McOmber & McOmber Partner Awarded Civil Certificate by New Jersey Supreme Court
In Spring 2019, Armen McOmber, partner at McOmber & McOmber, was awarded a Certified Civil Trial Attorney designation (i.e. “civil cert”). In 1980, the Supreme Court of New Jersey established this certification program in an effort to help provide credibility to a small percentage of those practicing in their particular area of the law–i.e. for the purpose of helping consumers find attorneys with a recognized level of competence in their particular area of law.
The civil cert designation is awarded to attorneys through the Board on Attorney Certification based upon experience, education, knowledge and skill in civil trial law. The standards set by the Supreme Court are high; in fact, the designation is held by only 2% of the practicing attorneys in the state. Specifically, in order to qualify, attorney candidates must do the following:
- Possess an unblemished reputation based on the evaluations of attorney peers and judges who attest to their character;
- Pass a specific written examination concerning the specific area of certification;
- Be in good standing with the New Jersey Bar for at least five years;
- Complete a specific number of continuing legal education courses in the years preceding certification; and
- Demonstrate a “substantial level of involvement” in the preparation of litigated matters.
The certification program was established not only to protect consumers from false advertising but to raise the level of competence in particular areas of law.
Why You Should Choose a Civil Cert Attorney
While there are thousands of practicing attorneys in New Jersey, as a potential client, it can be difficult to figure out who is specifically qualified in a particular area. A number of attorneys hold themselves out as being specialized in practicing in certain areas without necessarily having the qualifications or experience necessary to do the best job possible in that practice area.
Civil litigation is an especially rigorous practice—you want to ensure that anyone you work with is qualified and has that trial experience, as it involves a different skill set than simply working on cases. Therefore, choosing an attorney who has earned this honor helps to ensure that you are working with someone who has exceeded certain standards when it comes to civil trial litigation.
More on Armen McOmber
Armen McOmber has served as lead counsel in numerous jury trials on behalf of clients in a variety of legal matters and has worked tirelessly to preserve the rights of victims of discrimination and harassment in the workplace. Mr. McOmber is a third generation attorney and a lifelong resident of Monmouth County, New Jersey. In 1998, he was admitted to New Jersey and Federal District Court Bars and joined the firm of McOmber & McOmber, which was established by his parents, Richard and Adrienne McOmber, in 1974. He was then promoted to partner in 2001. Previously, he earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts and a Juris Doctor from American University Washington College of Law, in Washington, D.C.
Mr. McOmber explained he is “very excited and truly honored to have been designated as a Civil Trial Attorney by the Supreme Court,” and further noted he is “grateful to [his] colleagues at McOmber & McOmber, without whom this would not have been possible.”
All of us at McOmber & McOmber are so honored to have Armen as an integral part of our legal and trial team, and we are extremely proud of his accomplishments. Congratulations, Armen!
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