What Is a Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer?
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Certified Criminal Trial Attorney Charles F. Clark, Jr.
Our founding partner, Charles F. Clark, Jr., is “Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Criminal Trial Attorney.” Certified Criminal Trial Attorney is a designation granted by the New Jersey Supreme Court to attorneys who are able to demonstrate sufficient levels of experience, education, knowledge, and skill in criminal practice.
What Does It Mean When an Attorney Is Certified?
A certified attorney is more than just an attorney who specializes in a particular area of law. A New Jersey attorney who is certified by the Supreme Court as a criminal trial attorney must have:
- Been a member in good standing of the New Jersey bar for over 5 years (Mr. Clark has been a member in good standing for 15 years)
- Fulfilled ongoing continuing legal education requirements
- Demonstrated a substantial level of experience in criminal trial law
- Been favorably evaluated by other attorneys and judges familiar with his work
- Taken and passed a written examination in criminal trial law
Attorney Charles Clark is one of only 250 lawyers in the State certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a criminal trial attorney. To put that number in perspective, there are over 70,000 lawyers in the State of New Jersey but only 250 certified criminal trial attorneys.
Former Assistant County Prosecutor
As a former Assistant Prosecutor for over 12 years prior to starting his own criminal defense law firm, Charles Clark has tried over 70 jury trials ranging from simple possession of drugs to aggravated sexual assault and murder. His experience as a prosecutor gives him an obvious advantage now that he is a criminal defense attorney. He knows how the State investigates its cases, and, more importantly, the mistakes the State makes in its investigation.
Charles Clark has exploited his knowledge and experience for his client’s benefit resulting in extremely favorable results including a recent “not guilty” verdict on an aggravated sexual assault charge.
Why Hire Clark, Clark & Noonan, LLC.?
The Supreme Court of New Jersey implemented attorney certification for the purpose of, “helping consumers find attorneys who have a recognized level of competence in particular fields of law.”
“…the Supreme Court of New Jersey has directed the Board on Attorney Certification to administer the attorney certification program in an effort both to protect consumers from false advertising and to raise the level of competence of attorneys in this State. This program is designed to help you make an informed decision when seeking and selecting a lawyer.”
Source: New Jersey Supreme Court, Attorney Certification Information