Pavese Law Firm is proud to announce that attorney Christopher L. Pope recently earned Board Certification in Construction Law in the Florida State Bar. In 2019, Mr. Pope also became Board Certified in Condominium and Planned Development Law, making him one of only two attorneys in Florida, and the only one in Southwest Florida, to have both of these specialty certifications.
Board certification is the highest level of recognition by the Florida Bar. Only about 7% of Florida’s more than 107,000 lawyers have earned board certification. In the past five years, an average of only 39.3% of those seeking Board Certification in Construction Law qualified for this prestigious recognition.
“Becoming Board Certified is difficult. The process is designed to recognize only those demonstrating true expertise, backed up with successful construction law experience,” explained Pope. “Earning my Board Certification gives my clients and my prospective clients peace of mind knowing that they have an expert to guide and represent them. This is why I did it.”
Lawyers certified in Construction Law deal with matters relating to the design and construction of improvements on private and public projects. To become Board Certified, lawyers are evaluated by their peers, must meet the highest standards for special knowledge, and demonstrate the skill, character, ethics, and reputation for professionalism. This evaluation requires passing a rigorous examination administered by the Florida Bar.
Pope joined the Pavese Law Firm in 2012 and became a partner in 2018. His clients include top national homebuilders, contractors, developers, condominiums and community associations.