“Dear Mr. Stith, thank you for all your help on my case. I was unsure what could be done after I had been arrested. After you got the case dismissed, I was able to return home and begin my life! Thank you so Much!.” Alfred S.

“Dear David Stith, I can’t tell you enough how much I appreciate all the hard work you did on my case. I never believed that a lawyer would care so much about his clients and provide all the work that you have done. I want you to know that I will never forget everything you have done for me.” Jessica A.

Board Certification is a voluntary designation program for attorneys who desire to become specialists in a certain area. Initial certification is valid for a period of five years. To remain certified, an attorney must apply for recertification every five years and meet substantial involvement, peer review and continuing legal education requirements for the specialty area. An attorney who is Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Criminal Law must have experience in the preparation and trial of serious criminal matters. The attorney must also have extensive knowledge of state and federal constitutional law, evidence, procedure and penal laws involved in the trial of these matters. A relatively small percentage of all Texas lawyers are board certified in a particular area of specialization.

To become Board Certified in a specialty area, an attorney must have:

Been licensed to practice law for at least five years;

Devoted a required percentage of practice to a specialty area for at least three years;

Handled a wide variety of matters in the area to demonstrate experience and involvement;

Attended continuing education seminars regularly to keep legal training up to date;

Been evaluated by fellow lawyers and judges;

Passed a 6-hour written examination.