Nation’s Most Respected Lawyer Rating System Facilitates Evaluation
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NEW YORK– LAWFUEL – The Lawyer Newswire –LexisNexis today announced that 110 lawyers located throughout the United States and Canada have received Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review RatingsSM in the last month, in recognition of their highly regarded legal skills and professional ethics.
The Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings help in-house counsel and other sophisticated buyers of legal services identify, evaluate and select the most appropriate lawyer for a specific task at hand. Lawyer Ratings serve as an objective indicator that a lawyer has the highest ethical standards and professional ability and are used by buyers of legal services to justify their hiring decisions.
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The ratings process relies on attorney peers to assess a lawyer’s ethics and legal ability. There are three possible Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings certification ratings awarded:
CV® Peer Review Rating — The CV rating is a good first rating for lawyers and a definitive statement of their above-average ability and unquestionable ethics. This is the maximum rating a lawyer can receive who has been admitted to the bar from 3-4 years.
BV® Peer Review Rating — The BV rating is an excellent rating for a lawyer with more experience. This is the maximum rating a lawyer can receive who has been admitted to the bar from 5-9 years.
AV® Peer Review Rating — An AV rating is a significant accomplishment – a testament to the fact that a lawyer’s peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence. A lawyer must be admitted to the bar for 10 years or more to receive an AV rating.
The following 110 attorneys have recently received Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings:
David M. Hawthorne (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
Backus . Carranza
Jack P. Burden (Las Vegas, NV)
Bailey & Wyant, P.L.L.C.
Mark A. Kepple (Wheeling, WV)
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC
Ashley Meredith Lowe (Knoxville, TN)
Virginia Todd Weaver (Jackson, MS)
Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
Elizabeth Salisbury Warren (Nashville, TN)
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
Mungo Hardwicke-Brown (Calgary, Alberta)
Chaffe McCall L.L.P.
Parker Harrison (New Orleans, LA)
Cousineau McGuire Chartered
Jo Ann Strauss (Minneapolis, MN)
Crowe & Dunlevy, A Professional Corporation
Eric S. Fisher (Oklahoma City, OK)
Phillip L. Free, Jr. (Oklahoma City, OK)
Gerald L. Jackson (Tulsa, OK)
J. Robert Kalsu (Oklahoma City, OK)
James W. Larimore (Oklahoma City, OK)
John M. Thompson (Oklahoma City, OK)
Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, L.C.
Jennifer M. Kirschler (Wheeling, WV)
Michael K. Willison (Haddonfield, NJ)
Dickinson, Mackaman, Tyler & Hagen, P.C.
Mollie M. Pawlosky (Des Moines, IA)
Charles M. Schneider (Des Moines, IA)
DLA Piper US LLP
Anthony Paul Coles (New York, NY)
Faegre & Benson LLP
Stephanie J. Hill (Minneapolis, MN)
Jeffrey A. Sherman (Denver, CO)
Finkel, Whitefield, Selik, Ferrara & Feldman, Professional Corporation
David E. Sims (Farmington Hills, MI)
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, L.L.P.
Mark J. Feldstein (Washington, DC)
Foley & Lardner LLP
Andrew B. Serwin (San Diego, CA)
Ford & Harrison LLP
Troy P. Foster (Phoenix, AZ)
Foster Pepper PLLC
Marc R. Greenough (Seattle, WA)
Foster Zack Little Pasteur & Manning, P.C.
Robert J. Gilbreath (Okemos, MI)
Marlaine C. Teahan (Okemos, MI)
Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.
James B. Platt (Minneapolis, MN)
Frommer Lawrence & Haug LLP
Stephen J. Lieb (New York, NY)
Kevin F. Murphy (New York, NY)
Fulcher Hagler LLP
Michael B. Hagler, (P.C.) (Augusta, GA)
Gates & Adams, P.C.
Richard T. Bell, Jr. (Rochester, NY)
Godfrey & Kahn, S.C.
Sean O’D. Bosack (Milwaukee, WI)
Nicholas A. Kees (Milwaukee, WI)
Goodman Allen & Filetti, PLLC
Douglas E. Penner (Norfolk, VA)
Goodwin & Goodwin, LLP
Johnny M. Knisely, II (Charleston, WV)
Gordon & Polscer, LLC
William C. (Chris) Gibson (Seattle, WA)
Greenebaum Doll & McDonald PLLC
Patrick R. Northam (Louisville, KY)
Griest, Himes, Herrold, Schaumann, Ferro LLP
Christopher A. Ferro (York, PA)
Hale Lane Peek Dennison and Howard
Frederick “Fritz” R. Battcher (Reno, NV)
Herman, Fred L., Law Offices of
Thomas J. Barbera (New Orleans, LA)
Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
Noah D. Fiedler (Milwaukee, WI)
Hogan & Hartson LLP
Peter S. Spivack (Washington, DC)
Albert W. Turnbull (Washington, DC)
T. Clark Weymouth (Washington, DC)
Holland & Knight LLP
Tom McAleavey (Orlando, FL)
Curtis L. Sano (Washington, DC)
Hunton & Williams LLP
Maya M. Eckstein (Richmond, VA)
Husch & Eppenberger, LLC
Ryan J. Watson (Kansas City, MO)
Irell & Manella LLP
Rob C. Zeitinger (Los Angeles, CA)
Johnson & Condon, P.A.
