Board Certification: What Does it Mean?

Our trial attorney Carter Hillstrom is certified by the Florida Bar as an expert trial attorney. What does this mean? The Florida Bar explains:

Board-certified lawyers have dedicated themselves to achieving a heightened level of excellence through character, professionalism, ethics, and credibility in the practice of law.

Professionalism and Ethics

Each board-certified lawyer undergoes a rigorous peer-review process that assesses competence in a specialty field, as well as professionalism and ethics in the practice of law.


Certification requires lawyers to pass a comprehensive examination that evaluates a high level of knowledge, skills, and expertise in a specialty field.


Established by the Florida Supreme Court, board certification is conferred upon lawyers by the most credible and highest authority over the state’s legal community, The Florida Bar.

The Florida Bar has certified that Carter is a specialist as a trial lawyer. When selecting an attorney to handle your case, look for an attorney whose credentials are endorsed by the Florida Bar.