The The Chetson Firm law firm is pleased to announce that partner Damon Chetson was recently named a Board Certified Specialist in State and Federal Criminal Law by the North Carolina Bar’s Board of Specialization.
In order to practice law, a person must complete a bar exam, satisfy a character and fitness examination, and be admitted to practice law in the state of North Carolina. Tens of thousands of people have completed these requirements in North Carolina.
But in order to become a Board Certified Specialist in an area like criminal law, a person must complete a special character and fitness examination, must complete a more difficult and rigorous written examination in the area of state and federal criminal law, and must demonstrate a track record in criminal law that shows they have specialized and excelled in their area of practice.
Mr. Chetson submitted his name for consideration over the summer through an application process that required feedback from fellow attorneys, prosecutors and opposing counsel, and judges.
In August he was informed that he could sit for the examination. In October, Mr. Chetson sat for a day long examination where he completed a rigorous written examination, including dozens of questions on all areas of state and federal criminal law.
Fewer than 100 lawyers in North Carolina are Board Certified Specialists in State and Federal Criminal Law. Fewer than two dozen lawyers in Raleigh are Board Certified Specialists in State and Federal Criminal Law.
Mr. Chetson has also been named a Rising Star SuperLawyer for 2015, 2016 & 2017.