SOURCE: LexisNexis

April 13, 2007 14:04 ET

LexisNexis® Martindale-Hubbell® Announces 101 Lawyers Receive Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings(SM)

Nation's Most Respected Lawyer Rating System Facilitates Evaluation of Legal Abilities and Professional Ethics of Attorneys

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 13, 2007 -- LexisNexis today announced that 101 lawyers located throughout the United States and Canada have received Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings(SM) in the last month, in recognition of their highly regarded legal skills and professional ethics.

The Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings help in-house counsel and other sophisticated buyers of legal services identify, evaluate and select the most appropriate lawyer for a specific task at hand. 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.

Martindale-Hubbell® is part of the LexisNexis® Client Development Solutions line, which provides industry leading networking and law firm marketing resources to help firms target clients, build their brand, develop new business opportunities, and provide exceptional client service. Through its four solutions lines -- Client Development, Practice Management, Litigation Services, and Research -- LexisNexis offers Total Practice Solutions to ensure that law firms have the tools and services they need to win in the business and practice of law.

There are three possible Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings certification ratings awarded:

CV® Peer Review Rating -- The CV rating is a good first rating for lawyers and a definitive statement of their above-average ability and unquestionable ethics. This is the maximum rating a lawyer can receive who has been admitted to the bar from 3-4 years.

BV® Peer Review Rating -- The BV rating is an excellent rating for a lawyer with more experience. This is the maximum rating a lawyer can receive who has been admitted to the bar from 5-9 years.

AV® Peer Review Rating -- An AV rating is a significant accomplishment -- a testament to the fact that a lawyer's peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence. A lawyer must be admitted to the bar for 10 years or more to receive an AV rating.

The following 101 attorneys have recently received Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings:

