For Immediate Release
July 31, 2012
Fort Lauderdale Attorney, Mary (Molly) Earnest of the Earnest/Tighe Law Firm, P.A., receives Board Certification in Real Estate Law.

FORT LAUDERDALE–Fort Lauderdale attorney, Mary (Molly) Earnest of the Earnest/Tighe Law Firm, P.A. has received Florida Bar Board Certification in Real Estate Law. Certification is the highest level of evaluation by The Florida Bar of the experience and competency of an attorney in a given area of law.

Established in 1982 by the Florida Supreme Court, board certification recognizes attorneys’ professionalism and ethics in practice, plus special skills, knowledge, and proficiency in 24 areas of law approved for certification by the Supreme Court of Florida. Board certification was established by the Florida Supreme Court so that consumers can identify qualified legal specialists dedicated to professional excellence. Only 7 percent of eligible Florida Bar members are board certified.

To attain board certification in real estate law, an attorney must have practiced law on a full-time basis for at least five years, had substantial involvement — 40 percent or more — in the practice of real estate law during the three years immediately preceding application, passed peer review on professionalism and character, completed 45 hours of continuing legal education and passed a written examination demonstrating knowledge, skills and proficiency in the field of real estate law.

Ms. Earnest has been licensed to practice law in Florida since 1988 and is also licensed to practice in Georgia and North Carolina. Ms. Earnest obtained her B.B.A. degree in Finance with honors and her law degree from the University of Florida, and her LLM in Taxation Law with honors from the University of Miami. She has extensive experience in real estate and commercial matters, and is a licensed title agent for Attorneys Title Fund/Old Republic Title and Fidelity National Title.

The Earnest/Tighe Law Firm, P.A. is a certified WBE and concentrates its practice in real estate, commercial litigation, foreclosures, business transactions, corporate, government, mediation, and estate planning/probate law. Established in 2003, the firm represents a variety of clients ranging from national companies and governmental entities, to small businesses and individuals. For more information please visit us at

DISCLAIMER: The information you obtain from this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for individual advice regarding your own situation. The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be solely based on advertisement. Before you decide, ask us about our qualifications and experience.