Why You Need a Board-Certified Attorney

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We’ve heard the expression, “Jack of all trades, master of none.” That speaks of someone who can perform a lot of varied tasks, but none of them very well. It’s possible for a person in any profession to spread themself thin as a bad pizza crust — great breadth but little depth. In areas such as medicine and law, you want someone who is not distracted by other interests and is focused on one subject.

You would feel uncomfortable around a dentist who tries to remove your appendix, or an electrician who might work on your plumbing, or a math teacher teaching biology. You would have more confidence in a professional who has concentrated their studies and practice in the area you need. Approval by peers is an additional vote of confidence for a professional.

Berks County Attorney Scott C. Painter strongly believes in certification and can be relied upon to help clients solve their issues and achieve their goals. Attorney Painter has taken the steps to earn board certification in elder law, his specialty area of law.

This idea of legal specialization increases an attorney’s ability to best serve the public. All lawyers must be licensed to practice. Board certification, however, is voluntary, and is an indication of the attorney’s diligence and pursuit of excellence. Lawyers who pursue board certification strive to meet the highest standards of practice in their field. An attorney who has attained board certification from an accredited group has demonstrated that he or she meets or exceeds levels of professional excellence in a specialty area of law.

Those attorneys are able to market themselves as specialists in those specific practice areas. The goal is true specialist proficiency — tested and approved by rigorous peer review — and not a marketing gimmick.

It’s good to know the lawyer you hired specializes in the area of law that pertains to your case. Scott C. Painter is a Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA®), and he is also a member of the National Association of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA).

The law office of elder law attorney Scott C. Painter, P.C., is located in Wyomissing (outside of Reading, PA, in Berks County,) and offers trusted legal services in the areas of elder law, including nursing home planning, trust and estate services, and veterans benefits. Scott C. Painter is a Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA®), and he is also a member of the National Association of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA).

If you have an issue or question, we encourage you to call us. With legal matters, time is of the essence. Your first consultation with us is free! 610-378-5140.

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