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Date: October 14, 2021


The National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA) is pleased to announce that Terry LaPorte of the LaPorte Law Firm, has successfully achieved recertification as a Social Security Disability Law advocate. The NBTA was formed out of a strong conviction that both the law profession and its clients would benefit from an organization designed specifically to create an objective set of standards illustrating an attorney’s experience and expertise in the practice of trial law.

Terry LaPorte was first Board certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy in Social Security Disability Law in 2006. Mr. LaPorte is part o f a growing number of attorneys that have illustrated their commitment to bettering the legal profession by successfully completing a rigorous application process and providing the consumer of legal services with an objective measure by which to choose qualified and experienced legal counsel.

The elaborate screening of credentials that all NBTA board certified attorneys must successfully complete includes: demonstration of substantial trial experience, submission of judicial and peer references to attest to their competency, attendance of continuing legal education courses and proof of good standing.

Board Certification is the highest, most stringent, and most reliable honor an attorney can achieve. Board certifications are the only distinctions awarded by non-profit organizations. The NBTA as well as all board certifying organizations are committed to safeguarding the public’s ability to choose a good attorney.

Terry LaPorte is a graduate of Santa Clara University School of Law and is licensed to practice in the state of California. He has been involved as an attorney in thousands of claims and appeals before the Social Security Administration, federal district courts throughout California, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. He is a sustaining member of the National Organization of Social Security Claims Representatives (NOSSCR).

Approximately three percent of American lawyers are board certified, and Mr. LaPorte is a member of a very select group who has taken the time to prove competence in their specialty area and earn board certification.

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