When anyone is charged with a crime the most important decision he or she may make is the choice of a criminal defense lawyer to help them. It is important to choose one who is skilled and experienced. Board certification recognizes that kind of skill and experience.
First and foremost this question should be asked:
Is my lawyer a board certified criminal trial lawyer?
Board certification requires years of experience and favorable evaluations from other lawyers and Judges. Then the applicant must pass an exhaustive written examination. Once board certified, regular renewal and qualification for that designation is required.
Donald Lykkebak has been a board certified criminal trial lawyer in the State of Florida since 1987, the first year the exam to demonstrate this special expertise in criminal law was given. Mr. Lykkebak is also board certified by the National Board of Legal Specialty Certification. The National Board of Legal Specialty Certification is a nationwide, universally respected board certification association.