PUNTA GORDA, FL – December 4, 2013 – Guy S. Emerich, a director at Farr Law Firm, received renewal of board certification by The Florida Bar in Wills, Trusts and Estates. Board certified lawyers are evaluated for professionalism and tested for expertise.
Emerich’s practice focuses on estate planning, probate and trust administration, with an emphasis on protecting and preserving his clients’ assets, minimizing taxes and avoiding probate. He holds an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating™ from Martindale-Hubbell®, is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, is listed in Florida Super Lawyers 2013 and has been selected to the 2014 Best Lawyers in America list for his work in Trusts and Estates.
Of the lawyers eligible to practice law in Florida, only 6 percent have earned board certification. Certification is valid for five years, and to be recertified, lawyers must meet requirements similar to those for initial certification.
The Florida Bar’s certification is the highest evaluation of attorneys’ competency, experience and professionalism in the areas of law approved for specialization. The Florida Bar maintains high standards lawyers must meet before seeking certification in one or more of the 24 areas of law approved by the Florida Supreme Court for board certification. Even if an attorney does meet the stringent application criteria, judges and other lawyers must evaluate the lawyer as to character, ethics and professionalism; and the lawyer must pass a rigorous examination or meet strict criteria to exempt the exam before officially earning board certification.