The Florida Bar
Business Litigation Certification

Certified Attorneys


"Business Litigation" is the practice of law dealing with the legal problems arising from commercial and business relationships including litigation of controversies arising from those relationships. "Business litigation law" includes evaluating, handling and resolving such controversies before state courts, federal courts, administrative agencies, mediators, and arbitrators. Matters not qualifying for business litigation include areas of practice dealing with personal injury, routine collection matters, marital and family law, or workers' compensation. Courts of "general jurisdiction" shall include state circuit courts, federal district courts, and courts of similar jurisdiction in other states, but not county courts.

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Board Certification Applications for Lawyers

The applications for initial board certification and recertification are currently being updated and will be posted here by the end of March.

You will be due to file a recertification application by August 15, 2016 if you were originally certified in 1996, 2001, 2006 or 2011.

The filing period for initial applications is September 1 - October 31.

Exam Specifications PDF document opens in new window- updated 10/10/14

Standards - Rules Regulating The Florida Bar 6-16

Business Litigation Standing Committee Policies PDF document opens in new window

Business Litigation Committee members

Business Litigation Certification Staff Liaison Contact Information:
Laurinda Babers
The Florida Bar
651 East Jefferson Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-2300

Business Litigation Certification Field Established 1995

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[Revised: 01-06-2016]