Attorney Jennifer Abrams Discusses When to Hire a Specialized Lawyer

What is a Board Certified Specialist?

A Board Certified Specialist is an attorney who is recognized by their state bar as an expert in their field. While these lawyers may be trained to handle many legal matters, their major focus is one particular area of law. Typically, these lawyers have decades of experience in one practice area and have represented hundreds or even thousands of clients in that area of the law. By hiring a specialized lawyer, clients feel more confident that their legal problems are being handled by an attorney with extensive experience and training and knowledge in the field with which they require help.

What Are Some Common Legal Specializations?

There are several areas of law where clients can find specialized lawyers. These include, but are not limited to, criminal defense, bankruptcy, immigration, divorce and family law, personal injury, and estate planning.

The Benefits of Hiring a Specialized Lawyer

When you decide to hire a specialized lawyer, the benefits are numerous. First of all, it helps to ensure that your specific legal matter will be handled by a lawyer who has years of experience with legal issues similar to yours. This type of attorney knows their way around the court system and can recognize issues in your case that might not be apparent to a lawyer with less specialized credentials.

Final Thoughts

Generalist lawyers are great for low risk routine legal matters but a specialist is necessary for serious cases with high stakes. When it comes down to specialized lawyers vs. generalists, you want a specialist who has the skills and experience commensurate with what you have at stake in your case. The more experience an attorney has in the area of law at issue, the better they can represent you. Legal issues are complex and laws vary from state-to-state and country-to-country, so having a lawyer who specializes in your specific legal matter is the wisest decision you can make.

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Jennifer Abrams

Jennifer Abrams

Attorney Jennifer V. Abrams is a 20 year veteran in the practice of divorce law. Located in Las Vegas, Nevada.