Martindale-Hubbell has confirmed that attorney John H. Moore, Stephen C. Steele, William R. Johnson, Robert D. Ingram, Brian O’Neil, Phillip Beggs, Eldon L. Basham, Matthew J. Howard, Clayton Carmack, Kevin Carlock, Harry R. Tear and Jeffrey A. Daxe still maintain the AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell’s highest possible rating for both ethical standards and legal ability.
The AV Rating is the highest possible rating given by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review for a lawyer and is established wholly on a peer-review basis. The AV Preeminent designation signifies that attorneys have been rated by Judges and fellow attorneys as having the highest possible rating for legal abilities and ethical standards.
The “AV Preeminent” rating is awarded to less than five percent of all attorneys across the United States and is the highest rating offered by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory. The Legal Ability Rating indicates professional ability in a specific area of practice and is based on five key areas: legal knowledge, analytical capabilities, judgment, communication ability, and legal experience. The General Ethical Standards Rating denotes adherence to professional standards of conduct and ethics, reliability, diligence, and other criteria relevant to the discharge of professional responsibilities.
The AV Preeminent rating is a nationally recognized acknowledgment ofJohn H. Moore, Stephen C. Steele, William R. Johnson, Robert D. Ingram, Brian O’Neil, Phillip Beggs, Eldon L. Basham, Matthew J. Howard, Clayton Carmack, Kevin Carlock, Harry R. Tear and Jeffrey A. Daxe’s accomplishments and skills as an attorney, and places them among the elite practitioners in the country.