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Business Litigation

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Definition

‘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.

Thinking of Becoming Board Certified?

Review a summary of the requirements.


Board Certification Applications for Lawyers

Recertification applications will be available April 1, 2019


Resources

Business Litigation Exam Specifications

Sample Business Litigation exam questions

Standards – Rules Regulating The Florida Bar 6-16

Business Litigation Standing Committee Policies

Business Litigation Committee members

Business Litigation Certification Staff Liaison Contact Information:
Laurinda Babers
The Florida Bar
651 East Jefferson Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-2300
850/561-5697
[email protected]

Business Litigation Certification Field Established 1995