Board Certified


firm overview

The founding partners at Balkan, Patterson & Charbonnet, Adam BalkanJohn Patterson and Leah Charbonnet, are board certified trial attorneys by The Florida Bar. Do you know the difference that a board certification makes? When you are seeking representation, there is a significant difference between a typical attorney and one who is board certified by The Florida Bar.

The words Board Certified, Specialist, Expert and the letters B.C.S. for Board Certified Specialist mean that a Florida lawyer has a special level of knowledge, skills and proficiency in a specific field of law – especially when it comes to representing clients in a courtroom. In Florida, only board certified lawyers may identify themselves by using these terms or the board certification logo.

The Supreme Court of Florida established Florida’s board certification program so that consumers can identify qualified legal specialists. Board certification’s stringent requirements for legal expertise and professional conduct give the public objective standards by which to evaluate attorneys.

Lawyers certified by The Florida Bar have been evaluated as to their ability and experience in their practice fields and professionalism within thelegal community. It is important to note that we are Certified Trial Attorneys — able and willing to pursue cases in court when necessary, unlike some firms that only resolve cases through settlement.