Boyd & Jenerette is pleased to announce that Shareholder Mark Eckels has received renewal of board certification by The Florida Bar in Workers' Compensation. This is a tremendous professional achievement of which The Florida Bar distinguishes Mr. Eckels as a specialist and an expert in workers' compensation law dealing with the analysis and litigation of problems or controversies arising out of the Florida Workers' Compensation Law.
Mark Eckels has been Board Certified in Workers’ Compensation by The Florida Bar since 2000. He is AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, he has been listed in Florida Super Lawyers for transportation and maritime, and in Best Lawyers in America for workers’ compensation. He devotes his practice to the defense of employers and insurance carriers in workers’ compensation and Longshore claims in Florida and Georgia. His Longshore and Defense Base Act practice extends nationwide.
About Board Certification by The Florida Bar
Seven percent of eligible members of The Florida Bar (approximately 4,800 lawyers) are board certified. The process is a rigorous one, and requires at least five years of law practice, a substantial involvement in the field of law for which certification is sought, satisfactory peer review of competence in the specialty field, passing an examination and satisfying continuing legal education requirements.
Board certification is valid for five years. Over the five-year period, the attorney must continue to practice in the specialty area and attend continuing legal education courses approved by The Florida Bar. Recertification requirements are similar to those for initial certification. Not all qualified lawyers are board certified; only those who have taken the extra steps to have their competence, experience and professionalism evaluated.