The North Carolina State Bar is the government agency which licenses and monitors attorneys. This agency distinguishes a very, very small number of attorneys as Board Certified Specialists. In order to be Board Certified, an attorney has to practice primarily in workers’ compensation for at least five years, submit an extensive application detailing various cases which they have handled, go through many hours of continuing education, have their work evaluated by a committee of other attorneys, and then if they are “lucky” enough to get that far they take a day-long written examination which many seasoned attorneys fail.
Todd Oxner was in the very first group of attorneys ever named as Board Certified Specialists in Workers’ Compensation. Currently Oxner + Permar has eight Board Certified Specialists in Workers’ Compensation, more than any other plaintiff’s firm in the entire state.