SOURCE: LexisNexis

March 08, 2007 09:25 ET

LexisNexis® Martindale-Hubbell® Announces 130 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) -- March 8, 2007 -- LexisNexis today announced that 130 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 130 attorneys have recently received Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings:

Alston & Bird LLP
       Jeffrey A. Belkin (Atlanta, GA)
       Michael L. Stevens (Atlanta, GA)
Arent Fox LLP
       Mark D. Taylor (Washington, DC)
Arnall Golden Gregory LLP
       Henry M. Perlowski (Atlanta, GA)
       Ronald A. Weiner (Atlanta, GA)
Arnold & Porter LLP
       Murray R. Garnick (Washington, DC)
Baird Holm LLP
       Julie A. Knutson (Omaha, NE)
Bennett Jones LLP
       Edward T. Yoo (Calgary, Alberta)
Blackwell Sanders Peper Martin LLP
       Maxwell Carr-Howard (Kansas City, MO)
Brown McCarroll, L.L.P.
       Chris Blackerby (Austin, TX)
Bullivant Houser Bailey PC
       Katherine S. Somervell (Portland, OR)
Butler, Snow, O'Mara, Stevens & Cannada, PLLC
       Randall D. Noel (Jackson, MI)
       Joshua J. Wiener (Jackson, MI)
Chamblee & Ryan A Professional Corporation
       Jeffery M. Kershaw (Dallas, TX)
Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP
       Diana K. Lloyd (Boston, MA)
Cipriani and Werner, P.C.
       Timothy G. Sullivan (Pittsburgh, PA)
Clausen Miller PC
       Paula M. Carstensen (Chicago, IL)
Covington & Burling LLP
       Ethan M. Posner (Washington, DC)
Crowell & Moring LLP
       John E. McCarthy, Jr. (Washington, DC)
       Beth Nolan (Washington, DC)
Dickstein Shapiro LLP
       Matthew Steven Bergman (Washington, DC)
       Deborah E. Greenspan (Washington, DC)
Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
       Sean P. Callan (Cincinnati, OH)
       Jason B. Sims (Cincinnati, OH)
Fineman Krekstein & Harris, P.C.
       Joseph D. Cronin (Philadelphia, PA)
       June J. Essis (Philadelphia, PA)
       Richard J. Perr (Philadelphia, PA)
Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP
       Paul T. Williamson (Dallas, TX)
Gibbons P.C.
       Peter J. Torcicollo (Newark, NJ)
Godwin Pappas Langley Ronquillo, LLP
       Jack T. Jamison (Dallas, TX)
Gordon Hargrove & James, P.A.
       Cristina M. Pierson (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
Harwell Howard Hyne Gabbert & Manner, P.C.
       David Simcox (Nashville, TN)
       Leslie B. Wilkinson, Jr. (Nashville, TN)
Haynes and Boone, LLP
       Patrick D. Keating (Dallas, TX)
       Jennifer Thoman Wisinski (Dallas, TX)
Hogan & Hartson LLP
       Agnes Pek Dover (Washington, DC)
       Ari Q. Fitzgerald (Washington, DC)
       Stuart M. Langbein (Washington, DC)
       Lynda K. Marshall (Washington, DC)
       Jonathan T. Rees (Washington, DC)
Howard Rice Nemerovski Canady Falk & Rabkin, A Professional Corporation
       David J. Reis (San Francisco, CA)
Howrey LLP
       Barbara O. Bruckmann (Washington, DC)
       Jeffrey M. Lenser (Washington, DC)
Jackson Walker L.L.P.
       William G. Fowler (Dallas, TX)
Jenkens & Gilchrist, A Professional Corporation
       Tyree C. Collier (Dallas, TX)
       Gregory J. Schmitt (Dallas, TX)
Lang Michener LLP
       Carl A. De Vuono (Toronto, Ontario)
       Mark S. Mitchell (Toronto, Ontario)
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
       Sharon B. Bauman (Los Angeles, CA)
Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP
       Eric H. Cottrell (Chicago, IL)
       Geofrey L. Master (Chicago, IL)
       Andrew S. Rosenman (Chicago, IL)
       Richard W. Shepro (Chicago, IL)
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
       William H. Richardson (Toronto, Ontario)
McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP
       Ray M. Aragon (Washington, DC)
Miles & Stockbridge P.C.
       Henry J. Suelau (Baltimore, MD)
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
       John J. McAleese, III (Philadelphia, PA)
Nixon Peabody LLP
       Sarah Teachworth Boehs (Boston, MA)
