Attorney Jack O. Hackett II has been recertified by The Florida Bar in Real Estate. Of the lawyers eligible to practice law in Florida, only 6 percent have earned board certification.
PUNTA GORDA, FL – December 11, 2014 – Jack O. Hackett II, a director at Farr Law Firm, received renewal of board certification by The Florida Bar in Real Estate. Board certified lawyers are evaluated for professionalism and tested for expertise.
Hackett represents clients in all areas of residential and commercial real estate acquisition and development and has represented clients in a number of high profile real estate transactions. He holds an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating™ from Martindale-Hubbell® and is listed in Florida Super Lawyers 2014. Hackett also practices business law and counsels clients in a wide range of industries in the formation, organization, and management of business entities.
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.