criteria. First of all, an attorney’s experience must be extensively documented. Second of all, one must be peer-reviewed by judges and other lawyers. Finally, one must undergo rigorous testing that confirms ones knowledge and expertise about the area of specialty. When you find an attorney who has this certification, you can rest assured that one has proven mettle.

Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben: Certified Attorneys for Superior Representation

Currently, 10 out of the 19 attorneys at Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben have successfully completed the Legal Specialist Certification Program and are certified Civil Trial Specialists. The same 10 lawyers are also certified by the National Board of Legal Specialty. These certifications are proof positive that the attorneys at Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben have the skill, experience and expertise that are necessary to represent clients in a professional and effective manner. It is just one way in which this law firm stands apart from so many others. To maintain their certifications, attorneys must continue to meet the rigorous standards of each program too.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a serious accident, contact the certified specialists and Minnesota attorneys at Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben right away. Call us at 612-377-7777 or 1-800-752-4265 (toll-free) for a free initial consultation.

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