Board Certification of Texas Lawyers

Texas lawyers may apply to become board certified in their areas of specialty after meeting certain stringent requirements. Less than 10% of lawyers are board certified. Typically, a lawyer must have practiced for at least five years; taken a considerable amount of continuing legal education and devoted much of his practice to the desired specialization; received the recommendation of his peers; and passed a six-hour specialization exam. Specializations must be renewed every five years.

In the area of real estate law, there are three specializations: residential, commercial, and farm and ranch. David J. Willis is board certified in both residential real estate law and commercial real estate law.

More information on the board certification of lawyers is available from the Texas State Bar at


Information in this article is proved for general educational purposes only and is not offered as legal advice upon which anyone may rely. Legal counsel relating to your individual needs and circumstances is advisable before taking any action that has legal consequences. Consult your tax advisor as well. This firm does not represent you unless and until it is retained and expressly retained in writing to do so.

Copyright © 2008 by David J. Willis. David J. Willis is board certified in both residential and commercial real estate law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. More information is available at his website,