As an active member in several Elder Law and Trusts and Estates organizations, I have the good fortune to work alongside many of the leading members of the bar. But even among these skilled lawyers, the number of attorneys who hold the AV® Preeminent designation from Martindale-Hubbell is relatively small. I am proud that Martindale has named me a Preeminent AV® rated attorney and I think it is important for non-attorneys to understand why this matters.
Martindale-Hubbell is a leading global source of information on lawyers and law firms. For decades Martindale-Hubbell published a complete listing of all lawyers and law firms in America. Their books were found in every law firm library, and it was important to be included. Today Martindale’s information is all on-line and accessible to everyone, and the companion site www.lawyers.com is used by consumers to research lawyers.
Martindale is well known in the legal community for its Peer Review Ratings TM. These ratings from lawyers and members of the judiciary are conducted with great care. They focus on legal knowledge, judgment, analytical capabilities, communication ability and ethical standards. I have been recognized with the “AV” Preeminent rating - the highest possible Martindale-Hubbell rating.
Here’s why I think it matters: When making a decision on legal representation and guidance in matters concerning your family and your family’s assets, regardless of the size of your estate or the issues at hand, and an attorney who is a leader in the field is available, wouldn’t you rather hire that attorney?
I know I would.
If you have questions about the importance of these ratings, or would like to speak with me on any issues of concern, please call me at the office.