Ron D. Herman of Wellington, managing partner of Herman Law P.A., has been awarded an AV Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell. This is the highest peer-review rating provided by the well-known national rating service.
Receiving this rating level indicates that Herman has been ranked by his professional peers as having the highest levels of legal ability and ethical standards. He received the rating for the practice areas of criminal law and commercial law.
Receiving the AV rating is a prestigious honor, as it is awarded to less than five percent of lawyers in the United States. The rating process requires other members of the bar and the judiciary to conduct extensive evaluations of the attorney being rated. Lawyers located in various jurisdictions and geographic areas (and in similar practice areas to the attorney evaluated) are asked to assess the individual being rated in multiple areas. They first rate the individual in the areas of general ethical standards. A candidate who is considered to have “very high” ethical standards is then rated in the area of legal ability, which takes into account legal knowledge, analytical capabilities, judgment, communication ability and legal experience.
Ratings are given on a scale of 1 to 5, with scores of 4.5 to 5 resulting in the highest rating tier of AV Preeminent. After being evaluated by his peers, Herman received an AV Preeminent 4.9 rating. Through this rating, Herman has proven himself as a legal professional with strong professional values and abilities. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings is a helpful resource for individuals who are trying to select an attorney. These ratings provide prospective clients with objective information that can help them make informed decisions.
In addition to the AV Preeminent Rating, Herman has also recently been awarded a “Superb” rating by Avvo.com, a legal ranking web site. The ratings range from 1 to 10, with the 9.0 to 10.0 “Superb” rating being the highest rating assigned to a lawyer. Herman was rated 9.6 “Superb.” The ratings are calculated after evaluating the attorney’s profile, years in practice, any disciplinary history, professional achievements and industry recognition. Avvo collects background data on lawyers from multiple sources, including state bar associations and court records. Avvo’s ratings help the consumer searching for quality counsel because Avvo’s ratings are unbiased, all lawyers are rated using the same standards and the ratings are developed by legal experts for use by consumers.
AV is a registered certification mark of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. 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.
With its main office in downtown West Palm Beach, Herman Law P.A. is dedicated to providing clients with legal representation in the areas of business litigation, criminal defense and personal injury. Herman, a former prosecutor, has more than 12 years of experience, having tried over 150 jury trials. To learn more about the firm or to schedule a free case evaluation, call (561) 514-0415 or visit www.rhlawfl.com.
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