MINNEAPOLIS/MINNESOTA -The National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA) is pleased to announce that Michael R. Moline of the law firm, Lommen Abdo, P.A. has successfully achieved recertification as a civil trial advocate. Mr. Moline has been a NBTA member is good standing for five years. This is his first recertification. 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.

Mr. Moline, is part 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 and 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.

Michael earned his undergraduate degree in Economics and Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse. He is a graduate of Hamline University School of Law. Mr. Moline is licensed to practice in Minnesota and Wisconsin. He has been involved in more than 50 trials and 500 binding arbitrations and appraisals. He is a member of The American Bar Association, Minnesota Bar Association, the Minnesota Association for Justice, the Minneapolis Building Owners and Managers Association, and the Wisconsin State Bar Association.

Approximately three percent of American lawyers are board certified, and Mr. Moline is a member of a very select group who has taken the time to prove competence in their specialty area and earn board certification.