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Attorney Patrick Dunphy Achieves Recertification In Civil Trial Law With The National Board of Trial Advocacy

August 20, 2014 |

Cannon & Dunphy S.C. is proud to announce that Attorney Patrick Dunphy achieved recertification in civil trial law through the National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA), a division of The National Board of Legal Specialty Certification (NBLSC). Only approximately three percent of American lawyers are board certified by the NBTA, and Mr. Dunphy is proud to be part of this very select group of the nation’s top trial lawyers.

In order to be recertified as a civil trial advocate, the NBTA evaluates the lawyer on the basis of five criteria, including:

  1. Good standing with the bar(s) the attorney has been admitted to
  2. Substantial involvement, which includes dedicating at least 30 percent of his or her time to active civil trial litigation in the five years preceding recertification, as well as no less than 15 actual trial days.
  3. Educational experience, which involves the attorney’s participation in no less than 45 hours of educational activity.
  4. Peer review from at least six references.
  5. Disclosure of conduct. This requires the attorney to disclose any prior criminal charges, misconduct or disciplinary proceedings, or claims of professional negligence.

To be a board certified civil trial advocate is a symbol of expertise in this area of practice. It is a mark of trust to consumers looking to retain an attorney, and an indication that said attorney is highly regarded among his/her peers, has extensive experience, and is up-to-date with their knowledge of the law, which is changing every day.

Not only is Mr. Dunphy a board certified civil trial advocate, he is also the recipient of honors such as Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year” (2012), The Best Lawyers in America®, AV® Preeminent™ rated on Martindale-Hubbell®,Super Lawyers® rated, and member of The Inner Circle of Trial Advocates. For more on Patrick Dunphy, visit his profile.

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