FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 9, 2013
CONTACT: Bethany Kennedy (602-334-4415)
Washington, D.C.— The Martindale-Hubbell legal rating service issued today a newswire press release. In it, Martindale-Hubbell announces that based on interviews with lawyers and judges, it has reaffirmed in 2013 the AV Preeminent (highest in legal ability and ethics) rating it originally awarded Jonathan W. Emord in 1996. Nominations for the rating must come from peers and follows a detailed peer review process. The rating is the highest Martindale-Hubbell bestows on lawyers, based on the professional judgment of peers.
The Martindale-Hubbell rating service includes the following in its press release issued today:
The Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent® rating is the highest possible rating for an attorney for both ethical standards and legal ability. This rating represents the pinnacle of professional excellence. It is achieved only after an attorney has been reviewed and recommended by their peers – members of the bar and the judiciary. Congratulations go to Jonathan W. Emord who has achieved the AV Preeminent® Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®.
 Available at http://news.yahoo.com/attorney-jonathan-w-emord-achieved-av-preeminent-rating-194500132.html (last accessed Aug. 9, 2013).