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The American College of Board Certified Attorneys, Inc.

The American College of Board Certified Attorneys, Inc., (ACBCA) is a not for profit professional organization for attorneys who have been board certified by a recognized accrediting organization. The ACBCA supports activities to identify and recognize those attorneys who have met or exceeded rigorous certification standards relating to their area of practice. We seek to communicate and promote the importance of board certification to the profession and the public.

ACBCA currently operates two websites: These are ACBCAttorney.org, a web portal for the legal community, and CertifiedLawyer.com, a web portal for the public to locate and access information about board certified attorneys, so meaningful and informed decisions can be made when identifying and selecting the most experienced counsel.

The American College of Board Certified Attorneys’ Mission

To centralize access to all qualified board certified attorneys in the United States while educating consumers and professionals about the importance of Board Certification.

Would you have brain surgery by a non-board certified neurosurgeon?

For many years, the medical profession has recognized that a rapidly evolving and complex world has created a situation where specialization is necessary to provide the best patient care. The medical profession has embraced this reality and nurtured the growth of specialization. They have created different boards to establish qualifications and testing for board certification in a multitude of specialties. Indeed, many of these boards now recognize sub-specialties.

The job of the specialty boards is to examine and certify specialists. The medical profession also recognized the need for organizations designed to promote and meet other needs of specialists. From this sprang the founding of colleges, such as the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

The legal profession has been slow to follow their medical colleagues. There has been a great deal of resistance to legal specialization, but it has gradually taken hold. There are a number of approved boards that test and certify lawyers. Until now, however, there hasn’t been a college established for certified lawyers to come together to promote their achievements, to promote board certification and to educate the profession and the public of its importance.