Meet the Family Law Attorneys Attorney in Round Rock, Texas

Meet Tyler Pennington

Austin, TX family law attorney Tyler Pennington shares his background & experience and explains what it means to be a board-certified in family law.

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growing up i always did music and
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theater which is
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completely different than the practice
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of law but i’ve always enjoyed public
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speaking and
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working with individuals and so when i
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made the transition and decided i wanted
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to be an attorney i
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also worked with children with special
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needs at that time and so because of my
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background working with children in the
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foster care system as well as children
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with special needs i kind of fell into
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the family law field because i realized
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that there was a great need for families
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to have quality
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representation when they’re going
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through a family case
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and then when i was in law school i
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did clinic work for the family law
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clinic at my law school i won most
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outstanding clinic student for my work
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in the
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family law clinic and i also worked for
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the public defender’s office where i
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gained all of my experience
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during law school in the criminal
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defense field and i did everything from
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sexual assaults to murder cases and i
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was actually second chairing murder
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trials when i was in law school and so
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that’s where my experience comes and how
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i kind of got into the areas of family
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law and criminal defense
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so if you are hiring a board-certified
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attorney uh for instance in family law
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i’m board-certified in family law you
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know that you’re getting an attorney
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that has
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a lot of experience in that area and
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they’ve been tested in that area so to
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speak and what i mean by that is
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there’s about 110 000 lawyers in the
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state of texas and only about 7 100 of
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them are
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board certified in a specific area it’s
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about 6 percent of attorneys
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you have to have been practicing for at
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least five years
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you have to have a certain percentage of
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your practice in that specific area you
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have to have letters of recommendation
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from other attorneys and judges who
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you’ve worked with
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on
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matters in that area of law
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you have to have had so many jury trials
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so many types of appeals
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so many different types of cases within
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that
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specific area and then ultimately you
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also have to have
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the continuing legal education in that
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area and you have to take a test too to
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get board certified and then every five
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years you have what’s called
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recertification
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where they basically verify that you’re
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still
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keeping up to date in that specific
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field so when you hire a board certified
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attorney you know that you’re getting
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somebody
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that is an expert in that specific area
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of law not just the law in general

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