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Certification of Attorneys' Specialties
As you review the biographies of our attorneys, you should be aware that some states have a procedure to certify that an attorney is a specialist in any area of the law. As an example, the Tennessee Commission on C.L.E. and Specialization certifies Tennessee attorneys as specialists in the following areas: Civil Trial, Criminal Trial, Business Bankruptcy, Consumer Bankruptcy, Creditor's Rights, Medical Malpractice, Legal Malpractice, Accounting Malpractice, Elder Law, Estate Planning, Family Law, Juvenile Law, DUI Defense and Social Security Disability. Georgia does not have such procedures.
Many of our attorneys have extensive expertise in certain areas and could be certified as specialists in certain areas of law if such a procedure were to exist in their jurisdiction. The descriptions of the experience and practices of our attorneys appearing on this website, however, do not mean or imply, and are not intended to imply, that any given attorney has been certified as a specialist in any field of law unless it is specifically stated the attorney has been certified as a specialist by the appropriate body. If a Miller & Martin attorney has received a certification from any recognized body, his or her biography will specifically state this.
You should also know that our attorneys who indicate they are licensed to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office ("USPTO") have passed a special bar exam (in addition to the normal state bar exam) for this license and to that extent are certified as qualified to practice before the USPTO.
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