Certified Appellate Specialist

What is a certified specialist?

Attorneys and other professionals often use terms to differentiate themselves from others who perform the same service. But that is not true when an attorney uses the title: Certified Appellate Specialist, Board of Legal Specialization, State of California.

California has licensed over 250,000 attorneys to practice law but has only permitted about 275 attorneys to call themselves Certified Appellate Specialists.

To earn this title, the attorney must prove to the satisfaction of the State Bar of California that the attorney: