Why Board Certified? With Over 20 Years of Litigation Experience, You Can Be Confident Your Case Is in Good Hands

What It Means to Be Board Certified

Experienced Legal Representation in Round Rock

If you're facing a criminal matter, a lot is on the line. A conviction could lead to jail or prison time, fines, and other sanctions the court deems necessary to impose. Having an experienced, knowledgeable, and skilled attorney is crucial in such circumstances. But how do you find the right attorney for your case? One of the ways is checking to see if they are Board Certified.

At R. Scott Magee, Attorney at Law, Mr. Magee is a Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization (TBLS). According to the TBLS, there are 110,000 lawyers licensed to practice in Texas, and only 7,400 of those are Board Certified. About 1% of criminal law attorneys have obtained this distinction.

When you choose us to defend your case, you can trust you will have a legal advocate on your side who has an in-depth understanding of the justice system processes and can skillfully guide you every step of the way.

What Does It Mean to Be a Board Certified Lawyer?

According to the TBLS, being Board Certified "is a mark of excellence and a distinguished accomplishment within the Texas legal community." Achieving this honor is not an easy feat, and it takes an immense amount of dedication to the field.

Obtaining Board Certification is voluntary. An attorney can only apply after they have practiced law for a minimum of 5 years, 3 of which must be within a specific legal area.

When a lawyer first applies for Board Certification in criminal law, they must demonstrate that at least a quarter of their time is spent in this practice area.

They must also show that, within 3 years before applying, at minimum, they handled the following as lead counsel:

  • 5 state felony jury trials
  • 10 state misdemeanor jury trials (or 5 additional state felony jury trials)
  • 5 federal jury trials
  • 5 state or federal appeals

Not only must an attorney demonstrate that they have substantial experience in the field of criminal law, but they must also support their assertions with recommendations from others. With their application, the lawyer seeking Board Certification must include a minimum of 5 letters of recommendation. The references can be judges, opposing counsel, and fellow lawyers. Additionally, they must have substantial involvement in criminal law, they cannot be partners or associates of the attorney applying for Board Certification, and they must have worked with the applicant in some capacity within 3 years prior to seeking certification.

Lawyers seeking Board Certification must also have completed 60 hours of continuing education in the legal field and passed an exam. They must also apply for recertification every 5 years.

Reach Out to R. Scott Magee, Attorney at Law for the Defense You Need

Our lawyer is committed to providing top-quality legal representation to those accused of crimes in Round Rock, Williamson County, and Georgetown. We do this by staying current in the field of criminal law and pushing ourselves to achieve distinctions such as Board Certification. If you need effective counsel for your case, you can be confident that you'll receive honest, aggressive, and dedicated service from our team.

Schedule your initial consultation by calling us at (512) 600-1560 or contacting us online.

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Client Stories

  • A Man With Integrity.

    “My son still has a long road ahead of him, but I take comfort knowing that attorney Scott Magee and his staff are a phone call away. From the bottom of my heart, I want to thank Mr. Magee for getting my son back home to me.”

    - B. M.
  • You won’t be disappointed.

    “Me and my family couldn’t be more grateful of Mr McGee services. We highly recommend him if you are looking for an attorney that cares about you in first place.”

    - J T
  • Me and my family will always be grateful to Mr Magee’s services.

    “Mr Magee is an attorney that you can trust. He gave us confidence since day one. Communication was great, professional and polite. He was always really careful about all the important details of my ...”

    - J.T.
  • Thank you for keeping this stressful situation easy on myself and my family

    “Made my nightmare go away and I can now continue my life with my family and finally put all this behind us. Outcome of my case went way way and beyond. Couldn't be more thankful for him and what he ...”

    - JR
  • This a huge thank you for all the work you put into handing my son's case. I truly appreciate your efforts.

    “This a huge thank you for all the work you put into handing my son's case. I truly appreciate your efforts. As I mentioned to you at the Courthouse, I believe we were very fortunate to have you ...”

    - M.E.K.
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Successful Results

  • Case Dismissed State of Texas v. A.R. - Possession of a Controlled Substance
  • Dismissed State of Texas v. T.C. - Sexual Assault
  • Case Dismissed State v. A.D. - DWI (involving accident)
  • Case Dismissed State v. C.B - Drug Charges
  • Case Dismissed State v. C.W. - Family Violence
  • Case Dismissed State v. E.P. - Driving While License Invalid
  • Case Dismissed State v. H.G. - Family Violence
  • Deferred Adjudication State v. J.H. - Aggravated sexual assault of a child
  • Case Dismissed State v. T.W. - Possession of Controlled Substance
  • Case Dismissed State v. X.C. - Aggravated Robbery with a Deadly Weapon
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