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
       Mahmud Jamal (Toronto, Ontario)
Parker McCay P.A.
       Philip A. Norcross (Marlton, NJ)
       Kevin D. Sheehan (Marlton, NJ)
Parsons Behle & Latimer, A Professional Corporation
       Richard J. Angell (Salt Lake City, UT)
       John E. Delaney, Jr. (Salt Lake City, UT)
       Kerry L. Owens (Salt Lake City, UT)
Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP
       Katherine B. Lipton (New York, NY)
Pepper Hamilton LLP
       Matthew H. Adler (Philadelphia, PA)
       James D. Rosener (Philadelphia, PA)
Phelps Dunbar LLP
       Jeffrey M. Barbin (New Orleans, LA)
       Jane H. Barney (New Orleans, LA)
       Jonathan C. Benda (New Orleans, LA)
       Shelton Dennis Blunt (New Orleans, LA)
       Allen D. Darden (New Orleans, LA)
       Kelsey Kornick Funes (New Orleans, LA)
       Susan W. Furr (New Orleans, LA)
       Karleen J. Green (New Orleans, LA)
       Gwen P. Harmon (New Orleans, LA)
       Michael D. Hunt (New Orleans, LA)
       H. Alston Johnson III (New Orleans, LA)
       F. Scott Kaiser (New Orleans, LA)
       Thomas H. Kiggans (New Orleans, LA)
       Steven J. Levine (New Orleans, LA)
       Kyle C. Marionneaux (New Orleans, LA)
       Richard E. Matheny (New Orleans, LA)
       William Bowen McRae, Jr. (New Orleans, LA)
       Patrick O'Hara (New Orleans, LA)
       Marshall M. Redmon (New Orleans, LA)
       Patrick Ragan Richard (New Orleans, LA)
       Jane A. Robert (New Orleans, LA)
       Randy P. Roussel (New Orleans, LA)
       John O. Shirley (New Orleans, LA)
       John B. Shortess (New Orleans, LA)
       Virginia Yoder Trainor (New Orleans, LA)
       Jeremy F. Werfal (New Orleans, LA)
       Erin J. Wilder-Doomes (New Orleans, LA)
Pierce Atwood LLP
       Mark E. Porada (Portland, ME)
Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
       Laurie N. Jacques (Columbus, OH)
Post & Schell, P.C.
       Andrew E. Dremann (Philadelphia, PA)
Reed Smith LLP
       Debra H. Dermody (Pittsburgh, PA)
Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c.
       Heather L. Fields (Milwaukee, WI)
       Christopher E. Ware (Milwaukee, WI)
       Sherilyn R. Whitmoyer (Milwaukee, WI)
Roetzel & Andress, A Legal Professional Association
       Chad Arfons (Akron, OH)
Shuttleworth & Ingersoll, P.L.C.
       Laurie L. Dawley (Cedar Rapids, IA)
       Patricia L. Hoffman-Simanek (Cedar Rapids, IA)
Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.
       Andrew Foster Halaby (Phoenix, AZ)
Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.
       David A. Zagore (Cleveland, OH)
Stikeman Elliott LLP
       Ashley John Taylor (Toronto, Ontario)
Stites & Harbison, PLLC
       David W. Nagle, Jr. (Louisville, KY)
Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
       Ann G. Fort (Atlanta, GA)
Taylor, Day, Currie, Boyd & Johnson
       Rhonda B. Boggess (Jacksonville, FL)
Thompson Coburn LLP
       Rodney A. Harrison (St. Louis, MO)
Van Cott, Bagley, Cornwall & McCarthy, A Professional Corporation
       Mara A. Brown (Salt Lake City, UT)
Venable LLP
       Craig A. Thompson (Baltimore, MD)
Ward and Smith, P.A.
       Adam M. Beaudoin (New Bern, NC)
White and Williams LLP
       Richard H. Maurer (Philadelphia, PA)
       Michael J. Mentzel (Philadelphia, PA)
Wildman, Harrold, Allen & Dixon LLP
       Joseph E. Bender (Chicago, IL)
       Gary R. Gillen (Chicago, IL)
       Jonathan S. Goodman (Chicago, IL)
       Paul Olszowka (Chicago, IL)
       James M. Snyder (Chicago, IL)
Wiley Rein LLP
       Helgi C. Walker (Washington, DC)
Williams & Connolly LLP
       Edward J. Bennett (Washington, DC)
Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
       Robert G. Bagnall (Washington, DC)
       Leon B. Greenfield (Washington, DC)
       Robert T. Novick (Washington, DC)
       Robert W. Trenchard (Washington, DC)
       Cheryl P. Vollweiler (New York, NY)
       William M. Wingertzahn (New York, NY)
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