Specialty Areas

Board Certified Paralegals are experts in eight select areas of Texas law.

Contact Certification Analyst Molly Galvez for detailed information, or read the Standards for Paralegal Certification as well as Rules and Regulations for any specialty area.

The search function on each page of this site is an easy and convenient way to identify Board Certified Paralegals specializing in a particular area of law.


- protections and obligations of the bankruptcy code for individuals and businesses experiencing financial difficulty

Civil Trial

- litigation involving contracts, businesses and business owners, negligence, creditors and debtors, fair debt collection, landlord and tenant, and deceptive trade practices act


- misdemeanor and felony crimes, arrest, detention, plea bargains, jury and non-jury trials (for individuals 17 years of age or older)

Estate Planning and Probate

- conserving and protecting property through wills and trusts, transferring property through gifts and wills, providing financial resources for minor children, probate proceedings, elder law issues and minimizing taxes on estates


- marriage, adoption, divorce, custody, support plus ownership of property acquired before and during marriage

Oil, Gas and Mineral

- comprises law applicable to oil, gas and other minerals and interests in oil, gas and other minerals and to the acquisition, ownership, leasing, development, transfer, disposition and financing of these substances

Personal Injury Trial

- litigation based on an individual's injury from automobile accidents, professional malpractice, defective products or negligence by another

Real Estate

- purchase, sale, rental and financing of residences, commercial buildings and rural land