SOURCE: LexisNexis

June 12, 2007 09:20 ET

LexisNexis® Martindale-Hubbell® Announces 78 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--(Marketwire - June 12, 2007) - LexisNexis today announced that 78 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 Solution 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 solution 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 78 attorneys have recently received Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings:

Adorno & Yoss
     Thomas G. Bowman (Miami, FL)
Akerman Senterfitt
     Marlene Quintana (Miami, FL)
Balch & Bingham LLP
     Matthew A. Aiken (Birmingham, AL)
     Robert P. Fowler (Birmingham, AL)
Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
     Gregory T. Young (Nashville, TN)
Bennett Jones LLP
     Thomas A. Bauer (Toronto, Ontario)
     Scott H. D. Bower (Calgary, Alberta)
     Jane C. Helmstadter (Toronto, Ontario)
     Deron Waldock (Toronto, Ontario)
Blank Rome LLP
     Dylan S. Mitchell (New York, NY)
Broad and Cassel
     Carl Romano, (P.A.) (West Palm Beach, FL)
Burr & Forman LLP
     Allen D. Cope (Birmingham, AL)
     Lee Griffin Tyndall (Birmingham, AL)
Cipriani and Werner, P.C.
     Jamie L. Lenzi (Pittsburgh, PA)
Covington & Burling LLP
     Kenneth D. Ebanks (Washington, DC)
     Eric H. Holder (Washington, DC)
     William L. Massey (Washington, DC)
Cozen O'Connor, A Professional Corporation
     John R. Washlick (Philadelphia, PA)
Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
     Katherine B. Forrest (New York, NY)
Crowe & Dunlevy, A Professional Corporation
     Stacey D. Spivey (Oklahoma City, OK)
Day Pitney LLP
     Michael T. Lavigne (Morristown, NJ)
Doherty, Wallace, Pillsbury and Murphy, P.C.
     Gary P. Shannon (Springfield, MA)
Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC
     Briar L. McNutt (Boston, MA)
Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
     Lisa K. Abe (Toronto, Ontario)
Ford & Harrison LLP
     Tammie L. Rattray (Tampa, FL)
Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.
     Daniel M. Gantt (New York, NY)
Garvey Schubert Barer
     Carla M. DewBerry (Seattle, WA)
GrayRobinson, P.A.
     William H. Beaver, II (Orlando, FL)
Jackson Walker L.L.P.
     C. Elaine Howard (Houston, TX)
     Lucea Suzan Kedron (Dallas, TX)
Jenner & Block LLP
     Andrew A. Jacobson (Chicago, IL)
Jones Day
     Matthew A. Kairis (Columbus, OH)
Lewis and Roca LLP
     Lawrence A. Kasten (Phoenix, AZ)
     Todd E. Hale (Tucson, AZ)
Manning, Fulton & Skinner, P.A.
     Thomas C. Kilpatrick (Raleigh, NC)
Miller & Martin PLLC
     Stephen J. Stark (Chattanooga, TN)
Miller Thomson Pouliot
     Louis Coallier (Montreal, Quebec)
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
Samuel M. Starr (Boston, MA)
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
     Eric S. Bord (Washington, DC)
     Sandra Thourot Krider (Houston, TX)
     Claire Swift Kugler (Houston, TX)
Morris & Smith, Attorneys at Law
     Shinju S. Morris (Arcadia, CA)
Mulinix Ogden Hall Andrews & Ludlam, A Professional Limited Liability
Company
     Armando J. Rosell (Oklahoma City, OK)
Nixon Peabody LLP
     Courtney Q. Brooks (Manchester, NH)
     Michael L. Cornell (Boston, MA)
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
     Donald S. Prophete (Kansas City, Missouri)
Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP
     William L. Esser, IV (Charlotte, NC)
     Jami Jackson Farris (Charlotte, NC)
     Theodore B. Manuel (Charleston, SC)
Pierce Atwood LLP
     Jon S. Liland (Portland, ME)
Porter Scott, A Professional Corporation
     Carl J. Calnero (Sacramento, CA)
Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
     David S. Bloomfield (Columbus, OH)
     Robert J. Schmidt (Columbus, OH)
Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c.
     David B. Schulz (Milwaukee, WI)
Rice Silbey Reuther & Sullivan, LLP
     Renee R. Reuther (Las Vegas, NV)
Rodey, Dickason, Sloan, Akin & Robb, P.A.
     Aaron C. Viets (Albuquerque, NM)
Schiff Hardin LLP
     Catherine M. Masters (Chicago, IL)
Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
     Donna Jones (San Diego, CA)
Shughart Thomson & Kilroy, PC
     Paul M. Briggs (Phoenix, AZ)
     Bennett L. Cohen (Denver, CO)
     Robert S. Goldstein (Denver, CO)
     Sharon Kennedy (St. Joseph, MO)
     M. Tony Patton (Kansas City, MO)
     Thomas A. Rottinghaus (Kansas City, MO)
Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP
     Mary Li Creasy (Tampa, FL)
Shuttleworth & Ingersoll, P.L.C.
     Ryan N. Carter (Cedar Rapids, IA)
Sirote & Permutt, P.C.
     Russell Carter Gache (Birmingham, AL)
     Julie W. Jordan (Birmingham, AL)
     Caroline E. Walker (Birmingham, AL)
Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
     Laurel S. Rotker (New York, NY)
Thompson Hine LLP
     Michelle W. Cohen (Washington, DC)
     Jeffrey O. Moreno (Washington, DC)
Ungaretti & Harris
     Paul B. Holmes (Chicago, IL)
Vinson & Elkins LLP
     Kevin P. Lewis (Houston, TX)
White and Williams LLP
     Michael W. Horner (Cherry Hill, NJ)
Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, A Professional Corporation
     Linda Lashbrook (Woodbridge, NJ)
Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
     Daniel Levin (Washington, DC)
Zuckerman Spaeder LLP
     Michael P. Levinson (Miami, FL)
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