ATLANTA, Jan. 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Nine attorneys specializing in truck accident litigation are the first attorneys Board Certified in Truck Accident Law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. It is the first and only American Bar Association accreditation for Truck Accident Law in the country.
While many lawyers advertise that they handle truck accident cases, only Board Certified attorneys pass a comprehensive six hour written exam, prove that a substantial percentage of their practice is dedicated to trucking litigation, undergo a stringent background vetting process, and show hands-on experience in multiple truck accident cases.
The first Board Certified attorneys are members of the Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys (ATAA), a more than 500 member non-profit organization promoting accountability and safety in the trucking industry.
"Make no mistake about it," says ATAA co-founder and Atlanta-based Truck Accident Attorney Joe Fried. "Who you choose as the lawyer to handle a serious truck crash case is very important. Not all lawyers get the same results. Not even close. Not everyone who advertises or says that they have experience handling truck crash cases is the real deal. When you choose an NBTA Certified Truck Crash Lawyer, you can rest assured that the lawyer has been independently vetted for experience and results and independently tested for knowledge and competence."
ATAA co-founder Michael Leizerman, an Ohio-based truck accident attorney, adds, "It's very difficult for a person to get their bearings and even think about things like securing evidence and taking steps to protect their family when their spouse, parent or child is killed in truck crash. Choosing a lawyer who is a board certified specialist in Truck Accident Law helps victims of truck wrecks ensure that the lawyer they hire has the experience and knowledge to best represent their interests. A board certified lawyer helps the family members know that their interests are being protected while they grieve or, in injury cases, while the injured person works on healing, to the extent possible."
The first Board Certified Truck Accident Attorneys are:
Joseph Fried (Fried, Rogers Goldberg) Atlanta, GA
Michael Leizerman (Leizerman & Associates) Toledo, OH
Rena Leizerman (Leizerman & Associates) Toledo, OH
Joseph Camerlengo (The Truck Accident Law Firm) Jacksonville, FL
William Ervin (Ervin and Ervin) Oklahoma City, OK
Peter Kestner (McEwen and Kestner) Inner Grove Heights, MN
David Nissnberg (Nissenberg Law Firm) San Diego, CA
Jay Vaughn (Hendy, Johnson, Vaughn, Emery) Fort Wright, KY
Morgan Adams, Truck Wreck Justice, Chattanooga, TN
"We could not be happier to welcome this inaugural class of Truck Accident Law attorneys into the National Board of Trial Advocacy," said Keith Clifford, the organization's president and senior shareholder with Clifford & Raihala, in Madison, Wisc. "Their time, experience and dedication -- both to completing our stringent requirements as well as to their clients -- make them the perfect group to lead the way for Truck Accident Law board certification. They have set the stage as trailblazers in this new specialty area for years to come."
About the Academy Of Truck Accident Attorneys:
Founded by nationally renowned trial attorneys Michael Leizerman and Joe Fried, the Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys (ATAA) includes more than 500 attorneys dedicated to promoting safety and accountability in the trucking industry by representing clients injured or killed in crashes involving tractor-trailers. For more information, visit academyoftruckaccidentattorneys.org.
About the National Board of Trial Advocacy
The National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA) is a nonprofit organization devoted to improving the quality of trial advocacy and aiding clients in their selection of experienced legal representation. NBTA offers board certification in civil trial law, truck accident law, criminal trial law, family trial law, Social Security disability and civil practice. For more information, visit nbtalawyers.org.
Board Certification is not recognized by all state Bar associations. Legal consumers are encouraged to ask their state's bar association if Board Certification is recognized before hiring an attorney based on this achievement.
Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys
SOURCE The Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys