MCALLEN, Texas – The Texas Board of Legal Specialization has announced Joshua A. Cummings received Board Certification in Estate Planning and Probate Law. 

Attorney Joshua A. Cummings, a partner at Atlas, Hall & Rodriguez, LLP., in McAllen, has been board certified for Estate Planning and Probate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Board Certification is a voluntary designation program certifying Texas attorneys in 25 specific areas of law. Board Certified attorneys must be licensed for at least five years, devote a required percentage of practice to a specialty area for at least three years, attend continuing education seminars, pass an evaluation by fellow lawyers and judges and pass a six-hour written examination.

Cummings, pictured above, is a 2006 graduate of Baylor University School of Law. He has been a part of Atlas, Hall & Rodriguez, LLP law firm since 2007 and was licensed by the State Bar of Texas in 2006. 

Cummings is admitted to practice in Texas, U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, and U.S. District Court Western District of Texas. In 2018, he was part of the first ever group of attorneys certified for Property Owners Association Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and he was the only attorney to receive that certification in Hidalgo County.

Board Certification is offered in 25 specific areas of law to attorneys. Initial Certification is valid for five years. To remain certified, attorneys and paralegals must apply for recertification every five years and meet substantial involvement, peer review, and continuing legal education requirements for their specialty area.

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About TBLS

Texas Board of Legal Specialization (TBLS) is authorized by the Supreme Court of Texas. It certifies attorneys in 25 specific areas of law and paralegals in 8 specific areas. TBLS serves as a resource by listing all certified attorneys and paralegals on their online database. TBLS works to ensure that the citizens of Texas receive the highest quality legal services.

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