Wilson Stoker Recognized with Texas Board Certification
Published on March 10, 2016
Receives Texas Board Certification for Specialization in Labor & Employment Law.
Austin, TX (March 10, 2016) – Welter Law Firm, P.C. (Welter) is pleased to announce that M. Wilson Stoker, Vice President & Managing Attorney for the firm’s Texas Office, has received Board Certification in Labor and Employment Law from the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
Authorized by the Supreme Court of Texas, the Texas Board of Legal Specialization (TBLS) certifies attorney specializations in 22 select areas of the law. Of the more than 95,000 attorneys licensed to practice in Texas, approximately 8% (7,300 attorneys) have been recognized as Board Certified specialists.
The Texas Board of Legal Specialization was established in 1974 by the Supreme Court of Texas at the request of State Bar of Texas and is the only governing board authorized to certify attorneys in legal specialty areas. It is one of the largest legal Board Certification programs in the country and works to ensure that the citizens of Texas receive the highest quality legal services.
Board Certified lawyers earn the right to publicly represent themselves as a specialist in a select area of the law. In fact, they are the only attorneys allowed by the State Bar of Texas to do so. This designation sets them apart as being attorneys with the highest public commitment to excellence in their area of law.
The process is voluntary and can only take place after an attorney has been in practice for five years, with a minimum of three years’ experience in the specialty area.
Moreover, Board Certification is not a one-time event. It requires ongoing involvement in the specialty area which is periodically substantiated with references from peers in that field. It also requires annual professional refreshment through TBLS approved, continuing legal education course work to stay abreast of current trends in law.
“We are extremely pleased that Wilson has completed this journey and now joins an elite community of the most recognized expert attorneys in Texas,” says Eric A. Welter, President and Shareholder of Welter Law Firm. “This achievement further evidences Wilson’s outstanding knowledge, expertise and excellence in service to our clients in Texas and nationwide.”
Welter Law Firm, P.C. (Welter) is a national employment law and litigation firm headquartered in Herndon, VA within the greater Washington, D.C. region, with regional offices in Austin, TX and Los Angeles/Glendale, CA. Serving a wide range of national and regional clients, the firm’s practice includes employment law, affirmative action and OFCCP compliance, complex litigation and class actions. The firm’s founder, Eric A. Welter, was named to the Virginia Super Lawyers for the last ten years in a row. For more information, please visit www.welterlaw.com.