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Board Certified Lawyers in Panama City

Why You Need A Board Certified Lawyer

Calling a Board Certified lawyer after your injury is a great way to make sure your rights are protected.

Jay Manuel, Waylon Thompson, and Zachary Taylor are Board Certified lawyers in Panama City. Only 1% of Florida lawyers have achieved this distinction.

Board-certified lawyers are the only Florida attorneys allowed to identify themselves as “specialists,” “experts,” “Florida Bar Board Certified,” or to use “B.C.S.” to indicate Board Certified Specialist.

When you need the services of a personal injury lawyer, you want an attorney who is able to handle your case and who has expertise in the area of law relating to your legal needs. To assist you in finding such a lawyer, the Supreme Court of Florida directed the Florida Bar to offer a “board certification” program for Florida Bar members. The program is designed to help the public make an informed decision when seeking and selecting personal injury lawyers in Panama City and throughout Florida. Board-certified lawyers are legal experts dedicated to professional excellence. Board certification establishes an independent measure of competence, professionalism, and peer acknowledgment and helps clients and fellow lawyers set expectations for professional abilities.


Board certification is the highest level of recognition by the Florida Bar concerning the competency and experience of personal injury lawyers. Board certification also recognizes attorneys’ special knowledge, skills and proficiency in various areas of law, as well as speaking to their professionalism and ethics in practice. At Manuel & Thompson, Jay Manuel, Waylon Thompson and Zachary Taylor are Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyers.

Certified lawyers in civil trial law deal with litigation of civil controversies in all areas of substantive law before state and federal courts, administrative agencies, and arbitrators. In addition to actual pretrial and trial processes, civil trial law includes evaluating, handling, and resolving civil disagreements prior to the initiation of a lawsuit.

You need to know that there are Board Certified Lawyers in Panama City. When you have a personal injury issue, choose lawyers who are experts in their field. Choose a Board Certified lawyer from Manuel & Thompson.