News and Noteworthy
New and Noteworthy
Record Number of Schuyler Roche, P.C. Attorneys Enjoy Martindale's Coveted AV Rating
Michael B. Roche is pleased to announce that nearly 60 percent of Schuyler, Roche & Crisham attorneys eligible for an AV rating—the highest peer review rating Martindale-Hubbell assigns—have earned this distinction. "Extraordinary skill and high ethical standards are important requisites for achieving AV status," explains Roche, a status Martindale defines as legal ability ranging from "very high to preeminent."
A venerable company relying on more than a century of experience, Martindale-Hubbell manages North America's largest database for locating lawyers and law firms in the United States and Canada. Its services are essential to law firms making referrals or seeking council in other jurisdictions and to prospective clients researching on their own behalf. Martindale's database is available through a variety of venues, including Lexis-Nexis, the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory and its corresponding website. "An AV® Peer Review Rating is a significant accomplishment," explains the site, "a sign that a lawyer is ranked at the highest level of professional excellence."
James Komie, president of Schuyler, Roche & Crisham, explains: "Martindale's standards are exceedingly high, but the most impressive aspect of its rating process is that competitors practicing in a particular bar rate their own peers."
All peer opinions are subject to scrutiny by Martindale's professional staff. Personal interviews and peer conferences comprise one aspect in the examination process, where reviewers seek "positive indicators" of exemplary ethics, verifiable experience and professional growth. Consensus is another component of selection, and perhaps the most critical. Important to note is that attorneys are neither required or expected to apply for a Martindale rating, but those who do have elected to rely on an established and credible means of communicating their legal stature to peers and potential clients.
Included in Schuyler, Roche & Crisham's exceptional percentage of AV-rated attorneys are: