Certified New Jersey Civil Trial Attorney
South Jersey Certified Civil Trial Attorney with locations in Cherry Hill and Nutley
John A. Underwood, Esq. is one of a small handful of Certified Civil Trial Attorneys in New Jersey. This honor is only held by about 3% of attorneys in New Jersey. In December 2016, only 1650 out of 75,000 active attorneys held this distinction.
A “Certified Civil Trial attorney” is a label established by the New Jersey Supreme Court to attorneys who exhibit significant levels of experience, education, knowledge, and skill in civil trial practice. Through the Board on Attorney Certification, The Supreme Court designates this honor to those lawyers who apply for certification and who are able to meet the standards set by the Board and accepted by the Court.
QUESTIONS TO ASK WHEN CHOOSING AN ATTORNEY FOR YOUR PERSONAL INJURY MATTER
Q. WHAT IS A CERTIFIED CIVIL TRIAL ATTORNEY
“Certified Civil Trial Attorney” is a designation granted by the New Jersey Superior Court to attorneys are able to demonstrate sufficient levels of experience, education, knowledge, and skill in Civil Trial Practice. The Supreme Court, through its board of Attorney Certification, designates only those lawyers who apply for certification and who are able to meet the standard set by the board approved by the Court.
Q. WHAT DOES IT MEAN WHEN AN ATTORNEY IS CERTIFIED
A Certified Attorney is more than just an attorney who specializes in a particular area of law. A New Jersey attorney who is certified by the Supreme Court as a Civil Trial Attorney must have:
• Over 5 years of good standing with the New Jersey Bar;
• Fulfilled ongoing continuing legal education requirements;
• Demonstrated a substantial level of experience in civil trial law;
• Been favorably evaluated by other attorneys, and Judges familiar with his or her work; and
• Taken and passed a written examination of civil trial law
Q. WHY DOES NEW JERSEY HAVE A CERTIFICATION PROGRAM?
This certification program helps the public find attorneys who have demonstrated proficiency in specialized fields of law. Certification helps lawyers by giving them a way to make their experience known to the public and to other lawyers. Certification also encourages the maintenance and improvement of attorneys competent in specialized fields of law.
This honor provides the public a way to identify those who demonstrate a higher proficiency in a certain area of law. This certification helps lawyers by providing a way to showcase their abilities to the public and peers. This certification also motivates the attorneys to maintain and improve their skill to keep the honor as the certification is only good for 5 years.
Q. HOW MANY ATTORNEYS ARE CERTIFIED IN NEW JERSEY
As of December 2016, approximately 1650 hold board certification out of roughly 75,000 active lawyers in the New Jersey.
Q. WHAT IF I HAVE MORE QUESTIONS OR NEED TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT CERTIFICATION.
For more information regarding certification programs contact:
Board on Attorney Certification
P.O. Box 965
Trenton, NJ 08625
Phone: (609) 815-2930
OUT OF STATE ATTORNEY REFERRALS
Presently, John Underwood of Underwood &Micklin is certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney. John invites the referrals from clients, attorneys in New Jersey and those who practice out-of-state. In accordance with the law, John agrees to pay a referral fee to referring attorneys. The Civil Trial Certification entitles John to pay a referral fee to the referring attorney without regard to the work done by the referring attorney. We invite referring attorneys to have as much involvement in the case as they wish to have.
ATTORNEY REFERRAL FEES PERMITTED
The Pertinent part of Court Rule 1:39-6(d) provides: (d) Division of Fees. A certified attorney who accepts a case referral from a lawyer who is not a partner in or associate of that attorney’s law firm or law office may share a fee for legal services with the referring attorney or the referring attorney’s estate. The division of fees may be made without regard for services executed or duty assumed by the referring attorney, provided that the total payment charged to the client relates only to the matter referred and does not exceed reasonable compensation for the legal services rendered therein.
For referring attorneys, both in and out of state, we agree to provide a quarterly status update on the case. This allows referring attorneys to monitor case referral and the status of fees that may be earned. Stated again, fees may be referred regardless of the work accomplished by the referring attorney. Unless stated otherwise, the referring attorney is not required to do any work in order to earn a referral fee. Attorneys are invited to Contact John A. Underwood, Esq. , at the Office (856) 644-6142 to discuss any possible referrals.
Underwood &Micklin is honored to be a legal resource to clients New Jersey and attorneys with clients facing legal issues within the state. With offices conveniently located in Cherry Hill and Nutley New Jersey, our firm is ready to serve clients facing complicated legal issues. Contact Underwood &Micklin for a consultation.