Why Choose a Board Certified Specialist in Personal Injury?

Modern legal practice, like many professions, has become a field dominated by specialists. While anyone licensed to practice law in Arizona can represent a person for any of their legal needs, the highly specialized demands of different areas of the law mean that a person will be better served by an attorney who devotes his or her practice entirely to limited areas of the law.

In 1991 the State of Arizona began certifying specialists. Leighton Rockafellow Sr. was one of the first attorneys in Arizona to be a board certified specialist in injury and wrongful death. This distinction required at least ten jury trials, recommendations from peers and judges alike, as well as the passage of an intensive exam. It also requires continual legal education and re-certification every five years.

Since the early 1980s, Leighton has devoted his law practice to representation of those injured by someone else’s negligence. These decades of experience mean the Rockafellow Law Firm has the skills, tools, and knowledge to get the results our clients deserve.

In addition to his personal injury and wrongful death certification, Leighton Sr. is board certified by the National Board of Trial Advocates as a Civil Trial specialist. The NBTA recently released some videos highlighting the benefits of choosing a board certified specialist. I encourage you to watch by clicking the link above and share these with any friends or relatives that may be seeking legal representation in any field.

There are hundreds of lawyers in Southern Arizona and choosing the right one can be an overwhelming task. The State of Arizona and the NBTA, through their board certifications, have simplified the process of choosing a qualified attorney.

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