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Board certification recognizes attorneys’ special knowledge, skills and proficiency in various areas of law and professionalism and ethics in practice.


Board Certified Media/Information Sources

Board Certified Lawyers – Legal Experts/Interview Sources by Judicial Circuit

Board Certified Lawyers by Certification Area


Important Notice Deadlines Extended:

In order to assist our members after Hurricane Irma, TFB President, Michael Higer, has extended the deadline for all certification applications are extended until November 30, 2017.  This includes initial and recertification extensions for areas that were due October 31. Educational requirements for these areas are also extended until November 30, 2017.

For more information contact the LSE office at 850/561-5842 or click your area’s link below to contact the certification specialist.

2nd Cycle Areas included are:

  • Antitrust and Trade Regulation
  • Business Litigation
  • Construction Law, City
  • County and Local Government
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Criminal Appellate/Criminal Trial 
  • Juvenile Law
  • Health Law,
  • Real Estate,
  • Wills Trusts and Estates,
  • State & Fed. Govt and Admin. Practice
  • Workers Comp.

Board Certification Awards

Congratulations to this year’s winner of the Justice Harry Lee Anstead Award for Board Certified Attorney of the Year: Tracey J. Hyde, McConnaughhay – Coonrod- Pope – Weaver – Stern, P.A.

Congratulations to the 2017 winner of the Excellence in the Promotion of Board Certification: GrayRobinson, Attorneys at Law.

Tracey Hyde Certification Award Winner


Find a Board Certified Lawyer

Capstone Newsletter
Capstone Certification Newsletter Banner


FLMIC Offers 10% Discount to Board Certified Lawyers

Media Relations ‘Press Kit’ Materials for Certified Lawyers

Board Certification for Lawyers: What Does It Mean?

Florida’s 26 Specialty Areas

255 Earn Florida Bar Board Certification in 2017

‘Mentoring with the Masters: The Florida Bar Young Lawyers division chats with board certified lawyer Jake Schickel’
John J. ‘Jake’ Schickel is a founding member of Coker, Schickel, Sorenson & Posgay.  He is board certified by The Florida Bar in Civil Trial Law and Workers’ Compensation.  Jennifer Kuyrkendall, the Third Judicial Circuit Representative of The Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division, joins Jake Schickel in discussing board certification through The Florida Bar in this video.


Check Your Board Certification CLE Credits

Board Certified Attorneys
Find a board certified attorney. Directory by specialty areas and cities, consumer information, media contacts and background about each of Florida’s 26 certification areas.

Board Certification and Recertification
Applications, standards, exam information and staff contacts by specialty areas; links to certification calendar and certification committee member lists.

Resources for Certified Attorneys
Program news, brochure order forms, marketing tips, logos and Capstone e-newsletter.

Board of Legal Specialization and Education
BLSE members, mission statement, meeting agendas, standing policies, National Accreditation Program, Rules Regulating The Florida Bar: Chapter 6, Legal Specialization and Education Programs and more.

New Board Certification Area Application

Board Certification Annual Fee

Exam Information

Mentoring with the Masters