The NBTA was created in 1977 to provide board certification for attorneys in a number of specialty areas, including civil, criminal, family, civil pretrial and Social Security Disability law. The organization is accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) and its certification process has been examined by the ABA-Standing Committee on Specialization.
Similar to a specialization within the medical field, NBTA provides board certifications for attorneys who have demonstrated skill and experience in a particular field.
In order to receive certification, attorneys must demonstrate their legal ability through rigorous examination and testing by the organization. This includes demonstrating extensive trial experience, having strong peer references, regularly attending continuing education courses, submitting written legal documents, proving good standing within the legal community and passing an exam.
Because certification is voluntary, members have gone the extra mile to achieve this credential and can be considered as highly experienced legal practitioners.
Approximately three percent of attorneys in the U.S. achieve the honor of Board Certification, making Mr. Stralen a member of a select group of lawyers.
Mr. Stralen is a member of the California State Bar and all Federal Court Districts in California, allowing him to represent clients throughout the state. He is also a member of the Consumer Attorneys of California and the Capital City Trial Lawyers Association.
We congratulate John Stralen on his achievement in obtaining this great honor.