Board Certification & LLM
In addition to his law degree, Bruce Turner is Board Certified in Commercial Real Estate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, has a master’s degree in tax law and is an AV Preeminent® rated attorney.
Although Board Certification is not required to practice law, obtaining certification from the Texas Board of Legal Specialization demonstrates a commitment to the law beyond an attorney’s law degree. The Board was established in 1974 by the Supreme Court of Texas upon request of the State Bar of Texas. It is the only governing board in the State of Texas with the authority to certify an attorney in a given legal specialty. Earning this mark of distinction means an attorney has been practicing at least five years with a minimum of three years in the chosen specialty. It involves a rigorous application process and an ongoing professional enhancement through approved continuing education classes. Bruce Turner earned his certification in 1991 and have maintained it without interruption.
Master of Laws
The LL.M. (Master of Laws) is an internationally recognized postgraduate law degree. It is usually obtained by completing a one-year full-time program. Law students and professionals frequently pursue the LL.M. to gain expertise in a specialized field of law, for example in the area of tax law or international law. Many law firms prefer job candidates with an LL.M. degree because it indicates that a lawyer has acquired advanced, specialized legal training, and is qualified to work in a multinational legal environment.
Highest Level of Recognition
The Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ system reflects an attorney’s ethical standards and legal ability. It is a peer review process that combines how fellow attorneys rate the General Ethical Standards of a fellow lawyer and his or her Legal Ability in five key areas. Bruce Turner has achieved AV Preeminent® (4.5-5.0). This means he was ranked at the highest level of professional excellence.