News
February 5, 2013

Polsinelli Shughart attorney Joshua M. Weaver recently became certified in Health Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization (TBLS). Weaver currently practices in Polsinelli’s Dallas office.

Board Certification is a voluntary designation program certifying Texas attorneys in 21 specific areas of law. Board Certified attorneys must be licensed for at least five years, devote a required percentage of practice to a specialty area for at least three years, attend continuing education seminars, pass an evaluation by fellow lawyers and judges and pass a 6-hour written examination.

“An attorney has to do something extra to get certified and then they have to continue to work and acquire knowledge in their specialty area to remain certified. You could say it is a life-long commitment,” said Judy Lenox, Chairman of the TBLS Board of Directors.

Weaver is a 2004 graduate of the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, cum laude. Weaver has been a part of Polsinelli Shughart for just under a year and was licensed by the State Bar of Texas in 2004. The firm opened a Dallas office in 2011.

Board Certification is offered in 21 specific areas of law to attorneys. Initial certification is valid for five years. To remain certified attorneys and paralegals must apply for recertification every five years and meet substantial involvement, peer review and continuing legal education requirements for their specialty area.

To learn more about Board Certification or find a certified attorney or paralegal in your area visit www.tbls.org.

For more information about Josh Weaver contact Public Relations Manager Heather McMichael, 816-223-8780, hmcmichael@polsinelli.com

About TBLS
Texas Board of Legal Specialization (TBLS) is authorized by the Supreme Court of Texas. It certifies attorney in 21 specific areas of law and paralegals in six specific areas. TBLS serves as a resource by listing all certified attorneys and paralegals on their online database. TBLS works to ensure that the citizens of Texas receive the highest quality legal services.

About Polsinelli Shughart
With more than 600 attorneys, Polsinelli Shughart is a national law firm and a recognized leader in the areas of health care, financial services, real estate, life sciences and technology, energy and business litigation. Serving corporate, institutional and individual clients, our attorneys build enduring relationships by providing practical, business-driven legal advice with a commitment to helping clients achieve their objectives. The firm can be found online at www.polsinelli.com. Polsinelli Shughart PC. In California, Polsinelli Shughart LLP.