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Press Release for Re-certification


CHARLESTON, SC -The National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA) is pleased to announce that Timothy Clay Kulp of the law firm, Kulp and Elliott has successfully achieved recertification as a criminal trial 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.

Timothy Clay Kulp is part of a growing number of trial 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.

Timothy Clay Kulp earned his undergraduate degree in political science from The University of South Carolin. He is a graduate of the University of South Carolina Law School. Mr. Kulp is licensed to practice in South Carolina state and federal courts. He has been involved in well over a thousand local, state and federal criminal matters for over forty years. He is a member of the Charleston County Bar, the South Carolina Bar, the U.S. District Court Bar, the U.S. Fourth Circuit Bar, the Society of Former Special Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the American Bar Association, and [name organizations]. He lectured and provided materials at many legal seminars in South Carolina, Georgia, Missouri and Louisiana.

Approximately three percent of American lawyers are board certified, and Mr. Kulp 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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