At Breyer Law Offices, P.C., you will work with an experienced, aggressive Phoenix personal injury lawyer. Mark and Alexis Breyer are an excellent husband and wife team running a successful personal injury law firm. Since 1996 they have worked hard to help their clients get the best possible compensation for their personal injury case.
With years of personal injury experience to draw from, Mark and Alexis Breyer have the skill necessary to build an undefeatable strategy for your Phoenix personal injury case. In most cases, insurance companies will fight hard to prevent paying out large settlements, but with a winning legal team like Mark and Alexis Breyer you can be assured of high quality attorney representation. They will aggressively seek justice and the fair compensation you deserve for your personal injury.
Lawyers are different than doctors. If you need surgery for a broken arm you will probably go and see an orthopedic surgeon. An orthopedic surgeon is the only kind of doctor that you will probably see for that broken arm. That's because a gastroenterologist is not going to have anything to do with performing surgery, and neither is an internist. You will go to the person who has the most knowledge and ability to handle your claim and in medicine, that is defined by what they do. However, when it comes to lawyers every single person who is admitted to the bar is allowed to practice law in any area they choose. They can have nothing but experience in divorce law and still advertise that they practice personal injury law.
This is why bar associations throughout the country started instituting programs of certified specialists. This was a way to give consumers and members of the public confidence when they went looking for a lawyer in a very serious or important case to them. In Arizona, the state bar has certified less than two percent of all lawyers as specialists in injury and wrongful death litigation. That means that while 100 percent of lawyers can claim to be personal injury lawyers, can advertise as personal injury lawyers, can put up web sites that says they take personal injury cases, more than 98 out of 100 of the lawyers that would be allowed to do that are actually certified specialists by the State Bar of Arizona.
The fact that Mark Breyer is a certified specialists is not the "end all be all" of the equation. There are many great lawyers who are certified specialists. In fact, there are many great personal injury lawyers who have not yet been certified as a specialist by the state bar, and many of them probably will be at one time. However, knowing that a lawyer has been certified as a specialist is of significant value to somebody who has a once in a lifetime decision to make and where the outcome of that injury claim will effect every aspect of their life from that point forward.
Some people wonder how does someone become a certified specialist in personal injury and wrongful death litigation. Is it political? No, not at all. It is not simply a nominating process. In fact, to become a specialist in personal injury as certified by the state bar a lawyer must fill out an application, prove that they have conducted a requisite number of jury trials from start to finish in injury and wrongful death, and they must have done enough different parts of that case to even qualify to get to the next stages. The other stage of the application process included questions that are submitted to the lawyers in the community, the lawyers that the lawyer has gone up against in court, and the judges that have seen that lawyer act as a trial lawyer in personal injury cases.
Even if all of that has been accomplished and the lawyer has been able to meet all of those criteria, there is still a full day long test on nothing but personal injury and wrongful death litigation. Unless the lawyer passes that exam, even the most esteemed lawyer with the most experience will not be certified as a specialist in personal injury and wrongful death litigation by the state bar.