New Jersey Certified Civil Trial Attorney
As a member of a qualified and experienced New Jersey personal injury law firm, the lead New Jersey personal injury attorney, Todd J. Leonard, has protected his clients’ rights and fought for maximum compensation for over 25 years. We proudly represent clients throughout the great State of New Jersey regarding everything from medical malpractice to car accidents, truck accidents, product liability cases, sexual assaults and abuse, nursing home neglect, wrongful death claims, workers’ compensation claims, and other types of serious injuries.
We are committed to doing our best to conduct deep investigations into each case by analyzing all the evidence and locating witnesses. It is the goal of each member of our New Jersey personal injury law firm to produce the best settlements or verdicts with the highest level of excellence and to treat each client like family.
We are dedicated to doing our best to provide outstanding personal injury representation for our clients. As such, the New Jersey Supreme Court has certified attorney Todd Leonard as a Civil Trial Attorney. This is a prestigious achievement less than 2 percent of the attorneys in the State of New Jersey can claim. In 1980, the Supreme Court wanted to establish a system by which to determine whether a lawyer had an adequate understanding of their particular field of law. To do so, they founded the Board on Attorney Certification, which created guidelines and requirements attorneys had to meet in order to be gain the certification as a reputable, reliable lawyer.
Where Did the Certification Program Get Its Start?
The Supreme Court of New Jersey directed the Board on Attorney Certification to create an attorney certification program. This program came about in an effort to protect consumers from false advertising and to raise the level of confidence in New Jersey’s practicing attorneys. The certification program was specifically designed to help the average person make an informed decision about which attorney to select for representation in a legal matter.
Board on Attorney Certification
In 1980, the Supreme Court of New Jersey established the Board on Attorney Certification for helping consumers find attorneys who achieved a high level of competence in their field of law.
Only those attorneys designated by the Supreme Court as “certified attorneys” can advertise that they are certified, and they must demonstrate the following:
- Sufficient levels of experience
- A sufficient education, knowledge, and skill in their area of practice
- The ability to pass a rigorous examination
- Recognition by their peers for having an excellent reputation and significant skills in their designated specialty
Currently, the Supreme Court certifies attorneys in four different areas of law: civil trial law, criminal law, matrimonial law, and workers’ compensation law.
Looking at the Requirements
Fulfilling all the conditions necessary to become a certified civil trial lawyer means not only that the Supreme Court endorsed the attorney, but also that the attorney is distinguished in their efforts compared to other lawyers.
Legal advocates who wish to become certified must meet the following prerequisites:
- Be in good standing for at least 5 years with the New Jersey State Bar
- Pass a written legal exam pertaining to their specific area of law
- Within the past 3 years, they must have taken educational courses in their specified area of law
- Be highly involved in matters of litigation, as well as knowledgeable regarding the process
- Submit a list of judges and lawyers who can attest to the reputation and character of the attorney in question
Trustworthy and Experienced Legal Assistance
Attorney Todd Leonard is also a Life Member of the Multi-Million and Million Dollar Advocates Forum because he obtained millions of dollars for his seriously injured clients. Additionally, he was included in the list of New Jersey’s Super Lawyers® in 2011, 2013, 2014, and 2015. Attorney Leonard has dedicated his entire professional career to helping personal injury victims and their families following all types of serious and fatal accidents.
We offer free consultations for all potential clients, including legal assistance in both English and Spanish. Our call center is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to answer your questions.
Please do not hesitate to call our office today at (973) 920-7900 and speak with an experienced New Jersey accident lawyer.