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What does it mean to be a Certified Family Law Specialist?

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You may be aware that two of the attorneys at Ellsworth Family Law, Steven M. Ellsworth and Glenn D. Halterman, are family law specialists. And while you probably assume that the designation of “specialist” means that they spend a considerable amount of time working on family law-related matters, being a Certified Family Law Specialist in Arizona means much more.

Although there are approximately 18,000 attorneys currently licensed to practice law in Arizona, only a very small percentage of those attorneys are specialists in their area of practice. In fact, of those 18,000 attorneys, there are currently only 65 who are Certified Family Law Specialists by the State Bar of Arizona (for the statistically-minded that equates to less than 1% of the Arizona attorney population). Several other practice areas also offer specialist certification (such as criminal law, personal injury, or tax law). Continue reading