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Mitchell Kelling receives Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating

5/11/2015

Horack Talley has been notified by Martindale-Hubbell that family law member Mitchell Kelling has received a Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™. Mitchell was given an “AV” rating from her peers, which means that she was deemed to have very high professional ethics and preeminent legal ability.

Only lawyers with the highest ethical standards and professional ability receive a Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating. Horack Talley now has 15 lawyers with the distinction. They are: Tom Cannon, Bob Donlon, Bill Hamel, Eddie Hinshaw, Beth Hodges, Amy Hunt, Rob McNeill, Gena Morris, Kristin Ogburn, David Powell, Russell Schwartz, Tate Sterrett, Bob Turner and Jim Talley.

Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings were created in 1887 as an objective tool that would attest to a lawyer’s ability and professional ethics, based on the confidential opinions of other lawyers and judges who have worked with the lawyers they are evaluating. Martindale-Hubbell conducts secure online Peer Review Ratings surveys of lawyers across multiple jurisdictions and geographic locations, in similar areas of practice as the lawyer being rated. Reviewers are instructed to assess their colleagues' general ethical standards and legal ability in a specific area of practice.

The Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings help buyers of legal services identify, evaluate and select the most appropriate lawyer for a specific task at hand. The confidentiality, objectivity and complete independence of the ratings process are what have made the program a unique and credible evaluation tool for members of the legal profession. The legal community values the accuracy of lawyer peer review ratings because they are determined by their peers – the people who are best suited to assess the legal ability and professional ethics of their colleagues.

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