Certification by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization identifies an attorney who has been recognized as having extensive knowledge and actual experience trying a prescribed number of personal injury cases to a jury verdict.  In order to be Board Certified, Mr. Mazuca had to pass strict testing and qualification requirements to demonstrate his knowledge of the law of evidence, procedure and other areas of substantive law in the trial of civil cases.  Less than 2% of all Texas attorneys have earned this important certification.  Mr. Mazuca maintains an aggressive personal injury practice focusing on litigation involving automobile accidents, insurance claims, premises liability, medical and all phases of products liability litigation, etc.

 At the Mazuca Law firm each and every case is thoroughly investigated both legally and factually before being filed.  In most cases, experts and specialists are consulted early on to help investigate and lay the necessary strong foundation for a successful recovery.

 

WHAT IS A PERSONAL INJURY TRIAL LAW

BOARD CERTIFIED ATTORNEY?

A Board Certified attorney is an attorney who has demonstrated special competence in a particular field and whose competence has been certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

              The Texas Board of Legal Specialization was created by the Supreme Court of Texas, and the Board members are appointed by the President of the State Bar of Texas.  The Board, in turn, administers the program through which an attorney may demonstrate special competence in a particular area of law practice. 

 

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Q.                How many attorneys are currently Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law?

A.                 Approximately 1,350 Texas attorneys are now Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law.

 

Q.                How does the consumer know whether an attorney is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law?

A.                 Board Certified attorneys are entitled to indicate certification on business cards

and letterhead by using the expression �Board Certified � Personal Injury Trial

Law � Texas Board of Legal Specialization.�  They may display the Certificate of

Special Competence awarded by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and list the certification in legal directories and telephone listings under �Attorneys � Board Certified�.

 

Q.                How long does an attorney remain certified in Personal Injury Trial Law?

A.            Certification is for a period of 5 years.  To remain certified after that time, every 5

years the attorney must apply for recertification and meet the requirements for

continued experience, peer review and continuing legal education. Mr. Mazuca has been

twice recertified. He has been certified for over 10 years.

 

Q.                What are the general requirements for Board Certification in Personal Injury Trial Law?

A.                 All Personal Injury Trial Law Board Certified Attorneys must have:

 

  • Been licensed to practice law for at least 5 years

  • Practiced personal injury trial law for at least 3 years

  • Devoted a minimum of 25% of their law practice to personal injury trial law

  • Handled a wide variety of personal injury trial law matters to demonstrate experience and involvement

  • Attended personal injury trial law continuing legal education seminars regularly to keep their legal training up to date

  • Been evaluated by fellow lawyers and judges

  • Passed a day-long written examination

   

Q.                What special requirements must a lawyer who is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law meet?

A.                 A lawyer who is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law must have handled

jury trials in cases involving vehicle accidents, worker�s compensation, premises

liability. Products liability, statutory tort claims, maritime accidents, social

security claims or claims involving mental anguish damages not necessarily

accompanied by a physical jury.  The lawyer must also have extensive knowledge

of the law of evidence, procedure, and other substantive law in the trial of civil

cases.