At Patterson, P.C., our founding Houston business litigation attorney Pete Patterson has earned numerous awards and accolades throughout his lengthy career, all of which pay testament to our firm’s unmatched advocacy and dedication. Of all of these awards, however, our 10 consecutive years of being AV Preeminent® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® is without a doubt one of our proudest achievements.
As one of the oldest and most well-known attorney ratings services in the country, millions of legal professionals and members of the community alike have turned to Martindale-Hubbell® for trusted guidance during their search for legal help and regard the organization’s Peer Review Ratings™ as the gold standard for evaluating the quality of legal service. As such, the organization’s AV Preeminent® Rating – the highest possible peer review rating for legal ability and ethics – is among one of the most sought-after and exclusive recognitions within the legal field. Lexis Nexis estimates indicate that no more than 5 percent of practicing lawyers receive this distinction.
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE AV PREEMINENT® RATED?
To receive and maintain an AV Preeminent® Rating, a legal professional must demonstrate the highest levels of professional skill and achievement and pass a multiphase evaluation process conducted by members of the bar and judiciary evaluating their legal ability and ethical standing. Only those who score a 4.5 or higher on a 5 point scale are granted AV® status.
AV® Rated attorneys display excellence in the following key areas:
- Legal knowledge
- Analytical capabilities
- Communication ability
- Legal experience
Attorneys must undergo this evaluation every year in order to maintain their rating, with their rating potentially being revised, downgraded, or even removed if there is a decline in their legal ability or ethical conduct. This ensures that only the highest echelon of attorneys are able to sustain an AV® Rating from year to year.
Having been representing the rights of businesses, corporations, and other entities throughout the greater Houston area for more than 25 years, our business litigation attorney has helped thousands of clients and can provide the aggressive legal guidance you need to ensure your company’s best interests are protected.