AUSTIN (April 8, 2014) − The Texas Board of Legal Specialization (TBLS) recently announced that Thomas C. Mazurek received Board Certification in Oil, Gas & Mineral Law. Mr. Mazurek currently practices in San Antonio (Bexar County) where he is part of the law firm Mazurek, Alford & Holliday.
Board Certification is a voluntary designation program certifying Texas attorneys in 21 specific areas of law and paralegals in seven specific areas of law. Board Certified attorneys must be licensed for at least five years, devote a required percentage of practice to a specialty area for at least three years, attend continuing education seminars, pass an evaluation by fellow lawyers and judges and pass a 6-hour written examination. To remain certified, attorneys must apply for recertification every five years. Paralegal certification requires a minimum of 30-hours of TBLS approved courses in a specialty area, a completed certification application in the specialty area and pass a day-long written examination.
“Board Certified attorneys have made a commitment to excellence to serve the justice system in Texas and to benefit individuals and institutions in Texas,” said Gary McNeil, Executive Director of the TBLS. “They have dedicated their time to meeting all the requirements for initial certification and they have made an ongoing commitment to continue working and acquiring knowledge in their specialty area.”
Thomas C. Mazurek is a 2006 graduate of St. Mary’s University School of Law. Mr. Mazurek has been a part of Mazurek, Alford & Holliday law firm since its inception in 2008, and was licensed by the State Bar of Texas in 2006.
To learn more about Board Certification or find a certified attorney in your area visit www.tbls.org.
Texas Board of Legal Specialization (TBLS) is authorized by the Supreme Court of Texas. It certifies attorneys in 21 specific areas of law and paralegals in seven specific areas. TBLS serves as a resource by listing all certified attorneys and paralegals online. TBLS works to ensure that the citizens of Texas receive the highest quality legal services.