COLUMBUS, OHIO — The National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA) is pleased to announce that J. Scott Bowman of the law firm GBM Law has successfully achieved recertification as a Civil Trial Advocate.
The NBTA was formed out of a strong conviction that both the law profession and its clients would benefit from an organization designed specifically to create an objective set of standards illustrating an attorney’s experience and expertise in the practice of trial law.
J. Scott Bowman is part of a growing number of trial attorneys that have illustrated their commitment to bettering the legal profession by successfully completing a rigorous application process and providing the consumer of legal services with an objective measure by which to choose qualified and experienced legal counsel.
The elaborate screening of credentials that all NBTA board certified attorneys must successfully complete includes:
- Demonstration of substantial trial experience
- Submission of judicial and peer references to attest to their competency
- Attendance of continuing legal education courses
- Proof of good standing
Board Certification is the highest, most stringent, and most reliable honor an attorney can achieve. Board certifications are the only distinctions awarded by non-profit organizations. The NBTA as well as all board certifying organizations are committed to safeguarding the public’s ability to choose a good attorney.
J. Scott Bowman earned his undergraduate degree from Illinois State University. He is a graduate of The Ohio State University College of Law. Mr. Bowman is licensed to practice in Ohio. He has tried at least 40 cases to verdict on behalf of injured clients. He is a member of:
- Ohio Association of Justice
- American Association of Justice
- Columbus Bar Association
- Ohio State Bar Association
- American Board of Trial Advocates (OBOTA)
Approximately three percent of American lawyers are board certified, and Mr. Bowman is a member of a very select group who has taken the time to prove competence in their specialty area and earn board certification.