Ralph A. Ferro, Jr., Esq. is Board Certified in Consumer Bankruptcy Law by the American Board of Certification.

There are only 7 other attorneys in the State of New Jersey who are board certified in the specialized field of Consumer Bankruptcy Law by the American Board of Certification:ABCLOGODownload

Ralph A. Ferro, Jr. Esq.
Board Certified – Consumer Bankruptcy Law

April 2, 2015 — The American Board of Certification announced that Ralph A. Ferro, Jr., attorney in Little Falls, New Jersey has successfully completed the requirements for national certification in Consumer Bankruptcy Law.

To become certified, Mr. Ferro satisfied the following requirements:

  • full time practice of law for at least five years;
  • good standing in the bars of all states in which where a license to practice Law  is held;
  • devoted at least 30% of practice time and at least 400 hours to bankruptcy related matters in the last 3 years;
  • documented  involvement  in consumer  bankruptcy  by providing  information  on cases practiced;
  • demonstrated  commitment  to continuing  legal education  by earning  at  least 60 hours of bankruptcy education in the past three years;
  • passed an extensive, day-long written examination covering consumer bankruptcy issues.

The American Board of Certification (ABC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the public and improving the quality of the bankruptcy bar. The rigorous ABC certification  standards  are designed  to encourage  bankruptcy  practitioners  to strive toward excellence and to recognize those attorneys who are experts in the bankruptcy field.   The ABC offers separate certification programs in business and consumer bankruptcy and creditors’  rights. All three ABC certification programs are accredited by the American Bar Association.  For a complete listing of certified attorneys, see our web page at: www.abcworld.org

Even Congress  has recognized  the value  of certification  by adding  it to  the  list of Section 330 compensation factors in the bankruptcy law.    Legislators and courts recognize that the successful operation of the bankruptcy system depends upon the involvement  of  professionals  with  special  expertise.  This  new  law  recognizes  that Board certification provides a simple, meaningful and objective measure of skill and expertise in the bankruptcy field.

The ABC is co-sponsored by The American Bankruptcy Institute and the Commercial Law  League  of  America.    The  ABC  Board  of  Directors  consists  of  many  of  the nation’s   finest  bankruptcy  and  creditors’   rights  lawyers,  former  judges,  and  Law professors.