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Texas Board Certified Specialist in Personal Injury Law

Since 1989, George W. Wilhite has been a board certified specialist in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. In addition to personal injury, Mr. Wilhite also practices business litigation and probate law.

Your Doctor is Board Certified? Is Your Attorney Board Certified?

Board certification is an important indicator that your attorney has been willing to submit to a rigorous evaluation process. Board certification validates the claim that the attorney is specialized in a certain practice areas. Only attorneys who have obtain board certification in personal injury law can use the phrase "board certified" or "specialist."

The Texas Board of Legal Specialization (TBLS) defines the term "personal injury trial law" as the practice of law dealing with litigation of claims involving disability or trauma, mental or physical. Personal injury trial law has been a practice area eligible for specialty certification since 1978.

Personal injury trial law includes but is not limited to civil litigation involving the following types of personal injury claims:

  • any negligent or intentional tort claims;
  • car, truck, or automobile accident reparations;
  • governmental claims;
  • products liability claims;
  • statutory claims; or
  • insurance contract claims.

Additional Information about Board Certified Attorneys in Texas

Besides the practice area of personal injury, the Texas Board of Legal Specialization (TBLS) also certifies lawyers in 20 different specialty areas of the law including:

  • Civil Trial Law;
  • Civil Appellate Law;
  • Workers' Compensation Law.
  • Consumer and Commercial Law;
  • Business Bankruptcy Law;
  • Consumer Bankruptcy Law;
  • Commercial Real Estate Law;
  • Residential Real Estate Law;
  • Administrative Law;
  • Health Law;
  • Immigration and Nationality;
  • Criminal Law;
  • Criminal Appellate Law;
  • Oil, Gas and Mineral Law;
  • Farm and Ranch Real Estate;
  • Estate Planning and Probate;
  • Juvenile Law;
  • Labor and Employment Law; and
  • Tax Law.

According to the Texas Board of Legal Specialization (TBLS), more than 70,000 lawyers are licensed to practice law in the State of Texas. Of those 70,000 attorneys, only 7,237 have earned the designation as a Board Certified specialists in one of 21 select areas of law. Of those, only 1,678 are designated as board certified in personal injury trial law.

History of the Texas Board of Legal Specialization (TBLS)

The Supreme Court of Texas, acting at the request of the State Bar of Texas, established the Texas Board of Legal Specialization was established in 1974. The TBLS is the only governing board in Texas authorized to certify attorneys in legal specialty areas. The TBLS maintains a website that allows members of the public to search for a Board Certified Attorney in Texas by name, location, or specialty practice area.

Resources for finding a Board Certified Attorney in Texas

Directory of Board Certified Attorneys in Texas - Visit Lawyer Legion, a directory of over 80,000 attorneys across the United States. Lawyer Legion maintains the only nationwide directory of board certified specialist and allows the viewer to narrow the search to attorneys in Texas who are board certified in personal injury trial law or any of the other 20 specialty areas of the law.

Search the TBLS directory of Texas Board Certified Attorneys - To find the current information, visit the TBLS online directory. Search by the practice area, the attorney's name, or the location by city, county, or zip code.

Wilhite & Associates, P.C. represents clients from all over Southeast Texas, including:

Harris County - Aldine, Atascocita, Barrett, Barker, Baytown, Bellaire, Brownwood, Bunker Hill Village, Channelview, Clear Lake, Cloverleaf, Crosby, Cypress, Deer Park, East Houston, El Lago, Galena Park, Hedwig Village, Highlands, Hilshire Village, Houston, Hudson, Humble, Hunters Creek Village, Jacinto City, Jersey Village, Katy, Kingwood, Klein, La Porte, Louetta, Lynchburg, Nassau Bay, North Houston, Pasadena, Piney Point Village, Seabrook, Sheldon, Shoreacres, South Houston, Southside Place, Spring, Spring Valley, Taylor Lake Village, Tomball, Webster, West University Place

Montgomery County - Conroe, Cut and Shoot, Magnolia, Montgomery, Oak Ridge North, Panorama Village, Patton Village, Roman Forest, Shenandoah, Splendora, Stagecoach, Willis, Woodbranch, Woodloch, The Woodlands

Fort Bend County - Arcola, Beasley, Fairchilds, Fulshear, Kendleton, Meadows Place, Missouri City, Needville, Orchard, Pleak, Richmond, Rosenberg, Simonton, Stafford, Sugar Land, Thompsons

Waller County - Brookshire, Hempstead, Pattison, Pine Island, Prairie View, Waller

Grimes County - Anderson, Bedias, Iola, Navasota, Todd Mission

Washington County - Brenham, Burton, Chappell Hill

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This site is sponsored by George W. Wilhite, P.C. Our principal office is located in Harris County, Texas at 17101 Kuykendahl Rd., Houston, TX 77068.

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