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Pennsylvania Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct
Comment - Rule 7.4
 This Rule permits a lawyer to indicate areas of practice in communications about the lawyer's service; for example, in a telephone directory or other advertising. If a lawyer practices only in certain fields, or will not accept matters except in such fields, the lawyer is permitted to so indicate. However, stating that the lawyer is a "specialist" is not permitted unless the lawyer has been certified as a specialist by a certifying organization approved under the procedure of paragraph (b). The standards in paragraph (b)(1) and (2) are intended to comply with the requirements for advertising claims of specialization set forth in Peel v. Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission of Illinois, 496 U.S. 91, 110 L.Ed.2d 83, 110 S.Ct. 2281 (1990).