Akerman Senterfitt
       Geoffrey C. Cheney (Miami, FL)
Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP
       Gregg J. Loubier (Los Angeles, CA)
       Robert A. Lurie (Los Angeles, CA)
Andrews Kurth LLP
       Henry Havre (Houston, TX)
Arnold & Porter LLP
       Jeffrey S. Bromme (Washington, DC)
Baker Botts L.L.P.
       Mark L. Farley (Houston, TX)
       Roger J. Fulghum (Houston, TX)
       Tull R. Florey (Houston, TX)
Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
       David R. Esquivel (Nashville, TN)
Bell, Boyd & Lloyd LLP
       Kevin J. McCarthy (Chicago, IL)
       Sandra K. Newman (Chicago, IL)
Bennett Jones LLP
       Jennifer A. Miller (Calgary, Alberta)
       Simon D. Johnson (Calgary, Alberta)
Bracewell & Giuliani LLP
       Christopher P. Borreca (Houston, TX)
       M. Coy Connelly (Houston, TX)
       Andrew M. Edison (Houston, TX)
       Constance Gall Rhebergen (Houston, TX)
       Walter S. Keneally (Houston, TX)
       Charles H. Still, Jr. (Houston, TX)
Burr & Forman LLP
       Gary W. Farris (Atlanta, GA)
Butler, Snow, O'Mara, Stevens & Cannada, PLLC
       John A. Crawford, Jr. (Jackson, MI)
Butzel Long, A Professional Corporation
       Michael F. Smith (Detroit, MI)
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
       Steven M. Herman (New York, NY)
Cipriani and Werner, P.C.
       Gregory C. DiCarlo (Pittsburgh, PA)
Clifford Chance US LLP
       David Felsenthal (New York, NY)
Mark C. Cogan, P.C.
       Mark C. Cogan (Portland, OR)
Cohen & Grigsby, P.C.
       María I. Barbosa (Pittsburgh, PA)
       W. Scott Hardy (Pittsburgh, PA)
       Thad D. Kirkpatrick (Pittsburgh, PA)
Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP
       Matthew M. Greenberg (Wilmington, DE)
Cooley Godward Kronish LLP
       Robert H. Miller (Palo Alto, CA)
Crowe & Dunlevy, A Professional Corporation
       Stacey D. Spivey (Oklahoma City, OK)
Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP
       Natasha MacParland (Toronto, Ontario)
Day Pitney LLP
       Michael T. Lavigne (Hartford, CT)
Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C.
       Charles A. De Monaco (Pittsburgh, PA)
       Douglas C. LaSota (Pittsburgh, PA)
       Laurence R. Bronska (Chicago, IL)
       Anne M. Pachciarek (Chicago, IL)
Dykema Gossett PLLC
       Howard B. Iwrey (Detroit, MI)
Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto
       Jennifer A. Reda (New York, NY)
Foley & Lardner LLP
       Lisa J. Acevedo (Chicago, IL)
Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.
       Rebecca J. Cole (Houston, TX)
David S. Cook (Houston, TX)
       G. Edward Deery (Houston, TX)
Gordon & Rees LLP
       Phillip K. Wang (San Francisco, CA)
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
       Robert J. Ivanhoe (New York, NY)
       Allen G. Kadish (New York, NY)
       Harwell Howard Hyne Gabbert & Manner, P.C.
       Kristopher W. Kemp (Nashville, TN)
Hersh, Mannis & Bogen, LLP
       Leslie M. Jordon (Beverly Hills, CA)
Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
       Katherine Foley (Chicago, IL)
       John Y. Lee (Chicago, IL)
Howard Rice Nemerovski Canady Falk & Rabkin, A
Professional Corporation
       David J. Reis (San Francisco, CA)
Jackson & Hertogs LLP
       Atessa Chehrazi (San Francisco, CA)
Jenkens & Gilchrist, A Professional Corporation
       Robert McCormick (Dallas, TX)
Jenner & Block LLP
       Brian R. Boch (Chicago, IL)
       Daniel J. Winters (Chicago, IL)
Law Offices of Joseph R. Kafka
       Joseph R. Kafka (San Jose, CA)
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
       Thomas A. Tozer (Chicago, IL)
Lane Powell PC
       H. Peter Sorg, Jr. (Seattle, WA)
Latham & Watkins LLP
       James P. Beaubien (Los Angeles, CA)
Lerach Coughlin Stoia Geller Rudman & Robbins LLP
       Ellen A. Gusikoff Stewart (San Diego, CA)
       Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps LLP
       Christopher H. Findley (San Diego, CA)
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
       Mark J. Kelson (Los Angeles, CA)
Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP
       Craig E. Reimer (Chicago, IL)
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
       Hilary E. Laidlaw (Toronto, Ontario)
Miller Nash LLP
       Joshua M. F. Sasaki, P.C. (Portland, OR)
Morrison & Foerster LLP
       Genevieve M. Moore (San Francisco, CA)
Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP
       Stuart N. Senator (Los Angeles, CA)
Murchison & Cumming, LLP
       Todd A. Chamberlain (Los Angeles, CA)
Nixon Peabody LLP
       Mark D. Robins (Boston, MA)
       Jonathan Sablone (Boston, MA)
The Law Offices of John A. Patti
       John A. Patti (Red Bank, NJ)
Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP
       Bruce M. Wexler (New York, NY)
Phelps Dunbar LLP
       Douglas C. Noble (New Orleans, LA)
Ropes & Gray LLP
       Peter L. Ebb (Boston, MA)
Schiff Hardin LLP
       Dirk W. Andringa (Chicago, IL)
       Kevin L. Kolton (Chicago, IL)
       Charles H.R. Peters (Chicago, IL)
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
       Ronald J. Kramer (Chicago, IL)
       Sara E. Lorber (Chicago, IL)
       David L. Newman (Chicago, IL)
Shughart Thomson & Kilroy, PC
       Karen M. Gleason (Kansas City, MO)
       G. Edgar James (Kansas City, MO)
Shutts & Bowen LLP
       Paul J. Scheck (Miami, FL)
Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.
       Andrew Foster Halaby (Phoenix, AZ)
Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
       Christopher R. Donoho, III (New York, NY)
Thompson & Knight LLP (Associated with Tauil,
Chequer & Mello)
       Dawn M. Wright (Dallas, TX)
       Robert A. McFarlane (San Francisco, CA)
Ungaretti & Harris
       Julie K. Seymour (Chicago, IL)
Varga Berger Ledsky Hayes & Casey, A Professional
       Michael D. Hayes (Chicago, IL)
Vedder, Price, Kaufman & Kammholz, P.C.
       Douglas M. Hambleton (Chicago, IL)
       Thomas M. Wilde (Chicago, IL)
Wactor & Wick LLP
       William D. Wick (Oakland, CA)
Ward and Smith, P.A.
       Alexander C. Dale (New Bern, NC)
       Clifford P. Parson (New Bern, NC)
White and Williams LLP
       Robert F. Walsh (Philadelphia, PA)
Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C.
       Steven F. Stanaszak (Milwaukee, WI)
Wildman, Harrold, Allen & Dixon LLP
       John S. Letchinger (Chicago, IL)
       Neil G. Wolf (Chicago, IL)
Wong, Cabello, Lutsch, Rutherford & Brucculeri, LLP
       Christopher D. Keirs (Houston, TX)
Young Wooldridge, LLP
       Steven M. Torigiani (Bakersfield, CA)
About LexisNexis

LexisNexis® ( is a leading provider of information and services solutions, including its flagship Web-based Lexis® and Nexis® research services, to a wide range of professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting and academic markets. A member of Reed Elsevier (NYSE: ENL) (NYSE: RUK) (, LexisNexis serves customers in 100 countries with 13,000 employees worldwide.

Contact Information

  • Media Contact
    Daryn Teague
    Teague Communications
    Email Contact