MINNEAPOLIS, October 10, 2000— The law firm of Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben, P.A. announced today that William A. Crandall has been board certified by The Minnesota State Bar Association as a Civil Trial Specialist. This certification recognizes attorneys who specialize in civil trial law and meet the board’s exacting standards for professional expertise and ethics.
Once qualified, Mr. Crandall had to undergo a rigorous approval process. He had to demonstrate substantial experience in civil trial law, submit professional references, demonstrate competence in legal writing, prove continuing legal education, and complete a one-day examination. Each year special council will review Mr. Crandall certification.
William A. Crandall has been a trial lawyer for over 30 years, having represented both plaintiffs and defendants. He served in both the United States Navy and the Minnesota House of Representatives. He began specializing in personal injury law after winning a large medical malpractice verdict and an almost one million dollar automobile accident settlement after a four week trial. Crandall received his Juris Doctor degree from the William Mitchell College of Law in 1970 and joined Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben in 1987.Mr. Crandall has been certified as a civil trial specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy since 1989