Elizabeth Benson Powell (Minneapolis, MN)
Jones, Walker, Waechter, Poitevent, Carrère & Denègre, L.L.P.
Luis A. Leitzelar (Baton Rouge, LA)
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Paul A. Bondor (New York, NY)
Jeffrey Bossert Clark (Washington, DC)
Barbara Mack Harding (Washington, DC)
Paul R. Steadman (Chicago, IL)
Kluger, Peretz, Kaplan & Berlin, P.L.
Michael T. Landen (Miami, FL)
Kummer Kaempfer Bonner Renshaw & Ferrario
J. Thomas Susich (Carson City, NV)
Lenhart Obenshain PC
Cathleen P. Welsh (Harrisonburg, VA)
Lionel Sawyer & Collins
Laura K. Granier (Carson City, NV)
Littler Mendelson, A Professional Corporation
Arturo Ross (Miami, FL)
Martin, Disiere, Jefferson & Wisdom, L.L.P.
David Quan (Houston, TX)
Jeffrey Tinkham (Houston, TX)
Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C.
Ted J. Tanenbaum (Garden City, NY)
Miller Nash LLP
David G. Post, P.C. (Bend, OR)
Olson, Cannon, Gormley & Desruisseaux, A Professional Corporation
Philip S. Gerson (Las Vegas, NV)
Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly LLP
Kathy S. Kimmel (Minneapolis, MN)
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
Paul S. Crampton (Toronto, Ontario)
Pepper Hamilton LLP
Michael E. Baughman (Philadelphia, PA)
Matthew J. Hamilton (Philadelphia, PA)
Phillips, Gardill, Kaiser & Altmeyer, PLLC
J. Christopher Gardill (Wheeling, WV)
Porter Scott, A Professional Corporation
Michael W. Pott (Sacramento, CA)
Pullin, Fowler & Flanagan, PLLC
Travis S. Haley (Charleston, WV)
Traci L. Wiley (Charleston, WV)
Quarles & Brady LLP
Robert H. Lang (Chicago, IL)
Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c.
Philip R. O’Brien (Milwaukee, WI)
Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P.
Anne E. Workman (Minneapolis, MN)
Roetzel & Andress, A Legal Professional Association
Michael W. McNatt (Orlando, FL)
Sands Anderson Marks & Miller, PC
Paige A. Levy (McLean, VA)
Santoro, Driggs, Walch, Kearney, Holley & Thompson
Brian W. Boschee (Las Vegas, NV)
James D. Boyle (Las Vegas, NV)
Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP
Jonathan M. Stern (Washington, DC)
Shughart Thomson & Kilroy, PC
Seth C. Wright (St. Joseph, MO)
Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP
Duane A. Daiker (Tampa, FL)
Siegel, O’Connor, O’Donnell & Beck, P.C.
Meredith G. Diette (New London, CN)
Solomon Ward Seidenwurm & Smith, LLP
Tanya M. Schierling (San Diego, CA)
Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
Brian L. Rubin (Washington, DC)
Thompson Coburn Fagel Haber
Georgia Loukas Demeros (Chicago, IL)
Thompson Coburn LLP
Georgia Loukas Demeros (St. Louis, MO)
Thomas E. Proost (St. Louis, MO)
Troutman Sanders LLP
Thomas C. Kleine (Virginia Beach, VA)
Hannah G. Styron (Raleigh, NC)
Unruh, Turner, Burke & Frees, A Professional Corporation
Brian D. Boreman (West Chester, PA)
Anthony T. Verwey (West Chester, PA)
James R. Burdett (Washington, DC)
John F. Cooney (Washington, DC)
Jeffrey S. Tenenbaum (Washington, DC)
Damon W. D. Wright (Washington, DC)
Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP
Charles H. Williamson (Nashville, TN)
Ward and Smith, P.A.
Adam M. Beaudoin (Wilmington, NC)
E. Knox Proctor V (Raleigh, NC)
Weintraub Genshlea Chediak Law Corporation
Scott M. Hervey (Sacramento, CA)
Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, A Professional Corporation
David H. Stein (Woodbridge, NJ)
Gregory D. Shelton (Seattle, WA)
James M. Thomas (Seattle, WA)
Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
Leon B. Greenfield (Washington, DC)
Wolf, Block, Schorr and Solis-Cohen LLP
Jennifer D. Silverman (New York, NY)
Yates, LaGrand & Denenfeld PLLC
Paul Denenfeld (Grand Rapids, MI)
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