Board Certification

Gilbert is one of a select few of the Texas attorneys to achieve Board Certification in Criminal Defense. In Texas, only 1% of ALL attorneys have received Board Certification in Criminal Defense.

Certified Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Criminal Law Specialist since 1989
Criminal Defense Specialization for 20 Years
30 Years of Criminal Defense Trial Experience

Gilbert G. Garcia is 1 of 10 private practice, Board Certified Criminal Defense attorneys in Montgomery County

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What Is A Criminal Law Board Certified Attorney?

A Board Certified Attorney is an attorney who has demonstrated special competence in a particular field in which the Texas Board of Legal Specialization has certified their competence.

The Texas Board of Legal Specialization was created by the Supreme Court of Texas and the Board Members are appointed by the President of the State Bar of Texas. The Board, in turn, administers the program through which an attorney demonstrates their special competence in a particular area of law practice.

A lawyer who is Board Certified in Criminal Law must have experience in the trial of serious criminal matters and the preparation of such cases for trial. They must have extensive knowledge of state and federal constitutional law, evidence, procedure, and penal laws involved in the trial of criminal cases.

The requirements for an attorney to receive Board Certification in Criminal Law include:

  • Handling a wide variety of criminal matters to demonstrate experience and involvement.
  • Attending criminal law continuing legal education seminars regularly to keep their legal training up to date.
  • Being evaluated by fellow lawyers and judges.
  • Passing a day-long written examination.

Certification is for a period of 5 years. To remain certified after that time, every 5 years the attorney must apply for re-certification and meet the requirements for continued experience, peer review, and continuing legal education.


Gilbert G. Garcia has practiced Criminal Law since 1978 and has been Board Certified in Criminal Law since 1989. The Gilbert G. Garcia Law Firm is the logical choice to represent you in your criminal case, providing the quality legal services you deserve in your most important matters. Free initial consultations and reasonable fees. Personal payment plans available and most major credit cards accepted. Many issues are able to be handled via e-mail, phone calls and fax and after hours and weekend appointments are available upon request to meet the needs of each client.

We are conveniently located on the Montgomery County Courthouse square since 1983. Contact Gilbert Garcia today at 936-756-3333.